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:
Our very first online Integrating Cities Conference takes place at a time when integration is moving up on the policy agenda of the EU. As such, the European Commission’s Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion, which will be released by the end of 2020, will set the policy context in which a closer involvement of cities in designing integration policies is indispensable.2 minutes read
They say that there is no such thing as a free lunch, so when asylum seekers eat lunch for free at Bristol’s Refugee Rights Welcome Centre, who is really footing the bill?4 minutes read
In Italy, the city of Turin is trying out new models in the field of migration to deal with the issue.3 minutes read
Images of refugees entering Greece have been blazing across Europe for almost half a decade – now it’s time to hear their voices.2 minutes read