<ul><li>City of Aarhus </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
<ul><li>Background: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Long tradition of involving the citizens – but increased during ...
<ul><li>Integration Council  </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000 – election every 4 years.  </li></ul><ul><li>Direct election by ...
<ul><li>The integration policy  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation: </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Areas : </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship and antidiscrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Employm...
<ul><li>Process towards a new integration policy </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Think-tank  </li></ul><ul><li>Semin...
<ul><li>Think-tank </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Members: Researchers and among others members of the integration ...
<ul><li>Seminar of ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>33 participants – invited users, practicians and partners ...
<ul><li>International inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Study tour to UK – London.  </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
<ul><li>Citizen involvement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue meetings with different groups: </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>The Integration Council : </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Very active in the process  </li></ul><ul><li>Thin...
<ul><li>Whats the point ? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Pseudo democracy or real influence ?  </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
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The integration policy and citizen involvement

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Presentation by Ms Larsen (LRA), on the occasion of the EESC conference on Integrating immigrants in regions and cities - avenues for cooperation between civil society and local and regional authorities Conference in Valencia, Spain on 30.03.2011

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The integration policy and citizen involvement

  1. 1. <ul><li>City of Aarhus </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Long tradition of involving the citizens – but increased during the 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Integration policy in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Law of integration – 1999 – integration council. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  3. 3. <ul><li>Integration Council  </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2000 – election every 4 years.  </li></ul><ul><li>Direct election by all adults with a non Danish background.  </li></ul><ul><li>The function of the Integration Council is to advice the municipality of Aarhus in the integration efforts.   </li></ul><ul><li>The Integration Council has to be heard in efforts regarding integration, before discussion in City Council.  </li></ul><ul><li>The Council has 16 members, 12 elected by ethnic minorities living in the city of Aarhus and 3 of them are pointed out by organizations, 1 represent from the business sector. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  4. 4. <ul><li>The integration policy </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation: </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Common responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiating of services </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstreaming </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  5. 5. <ul><li>Areas : </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship and antidiscrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Settlement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  6. 6. <ul><li>Process towards a new integration policy </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Think-tank  </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar of ideas with different actors – users, practicians and partners in the integration field  </li></ul><ul><li>International inspiration  </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen involvement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  7. 7. <ul><li>Think-tank </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Members: Researchers and among others members of the integration council </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: To give a helicopter perspective on the integration area in the future </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  8. 8. <ul><li>Seminar of ideas: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>33 participants – invited users, practicians and partners in the integration field in the city hall for 12 hours in a weekend  </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared by interviews of a wide range of users, meetings etc.  </li></ul><ul><li>To develop lots of ideas to be published in an inspiration catalogue  </li></ul><ul><li>Called user-driven-policy-development </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  9. 9. <ul><li>International inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Study tour to UK – London.  </li></ul><ul><li>The municipal directors and high level civil servants and the chairman of the integration council </li></ul><ul><li>The integration council </li></ul><ul><li>Common understanding – common experiences. </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  10. 10. <ul><li>Citizen involvement </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue meetings with different groups: </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens in deprived areas with a high degree of ethnic minorities </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue with citizens in rather prosperous neighbourhood with a low degree of ethnic minorities </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue in the schools </li></ul><ul><li>etc. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Integration Council : </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Very active in the process  </li></ul><ul><li>Think tank, study tour, but also workshops, dialogue meetings.  </li></ul><ul><li>In the end of the process: Seminar between the city council and the integration council. Common agreement of the central elements in the integration policy. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011
  12. 12. <ul><li>Whats the point ? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Pseudo democracy or real influence ?  </li></ul><ul><li>Common platform, common responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The present – the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the integration policy </li></ul><ul><li>New process ahead – evaluating the integration policy. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Valencia 30 March 2011

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