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Cities of Migration

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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In this issue:
Living Together: Politics of Proximity
António Vitorino: Migration and the Politics of Proximity
Good Idea: It Starts with Soccer - Refugees in Sport
On the Trail of Good Ideas: Mentoring Families from Bremen to Seattle
Good Idea: A Scholarship for the Entire Family
Dr. Roland Kaehlbrandt: Don't Forget the Families!
Barcelona's Parc Central de Nou Barris
Radio Is an Ideas Business: Media Strategies for Diverse Cities
Rethinking Fortress Europe
Good Ideas in the News

Living Together: Politics of Proximity

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Stories about sanctuary and support for refugees make a rich contribution to Cities of Migration, and bring a global perspective to how cities manage immigrant integration locally.

This month António Vitorino, former EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs, shares his thoughts on migration, living together and the politics of proximity, while in a letter from Venice, Marcel Balbo, UNESCO Chair (SSIM) challenges the 'fortress of Europe' to re-think migration and diplomacy in light of the 'jasmine revolution' that has swept through the Arab spring.

School's out! During this month's learning exchange, educators from Malmo and Frankfurt shared ideas about immigrant student success in and outside the classroom. Dr. Roland Kaehlbrandt explains why a scholarship for the whole family is a passport to full participation in German society.

 

António Vitorino: Migration and the Politics of Proximity

Opinion @Cities of Migration

The former European Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs reflects on what is described as the 'current crisis of tolerance' in Europe.

"The challenges of integration do not disappear just because someone says multiculturalism is dead."

>> Read Opinion

 

Refugees as Survivors Good Idea: It Starts with Soccer - Refugees in Sport

Auckland's Refugees as Survivors brings the fun back into the lives of refugee youth through sports like soccer, tennis and swimming. The agency's work gives young people another way to connect to the community around them.

>> Read about the Good Idea

 

On the Trail of Good Ideas: Mentoring Families from Bremen to Seattle

Good Ideas about successful integration practice are easy to export and are traveling from city to city. This month, meet Kris Mason, Director, Puget Sound Welcome Back Center, Seattle, US.

The Good Idea that really caught my eye: Family Mentoring for Migrants in Germany (MEMI).

Why? It is a personal service. It is working in Germany and it could be replicated everywhere. It builds relationships.

>> Read full article

 

Good Idea: A Scholarship for the Entire Family

In Frankfurt, the Diesterweg Scholarship recognizes that many newcomer families have trouble understanding the education system. When creating a program to help students during the difficult transition to secondary school, a German community foundation included parents and families through special classes and field trips designed to make education a passport to success for everyone.

>> Read about the Good Idea

 

Dr. Roland Kaehlbrandt: Don't Forget the Families!

Dr. Roland Kaehlbrandt elaborates on why the foundation, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, put families as well as children at the heart of its Diesterweg Scholarship, and how German institutions can help build bridges to immigrant integration and foster a common sense of attachment and belonging.

>> Read Interview

 

Barcelona's Parc Central de Nou Barris

In Barcelona, a derelict property in an isolated but diverse neighbourhood with few amenities is transformed into an award-winning park and much needed green space.

>> Read about the Good Idea

 

Radio Is an Ideas Business: Media Strategies for Diverse Cities

Your city is evolving but is your local radio?

For Susan Marjetti, CBC Radio Toronto, radio is an ideas business: “If you want to change stories on-air, you need a team that reflects the diversity of local audiences.” In Barcelona, COMRadio's Nuria de Jose transforms radio programming into inclusive community space, like “village squares,” where newcomers can meet on the air for language learning or to discuss the literature of their home cities.

Watch as these two broadcasters share success stories, build a business case for diversity, and make radio the new town square.

>> Watch the video and presentation

 

Rethinking Fortress Europe

Marcel Balbo, UNESCO Chair (SSIM - Social and Spatial Inclusion of International Migrants: Urban Policies and Practices), challenges the 'fortress of Europe' to re-think migration and diplomacy in light of the 'jasmine revolution.'

>> Read full article

 

Good Ideas in the News

Talking Shop in Halifax. What do city councilors have to say to Cities of Migration? A lot. A report from the Diverse Cities Marketplace at the 2011 Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Halifax. More

Paris: Breaking into the Museum. Update on a Good Idea: Finding new ways to bring young voices and views from marginalized urban locations into cultural institutions through making short films! More 

Calling Lawyers To Order! The third annual DiverseCity Counts Report includes an analysis of the state of diversity within the legal sector in the Greater Toronto Area. More 

Did you miss last month's report on how minority groups are helping out in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake from OMEGA, our New Zealand partner? More 

Making Refugees Count in Scotland. New Report! Earlier this year, the Scottish Refugee Council published new research examining the opinions of refugees living in Scotland towards the UK citizenship process. Now they have followed up with an analysis of refugee integration in Scotland. More

Immigrant Skills On the Rise. A new Brookings report finds that the economic contribution of immigrants is on the rise. Read The Geography of Immigrant Skills: Educational Profiles of Metropolitan Areas. More 

Migration and Development: Policy Perspectives from the United States. New MPI report examines the complex relationship between migration and the development prospects of immigrant-origin countries. A companion report from the European University Institute (EUI) examines best practice examples in the EU context. MPI and EUI: The Development Challenges and the European Union. More

Save the Date! Building a Stronger Democracy: A New Decade for Immigrant Integration: 4th Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference, Seattle, October 24-26, 2011. More 

PLURAL+ 2011 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity & Social Inclusion - Submissions deadline is July 1, 2011. More


 

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Featured Good Idea

Asylum Dialogues

Asylum Dialogues
Leicester, UK

Exploring human rights stories through theatre performance.

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Good Ideas Video Gallery

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In a curated video gallery, Cities of Migration showcases good ideas in integration from cities all around the world.

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