10th Integrating Cities Conference

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10th Integrating Cities Conference

Eurocities and the city of Utrecht are happy to invite you to the 10th edition of the Integrating Cities Conference.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Jaarbeurs Utrecht - MediaPlaza Jaarbeursplein 3521 AL Utrecht Netherlands

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About this event

Registration close on 3rd of November

The conference "Inclusion for all, Empowering vulnerable migrants in cities" will take place on 16-17 November 2022 in Utrecht. This high-level event is organised within the framework of Eurocities project CONNECTION “CONNEcting Cities Towards Integration action”.

The war in Ukraine and the large numbers of Ukrainian refugees arriving in the EU once again highlighted the essential role that cities play in receiving vulnerable people in need of protection. The Conference aims to support cities' efforts as well as offer an opportunity for multi-level dialogue with representatives from EU institutions, international and non-governmental organisations, academics, refugee and migrant communities. The Conference will include high-level panel debates and interactive workshops, with experts providing guidance about vulnerable situations that migrants can find themselves in. The Conference will also feature a hands-on training by Integration Champions. These are experienced city officials working as ‘integration ambassadors’ and helping other municipalities to develop policies on the four themes explored by CONNECTION (integration strategies, migrant women, integration into the labour market and one-stop-shops).

Alongside the publication of the 5th Integrating Cities Report (previous report available here), the event will also be a chance to celebrate the new signatory municipalities of the Integrating Cities Charter. They will join other 42 signatories which have already pledged to provide equal opportunities for all residents, integrate migrants, and embrace diversity.

If your city is interested in joining the Integrating Cities Charter initiative, you can learn more on the procedure by clicking here. By contributing to the initiative, you will be able to provide visibility to the integration policies, good practices and projects of your city not just among EUROCITIES members but also at national and EU level.

Ready? Then save the date and join us for the 10th Integrating Cities Conference in Utrecht!

More details regarding the programme will follow in the coming weeks on the Integrating Cities website. For any further information, don't hesitate to get in touch with alexandra.weerts@eurocities.eu or carolina.picot@eurocities.eu.

Important Information : During the registration process, we will ask you to choose the workshops, training and site visit you would like to attend. This is on a first-come, first-served basis. You can see more information in the detailed programme here.

Access to the venue: The venue Jaarbeurs is located in Utrecht, Netherlands. For your information there are direct trains from Amsterdam main airport (Schiphol) to Utrecht Central every 15 minutes that only takes 30 minutes. When you will reach Utrecht Central station you will be 4 min walk from the event place Jaarbeurs which is just in front of the station.

Hotels: We also invite you to book as soon as possible your hotel room: https://lennonservices.nl/congress/module/8ab125eb-5d6d-4cd6-825a-5c12283fb191?thema_id=1

We have secured some rooms for you but these will be released 8 weeks before the event.

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