As increasing numbers of persons move across countries today, new stories and layers are woven into the social fabric of the cities we live in. This may be your case, the case of your family members, your students and their schoolmates, or their parents.
Within the communication campaign “More than migrants” in celebration of
International Migrants Day on 18 December 2021, the Council of Europe and Intercultural Cities programme (ICC) invite schools to engage in a competition to break down the stereotypes that reduce migrants and their identities to labels. The
school competition aims to trigger a collective reflection on the contribution each of us can make to society when we are given the opportunity to be ourselves, not just a stereotype.
Creation of a poem or essay by the class, with - if you wish - illustrations produced to reflect on the topic of identity, migration, stereotypes and diversity as a value.
All school classes with students aged 11-18 years. The class shall submit one file representing the work of the class. Several classes in the same school may submit files.
Deadline: 19 November 2021.
The winning submissions will be part of a Council of Europe publication which also will include the portraits and statements of interculturally committed Mayors/elected officials, and personal stories from migrants living in the Intercultural Cities. The
publication will be launched worldwide through the Intercultural Cities Network in December 2021, together with the other campaign materials.
How to enter:
Useful ideas, resources and details of how to submit your classes entries can be found here: https://rm.coe.int/school-competition-international-migrants-day-2021/1680a34d4f
Bradford district is a proud member of the Intercultural Cities network - alongside over 150 cities around the world. Follow these links to find out more about
Intercultural CIties and about
Bradford for Everyone.
For further information about any of the above please do not hesitate to contact Barry Cusack at 'Bradford for Everyone' using