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June 5, 2014

2014 Cities of Migration Conference – Videos

Mayors Panel: Re-Imagining the City: Setting an Agenda for Shared Prosperity
Does city leadership matter? As the level of government closest to the people, local governments are most directly and immediately impacted by the lives, successes and challenges of immigrants. Cities have a range of levers to deploy to create a foundation for future prosperity for all residents. Mayoral voice can be a particularly powerful tool to accelerate the path to inclusion. So, what are progressive city leaders doing to close the gap between the city we have and the city we want?
The Big Debate: Beautiful Game? Or Racist Quagmire?
Be it resolved professional football is powerless to end racism

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March 25, 2014

Big Ideas Webinar: 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. In conversation with Astrid Ziebarth, Director of Migration & Society at the German Marshall Fund in Berlin.

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February 19, 2014

Webinar: Retaining Global Talent: Making Connections with International Students

Learn about initiatives in Auckland and Halifax that recognize the potential of international students to meet local labour needs and strengthen emerging talent pools. What can smart cities and local institutions do to recruit and retain these promising young people and global citizens?

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November 13, 2013

Webinar: Access to Employment: Connecting Refugees to the Labour Market

Learn how initiatives in London, UK, and Wuppertal, Germany, are building sustainable solutions and long-term employment options for refugees.

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November 7, 2013

Webinar: Immigrants Wanted! Smart Strategies for Advancing Welcoming Communities and Regional Growth

Learn how innovative strategies in St. Louis (US) and Botkyrka (Sweden) aim to attract, recruit and integrate immigrants to jump start regional growth and secure a future of shared prosperity for all.

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September 17, 2013

Webinar: Towards Financial Inclusion: Investing in Immigrant Futures

Learn about how smart initiatives in San Francisco and Calgary are removing barriers to financial inclusion for immigrants, and helping the financially vulnerable achieve a viable path to economic well-being.

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July 23, 2013

Dialogue Circles: Building Intercultural Understanding between Immigrant and Indigenous Communities

Learn about groundbreaking initiatives in Wellington, New Zealand, and Vancouver, Canada, that are bringing new immigrant and indigenous communities together for intercultural learning and meaningful exchange as an essential part of newcomer settlement and welcome in these multicultural societies.

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June 5, 2013

Big Ideas: Oslo Extra Large: Measuring Up, Making Diversity Count

Join Toralv Moe, Senior Advisor, Business Development and Diversity with the City of Oslo, for an update on the city’s ambitious plan to be ‘A City for All’. Learn how Oslo is putting intercultural policy to the test and raising its diversity and integration index by measuring the city’s progress on equality, opportunity and inclusion since the 2001 launch of its Oslo Extra Large campaign. In conversation with: Irena Guidikova, Intercultural Cities, Council of Europe

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April 30, 2013

Webinar: Receiving Communities: Preparing a Culture of Welcome

Small-to-medium cities like Boise, United States, and Erfurt, Germany, are successfully bringing newcomers and receiving communities together with innovative programs and a clear message about the two-way benefits of immigrant integration.

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April 10, 2013

Webinar: Cities at Work: Recruiting and Managing a Diverse Workforce

Learn how recruitment strategies developed by the municipalities of Saskatoon (Canada) and Bremen (Germany) are not only creating a workplace where equity and diversity are valued – they are building cities for future growth and shared prosperity.

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February 5, 2013

Big Ideas: Chicago’s New Americans Plan: Building a Thriving and Welcoming City

Join Adolfo Hernandez, Director, Chicago’s Office of New Americans for a conversation about Big Ideas for making Chicago “the most immigrant-friendly city” in the U.S. In conversation with: Suzette Brooks Masters, J.M. Kaplan Fund of New York.

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January 30, 2013

Webinar: Levelling the Playing Field: Building Equality and Inclusion with Sport

Youth-focused programs in Greenwich and Montreal are using the power of sport and games to cultivate cross-cultural understanding, more empathy, equality and fair play.

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October 31, 2012

Big Ideas: Practice to Policy: Lessons from Local Leadership on Immigrant Integration

International policy experts analyze innovative local practices and discuss the role that municipal governments and other local actors can – and should – play in shaping immigration and integration policy.

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September 19, 2012

Webinar: Investing in Urban Prosperity: Municipal Leadership in Immigrant Integration

Innovative local governments in Munich (Germany) and Philadelphia (US) are investing in employment and small business incubation strategies to ensure local immigrant skill, talent and energies can help transform their cities into engines of economic growth and urban prosperity.

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July 24, 2012

Webinar: Healthy Living: Promoting Health and Safety in Immigrant Communities

Learn about innovative health and safety initiatives in Auckland and Vancouver that promote healthy living through community education and accessible programming that ensures new immigrants and their families are safe, sound, and empowered to seek solutions for their personal well-being.

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June 20, 2012

Webinar: La participación cívica como vía de integración (en español) – From integration to civic participation

Participe en el primer seminario virtual en español del proyecto Cities of Migration que presentará dos iniciativas, de Tenerife y Toronto, que promueven el compromiso cívico mediante la creación de redes o la formación para la participación en la vida política.

