Title: Integration in medium-sized cities: big enough to cope, small enough to care
Code: 11B90
Chair: Lamers, Cor
Organisers: City of Schiedam with Eurotowns
Themes: Theme 2: Regions and Cities as change agents
Speakers: Foracchia, Serena
Högström, Helena
Kyenge, Cécile Kashetu
Mayer, Christiane
Thor, Emma
Capacity: 132
Location: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51
Date: 11/10/2017 [11:15-13:00]
Refreshments: No
Lunch: No
Dinner: No
Brief: A central issue for the European community is the successful integration of new citizens. The rapidly growing cultural diversity within our cities presents challenges to community cohesion and the socio-economic fabric of local communities. The development of public policies that help to unlock the positive aspects of diversity and minimise potential negative effects is a particular priority for all European authorities.

This workshop will present examples of innovative solutions that are being employed in several medium-sized cities that could help authorities and decision/policy makers successfully meet the challenges of integrating new citizens into local communities. For more information on our session please look at http://eurotowns.org/.

Target audience:
- EU, national, regional and local policy/decision makers
- Authorities managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes and projects
-  Other stakeholders: private companies, financial institutions, European and national associations
- Academics, students and researchers

  The workshop is fully booked.