What we do

ICC instruments

The Council of Europe offers tools to measure the impact of diversity policies such as the ICC Index, visits by experts and workshops and seminars to discuss shared challenges.

RECI meetings

We organize work meetings and seminars to share the knowledge generated and identify opportunities to improve the intercultural vision in the management of cities.

Projects and actions

Following the annual Work Plans, we promote lines of work to promote the design of innovative policies at the local level based on the intercultural approach.

Support Tools

We provide expert advice, training and support to the cities in the preparation of strategic plans, among other services.

Antirumour Strategies

The EAR is an innovative public policy methodology whose objective is to prevent discrimination and improve coexistence by promoting a change in perceptions and attitudes.

ICC Instruments

The ICC Index (Intercultural Index of Cities) is a tool to measure the impact that diversity policies have on cities, especially in terms of the integration of immigrants or minorities. The ICC is applied for the first time when a new city joins the RECI, and it is applied periodically with the objective of diagnosing the evolution of the results of the diversity policies applied since that moment.

More information: https://www.coe.int/en/web/interculturalcities/about-the-index

RECI meetings

We do organise two annual work meetings where the annual work plan is approved and compliance is monitored. In addition, a space is dedicated for dialogue, exchange of knowledge and work on relevant content between cities.

Since 2018, visits to RECI cities have been promoted in order to better understand the reality of each city, share experiences, strengthen the link with the RECI and intercultural policies of the city and promote mainstreaming and political commitment.

Finally, there is a new RECI discussion space open, not only to the cities of the network, but also to academia, civil society and other administrations. It is a day of work, with contents that gather the most relevant questions that accompany the annual work plan.

Projects and actions

Based on the priorities set by the cities and in line with the work plan of the Intercultural Cities program of the Council of Europe, the annual work plans that define the themes and lines of work of the RECI are approved.

Actions consist in the exchange of good practices, the promotion of shared projects, the visits of experts to the cities, the organisation of thematic workshops and seminars, the preparation of guides, manuals, research and applied policy materials, as well as the participation in international events and workshops.

Among the topics addressed, we include the design of intercultural strategies and inclusion, political discourse and communication, cross-cutting and participatory management of intercultural policies, the promotion of equality and positive interaction as well as applied interculturalism in very diverse fields (education, economy, culture, sports, security, etc.).

Support tools

We accompany and advise public and private entities in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of strategic projects, work plans, government plans and action programmes among other tools.

We carry out tailor-made projects such as diagnostics, strategy designs and work plans, training and didactic materials, among others.

Antirumour Strategies

More and more cities are designing their Antirumours Strategies since, in 2010, Barcelona incorporated it into its Intercultural Plan prepared through a participatory process. From the beginning it was conceived as a process of long-term social change, whose purpose is to prevent discrimination, improve coexistence and take advantage of the potential of diversity by promoting a change in the perceptions, attitudes and behaviours of the population.

Why is an Antirumours Strategy necessary? What is the methodology that it follows? Why are we focusing on rumours? What is an Anti-Mood Network? If you want to know more about the project, visit the website www.antirumours.com