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Dialogue-Workshop Connective Cities in Istanbul

Refugee Friendly Municipalities’ Options towards Integration and Social Cohesion

OIn the framework of the programme Connective Cities organized in cooperation with the Qudra-Programme and UCLG-MEWA a dialogue-workshop with the topic “Refugee Friendly Municipalities’ Options towards Integration and Social Cohesion”. This workshop addressed refugee-hosting municipalities from Turkey and Germany. Through an interactive methodology, participating experts had the chance to discuss peer-to-peer challenges and opportunities for strengthening integration and social cohesion as well as improving municipal public service provision in the context of flight.

The dialogue-event took place from 08 – 10 November 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. 9 German and 38 Turkish experts exchanged their experiences on integration of refugees and strengthening social cohesion. Thereby, German and Turkish representatives of urban municipalities, NGOs, science, governmental institutions, the private sector and organizations of intermunicipal cooperation participated. During the workshop, project ideas were elaborated in peer-to-peer consultations. Also new project ideas were identified with the aim to implement them in potential partnerships between German and Turkish municipalities.

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Foto: GIZ / Qudra Programme & Connective Cities 2018