This project is based on a systematic comparison of the aims, structural features and outcomes of integrative initiatives at the neighbourhood level in Amsterdam, Vienna and Stockholm. The main project goal is to initiate an assessment and exchange of good practice between the three distinct European cities. Results can be used and implemented in municipal policies and bottom-up initiatives aimed at creating integrative neighbourhoods.
Results and expected impact
Our analysis suggests that in contrast to top-down initiatives, participation in bottom-up or hybrid initiatives tends to correlate stronger to neighbourhood belonging. Interethnic co-existence is a long-term process built on the activities of involved actors and networks. Peaceful co-existence requires local integration initiatives and long-term commitment from policymakers. As a result of the living lab approach, this project created societal impact at various levels including the research community, education, policymakers and practitioners, as well as the public through national media coverage. The main results are available in four languages in the open access ICEC Policy Handbook.
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