PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER, EVALUATION EXPERT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Sharing common vision to challenges and searching together for development opportunities, networking between towns is a great long-term perspective for exchange of good practices and sustainable cooperation.
Deputy Head of Development and Planning Unit at Carnikava Municipality
Carnikava Municipality, Latvia
Polish Historian and Journalist,
Bringing together towns and citizens to debate their daily challenges. The more perspectives involved, the greater the opportunity for learning; out of multiple perspectives greater collective wisdom emerge.
People thus had three choices when they encountered the Other: They could choose war, they could build a wall around themselves, or they could enter into dialogue.
Diversity attracts human capital, encourages innovation, and ensures fairness and equal access to the disadvantaged groups - this way fostering the competitive advantage of European towns.
EUROPEAN TOWNS FOSTERING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND COMBATTING DISCRIMINATION OF MIGRANTS AND MINORITIES