Intercultural Cities. Towards a model for intercultural integration (2009), the result of the program “Intercultural Cities”, joint action of the European Commission and the Council of Europe
The program was initiated with the purpose to develop a model to support the intercultural integration within the various urban communities. Cities need policies to provide equal rights for all inhabitants, to fight against discrimination and racism and to actively promote positive interactions between individuals and groups coming from different cultures. In the project, the proposed model of intercultural governance at local level was tested in 11 cities from 11 member states of the Council of Europe and lead to an Index of the Intercultural Cities (Intercultural Cities Index) based on three distinct data sources: economic and demographic, institutional and social. The report includes a good practice component that presents how cities should consider their development and examples of intercultural integration strategies adopted by cities like Barcelona, Tilburg or Subotica.
The strangers next to us. Residents, refugees, asylum seekers, illegal migrants in Romania (2006), carried out by the Centre of Resources for Ethnocultural Diversity
The report catches the migration phenomenon in Romania during the last decades, in the context of the increase of migration flow world wide. According to the authors, in Romania this phenomenon has the particularities specific to the less economically developed countries, characterized by massive emigration and used as transit area for other immigrants. If in case of Romanian emigrants to Western Europe the literature is quite vast, too little is known about the citizens of other states arrived temporary or permanently in Romania. In this context, the authors try to provide in this report answers for questions such as: who are the foreigners that come to Romania? How do they contribute to the general welfare and to redefining the identity of Romanians in the context of mentality changes at European and global level regarding the concept of citizenship? What are their rights and how are they complied with? What policies must the Romanian state adopt for their better integration?
The Barometer of immigrants integration (2015), carried out by the Romanian Association for Health Promotion in partnership with the Foundation for an Open Society
The barometer represents an instrument which analyses especially the status of the nationals from third countries with a legal residence right in Romania. The research model used in 2015 is based on separating the immigration phenomenon in our country in three levels and 13 study dimensions, as follows: (1) the entry level with the free circulation dimension; (2) the establishment level with the dimensions: public opinion, strategic planning, non – discrimination, language and culture of the host country, education, family reunification, welfare, labour and economic integration, civil society engagement, cultural rights and civic and political participation; (3) the naturalisation level with the dimension of getting the citizenship and political integration. The barometer indicates the weaknesses of public policies in the field of migration, providing also an overview over the last two years.