Project: Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities: A comparative and applied oriented analysis of neighbourhood-related policies

Acronym ICEC (Reference Number: 438-12-416)
Duration 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2017
Project Topic International research has shown that urban neighbourhoods are still important arenas of social interactions and places of interethnic coexistence. Super-diversity in the neighbourhood is a microcosm, mirroring problem constellations at the city scale. Yet problems within diversity-shaped neighbourhoods require locally determined solutions. Thus, municipal policies have increasingly taken a territorial focus when addressing social and integration problems through neighbourhood-based initiatives. Our project is based on a systematic comparison of the aims, structural features and outcomes of neighbourhood development programmes in Amsterdam, Vienna and Stockholm. The project focusses on the main two core questions: 1. Which political measures are the most adequate for strengthening the integrative power of an urban neighbourhood as a place of living and identification of a diverse urban population? 2. How can cities promote interethnic coexistence in the local context? Our main project goal is to initiate an evaluation and exchange of good practice between three distinct European cities. We follow an innovative research design at two levels: First, through the combination of basic and applied research conducted by researchers, policymakers and urban stakeholders. Second, by involving the civil society in the conceptualisation and implementation of new integrative policies. Our results will lend themselves to being installed by municipal policies that create integrative neighbourhoods.
Network JPI Urban Europe
Call JPI Urban Europe first Pilot Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Austrian Academy of Sciences Coordinator Austria
2 Klerings Architekten Ziviltechniker Gesellschaft mbH Partner Austria
3 HuB Architekten ZT KG Partner Austria
4 Wohnbauvereinigung für Privatangestellte Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung Partner Austria
5 University of Amsterdam Partner Netherlands
6 Municipality of Amsterdam Partner Netherlands
7 Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Partner Sweden
8 Stockholm County Council Partner Sweden