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May 30, 2012

Webinar: Welcoming Cities: Municipal Leadership on Immigrant Integration

Learn about the power of city-led public service campaigns in Barcelona (Spain) and Sheffield (UK) that create safe, welcoming communities by challenging myths and changing misconceptions about immigrants and refugees. These local responses to anti-discrimination help us understand the role and capacity of local government to integrate migrants and provide equal opportunities for all residents.

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April 25, 2012

Webinar: Count Us In: Building Citizenship through Participation

Learn about successful programs in Dublin and Toronto that engage newcomer communities around the rights, responsibilities and rites of urban citizenship. Find out how smart cities are shifting the conversation from voting rights and citizenship status to political participation and a sense of belonging.

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March 7, 2012

Webinar: All Kids are VIPs: Immigrant Integration at School

Learn about an exciting school-based program, Alle Kids Sind VIPs, from Germany that empowers immigrant youth, educators, and “celebrity” ambassadors to raise awareness about cultural diversity. Replicated in Barcelona as “Eres joven, ¡triunfarás!” the program has now spread to schools across Spain to inspire a new generation to share positive contributions about immigrant integration.

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February 8, 2012

Webinar: Living Together: City Strategies for Social Inclusion

Learn about strategic city-led initiatives in Antwerp (Belgium) and Waltham Forest (London borough, UK) that strengthen the capacity of city councils, civil society organisations and ordinary citizens to work together for more inclusive communities and strong democratic institutions. This webinar is supported by Open Society Foundations’ At Home in Europe Project.

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December 5, 2011

Big Ideas: Dialogue on Diversity: Setting the Stage for Business Growth and Innovation

Cities of Migration hosted an online conversation with Jane Allen, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte (Toronto) to talk about why diversity is important and what organizations can do to successfully integrate skilled, internationally-trained workers and fuel economic growth. Interview host: Justin Treagus, CEO, OMEGA (Auckland, New Zealand)

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November 30, 2011

Good Ideas from Toronto: an Exchange of Immigrant Integration Practices

Take a look at the Good Ideas from Toronto programme and read about some of the presenters, including CBC Radio, the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and the Toronto District School Board.

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November 23, 2011

Webinar: Closing the Gap: City Leadership on Employment and Workforce Diversity

Learn about employment strategies from two municipalities, Hamburg and Copenhagen, who have built a strong campaign and delivered results in their commitment to workforce diversity. International presenters from Hamburg and Copenhagen. This webinar is co-hosted with Open Society Foundations’ At Home in Europe Project.

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October 25, 2011

Marketplace of Good Ideas, Seattle, US

Watch our latest video that recounts our October travels to the 4th annual National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle. It’s a live showcase of ten of the international practices that we have profiled at Cities of Migration.

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October 4, 2011

Webinar: Enterprising Cities: Incubating Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Learn how creating opportunities to start and grow small businesses is important to a city’s entrepreneurial culture and a healthy, resilient economy. Immigrants bring talent, energy, a wealth of innovative business ideas and investments to our cities. How is your city supporting new immigrant entrepreneurs?

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July 19, 2011

Webinar: Raising the Curtain on Cultural Diversity: Integrating Inclusion into the Arts

Cities of Migration hosted a webinar to learn about successful strategies for community engagement, creative mentoring, and promoting immigrant integration through the arts. Presenters from Auckland and Toronto share innovative ideas about how music, performance and new literary voices are building stronger communities through the arts and changing the way we see ourselves in the city.

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June 22, 2011

Webinar: Opening Doors: Innovative Strategies for Immigrant Student Success

Cities of Migration hosted a webinar to learn about winning educational strategies and practical lessons for immigrant student success. Learn how educators in Malmo and Frankfurt are testing new ideas in and outside the classroom and unlocking opportunity for academic achievement.

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May 17, 2011

Webinar: Listen up! Media Strategies for Diverse Cities

Cities of Migration hosted a webinar on diversity in the media and shared successful strategies used by local radio broadcasters in Barcelona and Toronto to improve audience ratings. Find out how responding to changing demographics can help you share your city’s immigrant experience and boost station performance.

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April 13, 2011

Webinar: Community Policing: Finding Common Ground with Immigrant Communities

Cities of Migration hosted a 60-minute webinar to learn about successful outreach strategies in community policing from Cardiff, UK, and Newport News, US, that build confidence and promote public safety within diverse communities.

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February 28, 2011

Webinar: The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) III

MIPEX, published by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group, compares immigrant integration policies in all European Union Member States, plus Norway, Switzerland, Canada and the USA, and ranks how well these countries provide opportunities for legal migrants to participate in society across 148 policy indicators.

