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    Cities in Competition: Cultural Offer Improves Attractiveness

    Philippe Kern,Managing Director, KEA and URBACT Thematic Expert makes the case for culture: Many cities focus on their economic development to be more competitive. They forget that the soul of a city is its culture, its capacity to be festive, to make noise is a crucial parameter of attractiveness in the competition to attract industries and talents.

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    Let diversity be part of our collective future

    Mattias Nord, CEO Visit Karlstad, Kenneth Johansson, Senator of Värmland, and other civic and business leaders in Karlstad (Sweden) talk about the importance of harnessing diversity to Sweden’s future prosperity: “One size does not fit all.”

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    Dishing Up DELI: Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration

    Immigrant entrepreneurs have always played a key role in global trade and the economic success of host countries. Governments and organizations across the world are paying renewed attention to this very element as means towards economic integration of new comers. Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration (DELI) is one such effort co-funded by the Council of Europe and the European Integration Fund.

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    Mary Rowe: Cities Are About Place

    Cities are about place. It is important to take seriously how we shape that experience for newcomers, says Mary Rowe, MASNYC, in her closing keynote address on City Building at the 2014 International Cities of Migration Conference in Berlin.

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    Top Ten Bountiful Ideas for Shared Urban Prosperity

    What have you learned? Audience response was enthusiastic – here are the top ten great ideas they shared with us.

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Auckland, New Zealand

Language and Learning at Play

Multicultural playgroup program helps mothers and their children feel at home and get 'school-ready'



Stockholm, Sweden

Nurturing immigrant entrepreneurs in Sweden

Partnering to help immigrant entrepreneurs access training, business advice and opportunities for success



Marseille, France

Second Chance School

Connecting employers and vocational training to educational opportunity re-connects school dropouts to future prosperity


Toronto, Canada

Quick! I am Sick! Mobile Technology for Newcomers

Mobile technology provides quick, easy access to local health facilities, physicians and pharmacists who speak your mother language.


Milan, Italy

Milan Bus Stories

Using public transportation networks to carry migration stories across the city


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