Last updated: 23 Nov 2020

Cities across Europe have been developing strategies to address the rise in xenophobic populism and hate speech reinforced by traditional and social media, which often act to increase segregation and deepen divides. The key to this has been developing a city-wide approach combining strong political leadership with grassroots action and campaigns by dispelling misinformation and rumours and deconstructing stereotypes. The aim of this workshop is to share innovative political strategies and case studies developed by cities that are part of Rumourless Cities, an URBACT Transfer Network. - watch now.

Ruth Essex, EU URBACT programme Lead Expert, Rumourless Cities Transfer Network, United Kingdom.
Susan Elsmore, Councillor, Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health & Well-being, Cardiff Council, United Kingdom.
Elisa Moreira, High School Teacher, Seomara da Costa Primo Secondary School, Amadora, Portugal.
Carla Tavares, Mayor, Municipality of Amadora, Portugal.
Fatima Trimarchi, Teacher, Secondary school "Antonello da Messina", Italy.