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Intercultural Cities Conference

In the cities of today and tomorrow, how can people from different culturesreally live together - rather than just rub along side one another? As partof the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, the Intercultural CitiesConference, will look at migration, diversity and urban life in a freshway.  New thinking is needed on how diverse communities can co-operate inproductive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives.

The conference is organised by EUCLID and Comedia, in association with theLiverpool Culture Company, and with the support of the European Commissionand the Council of Europe. Taking place in this year's European Capital ofCulture the conference will not only provide an opportunity to look at howdifferent cultures can live together but how mixing can be turned toeconomic, social and cultural advantage - key issues particularly for thoseresponsible for planning and regeneration, the local economy, communitycohesion, education and the cultural services.

The three day event  will feature various European and internationalspeakers, such as globalisation guru Saskia Sassen, the world authority ondiversity and city planning Leonie Sandercock, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, who saysit is time to rethink multiculturalism, city leadership expert CarolColetta, Keith Khan who leads the campaign to make the London 2012 Olympicsan unprecedented intercultural festival, and leading European citypoliticians including Ilda Curti and Pascale Bonniel Chalier.

The conference format will break with convention in pursuit of maximuminteraction between delegates and speakers.  There will also be theopportunity to get out into Liverpool to see some examples of interculturaldialogue and delegates can also choose from various extra activities, suchas a dinner at Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club, featuringcomedian Shazia Mirza.

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