Cultural diversity and cities : the intercultural integration approach
Title: Cultural diversity and cities : the intercultural integration approach
Author: GUIDIKOVA, Irena
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS PP; 2014/02; Global Governance Programme; Cultural Pluralism
Research has convincingly demonstrated that diversity of cultural backgrounds and associated differences in skills, education and abilities can be a rich resource for companies and creative teams but also for the social and economic development of societies. The challenge is to conceive and implement public policies and institutions that make it possible to realise the positive potential of diversity. The Intercultural integration policy paradigm which takes up this challenge has been developed and tested by the Council of Europe in a range of cities across the continent. The article introduces this paradigm as well as a series of examples of how it translates into different policy areas.
Subject: Diversity; Diversity advantage; Local policy; Integration; Inclusion
Type of Access: openAccess