04 Jun Interculturalism in the city: How can we empower diverse urban communities?
On June 2nd, we engaged in an open discussion with people across the #EuroMed region on the topic of interculturalism and explored together the challenges and opportunities of diverse and intercultural urban communities.
Participants were introduced to the Gardens of the Future project and discussed how can community gardens enhance intercultural community building. Everyone was then invited to a Virtual Potluck by Urban Gorillas, where we shared stories about food and reconnected with past memories, to understand how the notion of food as a socio-cultural tool can facilitate intercultural dialogue.
In this session we were joined by Professor Ricard Zapata Barrero, from the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona-Spain) and director of GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration), who guided us through an insightful presentation on interculturalism in Mediterranean Urban Settings. Also, we welcomed Racha Omeyri, Research Officer at the Anna Lindh Foundation, who presented the ALF Intercultural Trends Report in the EuroMed and announced the launch of the Euro-Med Capital for Dialogue Award.