On 22 February 2010, the Mayor of London hosted the IV INTEGRATING CITIES Conference. The conference was organised in cooperation with EUROCITIES and the European Commission, DG Justice, Freedom and Security.
It brought together senior politicians, service providers, academics, refugee and migrant community groups and the private sector organisations from across Europe to debate integration of immigrants in urban areas. The conference was part of the ‘Diversity and Equality in European Cities’ – DIVE- project, co-financed by the European Commission, DG Justice, Freedom and Security through the European Integration Fund.
During the conference EUROCITIES Charter on Integrating Cities which underlines the commitment and leadership of Europe’s cities in addressing migrant integration through their roles as policy-makers, service providers, buyers of good and services and employers was launched. The Charter was signed by the following European cities: London, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Genoa, Ghent, Helsinki, Milan, Munich, Oulu, Oslo, Rome, Stockholm, Tampere and Utrecht.