More than forty representatives from 22 cities analyze in Tenerife for two days the European policies of interculturality. The Island Council is until today the headquarters of the XXV annual work days of this continental network promoted by the Council of Europe.
The insular CEO of Social Action and Participation, Nauzet Gugliotta, pointed out at the inauguration of the conference in the Noble Hall of the institution that “the Network of Intercultural Cities is a successful project and Tenerife is honored to belong to it”. He added that “of the approximately one million inhabitants of the Island, the proportion of foreigners is higher than the national average and there is representation of almost all nationalities.” Gugliotta explained that “Tenerife is a model of diversity management with the Juntas en la misma dirección program, which has placed policies to promote interculturality at the center and has worked with the groups to create an Island that is more aware of the phenomenon. migratory”.
An Island committed to interculturality and the reality of migrationbut “also aware that there are still many steps to take to achieve a truly inclusive society,” concluded Gugliotta.
The president of the RECI, Jaume Lanaspa, indicated that “it is a pleasure to be here and that they have welcomed us in this house. The charm of Tenerife shapes the content, which adds an additional stimulus to these days”.
This meeting consists of two days of work in which cities from the Basque Country, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Madrid, Andalusia, La Rioja, Castilla y León and Aragón participate, as well as the host Tenerife.
The management strategy for cultural diversity on the Island, Together in the same direction is promoted by the Cabildo and the University of La Laguna. He has produced a complete 450-page catalog that includes 110 actions carried out in 21 municipalities to strengthen social coexistence in environments with populations of different cultures. The document is now available online and in the ULL repository.