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Conversations

Event An Agenda for Shared Prosperity

The 2014 Cities of Migration Conference in Berlin welcomed participants from over 120 cities in 35 countries in June for three days full of debate, exchange of ideas and conversations on issues ranging from sport in the fight against racism to city-building strategies for inclusion. Those of you who couldn't be with us in Berlin can still join the conversation by watching or listening in to most of the sessions online.Watch or listen.

Opinion No One Should Be Afraid to Say Where They Are from

Ideas that travel E2C: School of Second Chance

Newsletter July 2014: Update of News and Events

A round-up of activities initiated by Cities of Migration, its partners and related networks. Read more.

Learning Exchange

Webinar From the Boardroom to the Decision Table: Training Diverse Leadership

September 24 - Join Cities of Migration for an online discussion about what it takes to change the faces of civic and political leadership and connect public institutions to the talent they need for competitive growth Read More.

Conference Videos Mayors Panel and the Big Debate

Watch videos from the Mayors Panel on Re-imagining the City and the Big Debate: Beautiful Game? Or Racist Quagmire? (2014 Cities of Migration Conference, Berlin).Read More.

New Webinar Video New York City’s Blueprints for Immigrant Integration Success

Join Fatima Shama, former Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, for a conversation about why cities around the world are taking the lead on immigrant integration and how New York’s “Blueprints” for immigrant integration success can help. Joining the conversation will be Astrid Ziebarth, Director of the Immigration and Integration Program at the German Marshall Fund in Berlin.  Read More.

2014 Conference2014 Cities of Migration Conference, Berlin (Germany), June 4 - 6, 2014

Municipal Leadership

Mayors on Migration

  • 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

  • Boise was built by immigrants. Our city has long been a place where people came from around the world to find economic opportunity and build a better life.

    David H. Bieter Mayor, Boise, US

Mayors on Migration

 

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