Our latest report on the implementation of our Charter on Integrating Cities highlights new trends in migrant integration in European cities.
The main observations in this second progress report, compiled by our working group on migration and integration, are based on evidence collected through the Integrating Cities Charter reporting survey, which ran from December 2014 to April 2015. Twenty cities, signatories of the charter or members of the working group, participated in the survey.
Since we published the first report in March 2013, a further seven European cities (Brussels, Leipzig, Lisbon, Montpellier, Nuremberg, Paris and Toulouse) and one non-European city (Toronto) have signed the charter. These and several other cities have worked with us on the topic of migrant integration and helped develop tools to implement the charter commitments at local level.
Cities responding to the survey were asked to assess their performance in meeting the charter’s commitments either fully, partly or not at all. They supplied evidence to back up their statements.
This new report demonstrates the leading role cities play in innovating, reacting and proactively adapting to continuously evolving situations. Cities operate with long-term objectives, but they are also where demographic changes and new migratory trends and challenges are the most perceptible. Responsiveness, adaptability, reactivity and resilience are increasingly part of cities’ ways of thinking.
The full report is available here.