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February 23, 2011

Webinar: Healthy Communities: Immigrants helping immigrants access healthcare

Cities of Migration hosted a 60 minute webinar to explore innovative strategies for connecting internationally trained health workers and immigrant patients to the health care system. Staying healthy means knowing when and where to go for medical help and having access to experts who can speak your language, culturally and linguistically. Find out how programs in San Francisco and Hannover are actively connecting internationally-trained health care professionals to employment and training diverse cultural mediators to improve health literacy within immigrant communities.

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January 25, 2011

Webinar: Ballot Box to the Podium: Mobilizing Immigrant Voters and New Leadership

Find out what cities like Boston and Toronto are doing to mobilize new voters and advance civic leadership in under-represented communities.

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October 3, 2010

The 2010 International Cities of Migration Conference, Oct. 3–4

The 2010 International Cities of Migration Conference, Oct. 3-4, 2010 (The Hague, Netherlands), brought together 170 migration experts, practitioners and city leaders from over 50 cities across 22 countries. Over a short day and a half, we shared stories, debated the issues, and explored good ideas about immigrant integration, diversity and city leadership.

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July 27, 2010

Webinar: All Eyes on the Ball: The Role of Sport in Integration

Whether on the field, in play or as enthusiastic supporters, team sports have a unique ability to rally the whole community behind local champions and celebrate the hero amongst us. Learn how sports participation inspires confidence and a sense of belonging in the individual team player, builds bridges across cultural differences, and contributes to community cohesion long after the winning goal has been scored.

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May 19, 2010

Webinar: Making Integration Count: Local Gateways to Citizenship

Learn about new gateway cities like Fort Wayne, Indiana (US), and Oslo, Norway, that are helping transform the immigrant experience of dislocation and exclusion into a celebration of new community where everyone counts -and is counted.

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April 13, 2010

Webinar: The Price of Admission: Financial Inclusion Strategies for Migrants

Learn about how financial products and services are being developed to support migrant entrepreneurship and meet the needs of people who are are financially exluded – -whatever their gender, race or postal code.

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March 2, 2010

Webinar: Making the Grade: Integration Through Education in Toronto and Zurich

Watch a 60-minute discussion on integration strategies that generate equal opportunities in education
and accelerate improved academic outcomes for immigrant and second-generation students.

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January 19, 2010

Webinar: Municipal Action on Integration: Exploring Public Private Partnerships

Learn about The Gate Project at Porta Palazzo, a municipal regeneration initiative in Turin, Italy, that uses a flexible, participatory approach to community development, and about a successful model of partnership between Chicago Community Trust and multiple stakeholders in the municipal, community and private sector that are addressing the needs of a growing newcomer community.

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December 1, 2009

Webinar: Youth Participation and Migrant Voice

Learn about projects from Oldham, Paris, London and Lisbon that look at the active participation of young people in community development and their views on identity and belonging.

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October 20, 2009

Webinar: It’s Not Just Getting a Job: It’s Building a Career

On October 20, 2009, Cities of Migration hosted guest speakers, Sherazade Langlade, from New York’s Upwardly Global and Beatriz Hernandez de Fuhr, from Copenhagen’s KVinfo, internationally recognized experts in the fields of mentoring and labourforce integration, for a 60-minute international webinar on human resource strategies that recruit, retain and result in the successful integration of skilled immigrants and increased diversity in the workforce.

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July 28, 2009

Fulfilling the Promise: Integrating Immigrant Skills into the Urban Economy

In this webinar Elizabeth McIsaac, Executive Director of the internationally recognized Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, speaks about TRIEC’s multi-sector approach to labour market integration and how corporate leadership can help you and your city benefit from the so-called “immigrant advantage”; with Justin Treagus, Program Director, OMEGA at the Committee of Auckland, New Zealand, and corporate partner and moderator Nick Main, Chairman, Deloitte New Zealand.

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June 9, 2009

Working Solutions: Lessons from local communities on integration strategies

Learn about Bertelsmann Stiftung’s participatory approach to helping communities structure integration policies and programming that are inclusive and locally focused. The presentation includes an outline of the recent activities of the Transatlantic Council on Migration on the theme of “Learning from the World, ” and introductory remarks from the distinguished Prof. Dr. Rita Süssmuth, former President of the German Bundestag, reknowned for her contribution to the migration field.

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April 29, 2009

Webinar: Dealing With Diabetes and Other Everyday Dilemmas: The Maslaha Project

In this webinar, Raheel Mohammed and Natalia Chan of the Maslaha Project present innovative approaches used by the project to provide practical information that help the Islamic community in London, UK, navigate cultural issues to do with healthcare, education, family life, finance, and civic and democratic engagement. Moderated by Alya Adamany, from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; and commentary from Kyle Ismail from The Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN).

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March 24, 2009

Webinar: Routes to belonging: the role of cities in the civic and political integration of immigrants

Learn about the role of cities in accelerating the civic and political integration of immigrants, with city representatives from Dublin and New Haven, Connecticut. On March 24, 2009, Cities of Migration hosted its first webinar about successful municipal integration strategies, introduced by Howard Duncan, International Metropolis project, and hosted by Ratna Omidvar, Maytree.

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