EUROPEAN TOWNS FOSTERING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND COMBATTING DISCRIMINATION OF MIGRANTS AND MINORITIES

Project Summary

The project “EUROPEAN TOWNS FOSTERING INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE AND COMBATTING DISCRIMINATION OF MIGRANTS AND MINORITIES” is funded by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union, strand 2.2. "European Networks of Towns".

The project is coordinated by the Municipality of Carnicava, Latvia in cooperation with 15 partners from 14 European countries - 11 EU members and 3 EU neighboring countries. The project activities are taking place between 2019 and 2022 and  include a wide range of local and international residential, virtual and hybrial events in all partner countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Romania, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania.

The project offers a set of joint towns-citizens actions in fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding of all cultural communities in Europe, preventing discrimination and combating the stigmatization of migrants and minority groups in European societies by citizens debate, civic action and drafting of local intercultural policies and recommendation to European policy-makers.


Seeking to raise awareness on the richness of EU cultural environment and promote key European values such as pluralism and tolerance, the project facilitates intercultural exchange, this way contributing to the development of a respectful, dynamic and multifaceted European identity. 


Key project priority is fostering intercultural dialogue between diverse communities and political actors in Europe, preventing discrimination and combating the stigmatization of migrants and minority groups. 


In accordance with the "Europe for Citizens" Program priority to share good practices on transnational scale, our partnership involves five future and present European Capitals of Culture: Rijeka (2020), Kaunas (2022), Timisoara (2021), Novi Sad (2021) and Plovdiv (2019).


Expected project outcomes include promotion of active civic participation on transnational scale; support to local and European policy makers' and citizens`efforts in jointly address challenges of intercultural dialogue and stigmatization of minorities and migrants; support the activities of local authorities and CSOs that aim to influence social interaction, communication and mutual understanding between different cultural groups and to promotion of inclusion of migrants a minorities in social and cultural life of all European towns. 


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