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OPENCities

Results
Explore how cities can attract and retain migrant populations and what initiatives cities can employ to make themselves a popular choice with international workers.
  • Inclusion Inclusion
  • Governance Governance
  • Economy Economy

OPENCities was originally developed as a concept by the British Council to identify what makes a city open and attractive to international migrants.  Now, with funding from URBACT, the OPENCities project includes 10 partner cities across Europe. 

Cities that want to attract and retain international populations have to be 'open' cities that create a good ‘offer’ for international workers and foster a local climate that recognises and welcomes diversities and provides freedom of thought and speech. 

The project will consider how cities can develop more proactive policies to create OPENCities to better attract or retain mobile international populations, which are important to both the competitive and convergence objectives of the European Union.

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Key dates
Project launch
24 April 2008
Project completed
30 June 2011
Network status
Closed
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