Session 26
Diversity wins! Migration in alpine municipalities

Municipalities are encouraged to take an active role in the handling of diversity and thereby to contribute to a positive cooperation between new inhabitants and the local population.

Migration happens for various reasons. Some search for a new place to live their desired lifestyle, others are invited as skilled workers, yet again others flee their home country. Alpine municipalities change by migration or immigration for any number of reasons. These demographical changes are a huge challenge for municipalities and require adaption of the municipal tasks. Project examples of the Alpine area show possibilities for active participation. On the one hand it is about immigrants where they are needed, on the other enabling rapid integration of various groups immigrantswith the successful involvement of the local population is vital. The session marks the finalization of the two year project „Living. Together in the Alps“, supported by the German Presidency of the Alpine Convention. The results are presented in short form in an exhibition.

Speakers: Oliver Christof, Gemeindeverband Vorarlberg, Giacomo Lombardo, Sindaco Ostana, Pfarrer Jörg Wuttge, Verein AGAPE, Andreas Postner, HTL Rankweil
Presenter: Gabriele Greussing, Allianz in den Alpen

Organisers: Allianz in den Alpen
Contact: Gabriele Greussing

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