Posts Tagged ‘migration’

4 lessons every European city can learn from Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city in the Ruhr Area in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 211 000 inhabitants and is one of the cities still fighting to overcome its industrial past. Over the past two years, Oberhausen has often served as an example of a German city coping with the influx of [...]

By Petra Očkerl, on March 14th, 2017 at 13:25

Exchanges on the Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees at the #EUWRC

As previously reported on URBACT pages the European Union faces one of its gravest challenges with the biggest wave of migration since World War II, as people flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Cities are at the forefront of this challenge, many having to find ways to cope with large numbers [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on November 2nd, 2016 at 12:36

‘Migrant crisis’: Two worlds apart seeking cohesion between the national and local levels

Credit photos: Gordon Welters/UNHCR, “How will Germany house all its refugees?”, irinnews.org How can social innovation help in today’s Europe, which is welcoming people from Africa and the Middle East, fleeing war and poverty? How can social innovation reduce the fear of the unknown in central and east European countries, who do not have a [...]

By Peter Wolkowinski, on May 2nd, 2016 at 12:31

Pictures that say thousands of words

A good friend of mine grew up in Kampala, Uganda in the 1970s. An uncle of his owned the main cinema there, at the time. One day the uncle learned that the head of state, Idi Amin, had chosen the cinema as the venue for his latest wedding reception. This meant the uncle had to [...]

By Eddy Adams, on September 30th, 2015 at 15:00

Migrant Integration: Inventing Multicultural Citizenship at City Level

Migration in Europe today presents a complex picture.The previous trends of predominantly Mediterranean migration to the industrial north, and post-colonial migration from third countries have been replaced by more diverse patterns, with many cities now playing host to a mix of migrants from different ethnic groups, including new immigrants, for example from Latin America, people [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on October 15th, 2013 at 16:01

Roma on the “European agenda”

When a Government chooses to target people on the basis of ethnicity the actions encourage further discrimination and aggravate the already complex issue of Roma exclusion.  The recent declarations and actions of President Sarkozy to expel significant numbers of Roma people from France is not a demonstration of strong Government and is clearly at odds [...]

By URBACT, on September 8th, 2010 at 17:38

Singer reflects bright lights on Belfast!

A Belfast songwriter is getting ready to take the next step on his career path after winning OPENCities Soundtrack for Belfast competition to write a song which captures the spirit of Belfast. Tyler Green won the OPENCities Soundtrack For Belfast competition, organised by the British Council in association with Oh Yeah music centre, with his [...]

By URBACT, on March 17th, 2010 at 11:21

OPENCities: Faces Exhibition

“I particularly like that OPENCities tries to sell the opportunities that lie in migration instead of just stressing the problems” said Burkhard Hintzsche, Director Integration, State Capital of Düsseldorf during the launching event of OPENCities’ photography exhibition. Indeed, to accompany the research element of the URBACT OPENCities project, a photography exhibition commissioned by the British [...]

By URBACT, on July 6th, 2009 at 15:01