Media advisory - 054(2010)
Reggio Emilia hosts Italian Intercultural Cities Network
Date: 22 May (09h30-13h00)
Location: Reggio Emilia (Italy), Sala degli Specchi, Teatro Valle
News: Taking stock by the Council of Europe model of the European Network of Intercultural cities, the Municipality of Reggio Emilia invited 10 Italian towns (Torino, Genova, Firenze, Bari, Padova, Lodi, Viareggio, Fermo, Senigallia, Savignano sul Rubicone), in order to create a national network of Intercultural Cities.
Background information: The Council of Europe supports national networks affiliated to the European Network of Intercultural cities, with the aim to compare, identify and disseminate best practices of local management of diversity, thus contributing to promote the intercultural dialogue within member states. In 2008, Reggio Emilia was awarded the Council of Europe Prize for the best Italian City of Intercultural Dialogue.
Irena Guidikova, Head of Division of Cultural Policies, Dialogue and Diversity of the Council of Europe and coordinator of intercultural Cities programme tel: + 33 3 88 41 32 19 ,
In Strasbourg: Giuseppe Zaffuto, Press-officer, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04;
In Rome: Roberto Tumbarello, Presscorrespondent, tel: +39 335 69 38 216;
Council of Europe Directorate of
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11