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Featured StoryGerman Cities on the Front Lines of Refugee Response

Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution, reports that the lessons learned on the front lines of Germany’s response...More.

Featured StoryHow Tech Could Help Refugees More

A new report from Transatlantic Council on Migration explores new tools and innovations from tech...More.

Featured StoryA Humanitarian Investment That Yields Economic Dividends

OPEN’s Philippe Legrain talks to Ratna Omidvar, GDX, about his latest report on the economic dividends...More.

Learning Exchange

Upcoming Webinar Webinar: Qualified to Work: Tapping the Skills and Experience of Internationally-Trained Immigrants

Join us on December 20 to learn about programs in Montreal (Canada) and Ausburg (Germany) that connect immigrant talent to public and private sector employers to develop and maximize the skills of internationally trained professionals. More

Webinar Video Online/Offline: How Technology Can Empower Local Refugee Communities

A conversation with Alan Vernon, Project Lead, Connectivity for Refugees, UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency and Joséphine Goube, Chief Operating Officer of Techfugees, to unpack UNHCR’s latest report, Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity Can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action, on the critical role that information and communications technology plays in improving the lives of refugees from city to city.More

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A collection of videos & resources on topics ranging from Refugee Integration to Financial Inclusion and Municipal Leadership. Read More
Municipal Leadership

Mayors on Migration

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    “Les ciutats han canviat, estem obertes, i hem de fer que la gent que se sent cridada a les ciutats en formi part.”
    – Xavier Trias, l’alcalde de Barcelona

  • Jussi Pajunen

    “Immigrants are a positive force in Finnish society.”

    Jussi Pajunen Mayor of Helsinki

  • Raquel Castaneda

    “Immigrants tend to open more small businesses, which leads to more jobs.”

    Raquel Castañeda-López Council member from Detroit

  • Olaf Scholz

    “Naturalization is much more than an administrative act. It is the declared belief in our state and our society.”

    Olaf Scholz First Mayor, Hamburg

  • “Promoting and embracing diversity is essential in today’s context, as it is a reality faced by more and more cities the world over.”

    Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman Mayor, Southeast District, Singapore

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    “I want our city to be the first destination for immigrants because they are going to create the jobs, create the new companies, the businesses of the future. We have to be the most welcoming cities we can be.”

    Rahm Emanuel Mayor, Chicago, US

  • “Bilbao is an open city. At the City Council we encourage values of coexistence, dialogue and management of cultural diversity. In Bilbao, all persons, whether from Bilbao or outside, have the same opportunities and access to services offered by the city.”

    Iñaki Azkuna Mayor, Bilbao, Spain

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