Consultations for Patras Integrated Action Plan during 2017's Migrant’s Day
On December the 18th, Patras Municipal Enterprise for Planning & Development-ADEP SA was selected for completing the work meetings of Patras ULG for 2017 and design the Integrated Action Plan.
This decision falls within the transnational project "ARRIVAL CITIES", funded by the URBACT III program (2014-2020), under axe 1.1.2, which states that the goal of the program should be: "To improve the design of sustainable urban strategies and action plans in cities".
The Municipality of Amadora (Portugal) coordinates the project, while the partnership includes the cities of Patras and Thessaloniki from Greece, Riga (Latvia), Roquetas de Mar (Spain), Vantaa (Finland), Messina (Italy), Oldenburg and Dresden (Germany), as well as Val Le Marne (France).
The harmonious integration of immigrants into the societies in which they live and work is a key objective of the project. To address the number of interrelated challenges this project entails, cities-partners are developing an integrated action plan (IAP) , a tool that will allow them to coordinate the development of similar initiatives.
The consultation that took place among the members of Patras ULG has led to significant insights into the content of the local IAP, which will be finalized by the end of February 2018. The IAP is expected to be presented in a special dissemination event in March 2018 in Patras., which will promote the project and its results.
It is noteworthy that the "ARRIVAL CITIES" project perfectly correlates to the activation of Patras as part of the Intercultural Cities-ICC network of the Council of Europe, as well as being a long-standing member of ALDA, with which it shares the effort of promoting democratic values in practice.
Municipality of Patras website
project ARRIVAL CITIES website