The Committee against Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion (CDADI), at its third plenary meeting, adopted a Model framework for an intercultural integration strategy which aims to serve as a basis for national intercultural integration strategies based on human rights standards.
The model framework is based on the successful experience of nearly 150 intercultural cities in Europe and around the world, and on best practices in some Council of Europe member states, promoting inclusion, community cohesion and l advantage of diversity. It is therefore a tool for practitioners and policy makers working in the field of diversity and inclusion.
The document further describes the requirements which derive from the standards and values to which the member states of the Council of Europe conform and which should underpin intercultural integration strategies. It also provides a menu of policy measures that can help meet these demands.
The adoption of this document, in time for the International Refugee Day (June 20) is of symbolic importance to underline the need for all states and cities in Europe to adopt the intercultural approach to the inclusion of migrants and refugees.