On 8-9th October 2019, the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities Programme (“ICC”) with its partner ICC UK held the first Intercultural Integration Academy in the UK. The event was a two-day immersive course, designed to help cities make the most out of the ICC network and deepen their knowledge on subjects chosen by them.
Experts from the Council of Europe’s Intercultural Cities network visited Manchester City Council to explore the findings from the recently completed City Index.
As a key part of the induction into the Intercultural Cities network, Experts from the Council of Europe visited Kirklees Council located in the Yorkshire Pennines area of England.
Leeds City Council welcomed to the Intercultural Cities International Network, taking current UK ICC membership up to seven, with five new member Councils since 2018.
On the 4th April 2019, ICC UK chaired a panel for Camden Council’s community outreach event, exploring ‘how to come together in difficult times’. During this event we discussed the work ICC is doing to bring together UK local authorities and the international community on integration.
On 20th November 2018, ICC UK in collaboration with Lewisham Council held an Intercultural Cities Summit. 41 participants from 32 different organisations attended to learn about the work Intercultural Cities is carrying out in the UK, and explore how councils can benefit from the network.
On 12th September 2018, the ICC UK Network hosted a round table for local integration actors in Bristol in collaboration with the social enterprise ACH Himilo: https://ach.org.uk/about.
The ICC UK Network presents the ICC Network to Chief Executives of Northern local authorities in Calderdale
The ICC UK Network attended a seminar in Tenerife on how the intercultural approach can promote civic participation in diverse societies