Building intercultural bridges in European cities: Lessons for local migrant integration policy
This report briefly summarises the policy relevant experiences of the CLIP network (cities for local integration policy) of more than 35 European cities in 22 countries over a period of five years from 2006 to 2010. CLIP was founded with the objective of improving local integration policy for migrants in European cities through an innovative exchange of experience and new ways of learning between the participating cities in order to deliver a more effective integration policy. The four research modules over the five-year period covered issues such as housing, diversity, intercultural policies and ethnic entrepreneurship. The lessons learnt and the conclusions drawn from the results of each research module have also contributed to the national and the European debate on integration. The unique character of the CLIP network is that it organised a shared learning process between the participating cities, between the cities and a group of expert European research centres as well as between policymakers at the local and European level.