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#ALFCitiesInDialogue - Host Communities and Urban Issues

Inclusive Cities: Challenges or Opportunities
Helinä Rautavaara Museum (Finland)

The webinar ‘Inclusive Cities: Challenges or Opportunities’ is the first webinar on urban issues organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation National Network member Helinä Rautavaara Museum (Finland) in the framework of the Anna Lindh Foundation Intercultural Cities Programme.

This webinar shed light on the timely matter of displacement, refuge, and migration in Europe and Eastern Mediterranean countries and the importance of cultural and religious diversity for social cohesion and the prosperity of the societies.

The webinar articulates egalitarian methods of addressing intercultural dialogue at the city level through presentations and debating migrants/refugees and host community relations. 

The objectives of the webinar are twofold. On the individual scale, raising awareness, understandings, and capabilities of individuals concerned with the inclusiveness and sustainability of their environment; and develop a more comprehensive understanding of migrants/refugees and host community relations as a multilayered process including the social, spatial, and economic. On the public scale, forming a network of diverse, transnational host communities and propagating knowledge, methodology, and pedagogy across borders and while advancing modalities of inclusive cities.

The entire session was recorded and will be uploaded on the website of the museum for outreach and future reference. The information from the event will be further analysed and presented through a manifesto for local urban agencies such as Espoo Municipality during the museum’s exhibition in March 2022 that is titled ‘Cities and Communities: Sustainable Development Through Culture’.

Language of the session: English

Find out more through the attached Project Description.