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Migrant-enterprise policies for the intercultural city

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Council of Europe

The Council of Europe and its partner cities have developed an intercultural approach to issues of integration which enables cities to reap the benefits and minimize the risks related to human migration and cultural diversity. Its key elements are: creating spaces and opportunities for deep interaction and co-creation between people of different cultural origins and backgrounds, to build trust and realize the creative potential of diversity; power-sharing – involving people of diverse origins in decision-making in urban institutions, be they political, educational, social, economic or cultural; fostering intercultural competence in public, private and civil-society organizations; embracing cultural pluralism and the complexity of identities through leadership discourse and symbolic actions; and managing conflict positively, busting stereotypes and engaging in a debate about the impact and potential of diversity for local development.