VALUES enables cities to exchange know-how, expertise, and good practices on how best to implement local actions. It builds on the experience and success of past Eurocities projects (CITIES GROW, MIXITIES, DIVE, INTI-Cities, ImpleMentoring) that together addressed the gaps in the implementation of the Integrating Cities Charter, which embodies the cities’ commitment to third-country national’s integration.

By connecting city authorities and volunteer organisations through communities of practices and staff exchange, VALUES aims to improve structural cooperation and build partnerships between cities and volunteer organisations in integrating third-country nationals, by building and developing 4 communities of practices or clusters, on the following themes:

  • Community building in cities to foster a welcoming culture
  • Innovative voluntary activities in integration: engaging migrants and refugees in volunteering activities for integration activities
  • Cities and volunteer cooperation in migrant integration at neighbourhood (or ‘community’) level
  • Mobilising volunteers in engaging young migrant population in community life.


Rossella Nicoletti Project Coordinator


Go extra large

“Had it not been for this place, I’d have been on the street;” It is hard to estimate the impact that such migrant-run spaces can have.

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Madrid’s best team

In Madrid, migrants and locals volunteer together, fuelling integration while fortifying the city with a host of projects from working in animal shelters, to helping people with cognitive impairments, to giving guided tours on local history.

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No one has no skills

If someone is a mother, Moses tells them “You have a skill: you care. That’s something for you in each and every environment you are in.” If someone was a shepherd, he tells them that means “you are organised, you know how to look after a flock.”

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