Lublin has been supporting activities to prevent hate speech for many years. It includes promoting multicultural values, constant cooperation with non-governmental organizations, support integration and inclusive processes.
The Committee of Experts on Intercultural Integration (GT-ADI-INT) comprises of representatives of 10 Council of Europe Member States (Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, Great Britain), as well as 8 representatives of local authorities that are member of the Intercultural Cities Programme, and 2 representatives of regional authorities, that will also contribute to promoting multi-level dialogue and co-operation between local, regional and national policy makers (Bilbao, Bradford, Bursa-Osmangazi, Fuenlabrada, Reggio Emilia, Reykjavík, Riga and Lublin).
Within the next term 2024-2027, Lublin will be represented by Krzysztof Stanowski, Head of International Cooperation Centre, and Magdalena Gnyp-Ścigocka, Deputy Director of the Social Participation Office of Municipality of Lublin.
Lublin is the first city in Poland to join the Council of Europe's Intercultural Cities Programme. Lublin's cooperation with the Programme resulted in joint ventures (including the "Lublin for All" and "Communication for Integration" projects), as well as permanent participation in building a common system for managing cultural diversity in urban policies. Lublin's experience, covering projects aimed at integrating refugees from Ukraine, has been repeatedly presented in the Committee's reports and publications. The Intercultural Cities programme supports cities in creating their policies from an intercultural perspective and developing comprehensive intercultural strategies to help them positively manage diversity and realize the advantages of diversity.
The next ADI-INT meeting will be held on May 14-15, 2024 in Lublin.
The Committee of Experts on intercultural inclusion (ADI-INT) assists the Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion (CDADI) in steering the Council of Europe’s intergovernmental work “to promote equality for all and build more inclusive societies that offer effective protection from discrimination and hate, ensure equal participation in political and public life for all without discrimination on any ground, and where diversity is respected”.