Monday 16/9/019

9:00 – 9:30


9:30 – 9:40

conference opening

9:40 – 9:50

opening remarks

Hana Trestikova, a Prague City Councilor for culture, historic preservation, exhibition management, and tourism

10:00 – 11:30

key note

Dani de Torres, director of the Spanish network of intercultural cities, adviser to the Council of Europe on its intercultural cities programme and founder of the Anti-Rumour strategy

Dani de Torres

lightning talks

Best practices: What are the trends in other European cities?

Sue Lukes
MigrationWork CIC (Great Britain)

Joanna Marcinkowska
City of Reykjavik (Iceland)

Michaela Pobudová
Mareena (Slovakia)

11:30 – 11:45

coffee break

11:45 – 12:45

panel discussion

What is the role of the political representatives in the integration process?

Jiří Dienstbier

Hynek Hanza
City of Teplice mayor

Matěj Hollan
former City of Brno representative

Jiří Knitl
Prague City representative

(moderator – Daniela Vrbová, Czech Radio)

Daniela Vrbová

12:45 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:30

key note II.

Tim Röhn, investigative journalist working with Die Welt, Der Spiegel, El Confidencial, New York Times and other news outlets

Tim Röhn
investigative journalis

14:40 – 16:15

How do Czech media depict the topic of migration?

People in Need and Masaryk University present their research

fireside chat

Traditional and #newmedia: polarized or inclusive society?

Eman Ghalebová
student and influencer

Nasruddin Nizami
media project Solomon (Greece)

Fatima Rahimi
Referendum Daily

Tim Röhn
investigative journalist

(moderator – Adéla Jurečková, Advocacy and Communication Strategy Coordinator on Migration, People in Need)

Adéla Jurečková

16:15 – 16:30

coffee break

16:30 – 17:30

round table

Media campaigns or how to promote integration?

(moderator – Marie Heřmanová, communication specialist, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences)

Marie Heřmanová

17:30 – 18:00

closing session

18:00 – 21:00

networking party

Tuesday 17/9/2019


Communication strategies for cities and organizations

This will be an interactive workshop designed to enable participants to begin the process of adapting their cities’ communication strategies and services to the needs of a multicultural population. It will begin with the establishment of some key principles and dilemmas in the communication of messages about mobility, migration and diversity in localities, drawing upon good practice in the Intercultural Cities network. Participants will then be encouraged to explore their own local experiences and we will do some practical problem solving and action planning in small groups, leading to ideas which participants will be implement in their home environment.

Phil Wood

Phil Wood is an independent writer, researcher and activist in urban policy and culture. He describes himself as an Urban Therapist. He worked at a senior level in local government in the UK before founding and leading the Creative Town Initiative, an exemplary pilot project of the European Commission, in 1997. Since 2000 he has worked around the world as a consultant. He is expert adviser to the Council of Europe on its Intercultural Cities programme and the architect of its methodology. His book, The Intercultural City: Planning for Diversity Advantage (co-authored with Charles Landry) was published in 2008 by Earthscan. He has worked in over fifty cities on five continents advising on managing change. Phil holds a MA with distinction in European Cultural Planning from De Montfort University.


Can’t I say or do anything anymore? Intercultural communication competencies

The “Can’t I say or do anything anymore?” workshop draw inspiration from a successful training program of the same name implemented at the City of Reykjavik, an office employing over 8 000 people with diverse background including immigrants, people with disability, or members of the LGBTQ community. As Joanna Marcinkowska, an immigrant specialist form the Human Rights and Democracy Office of Reykjavik, points out: “Sometimes it is not easy to treat everybody the same no matter how hard we try. So how do we show respect in a diverse society? Which jokes are OK? And what is micro-aggression?” In this workshop, Joanna will look into how knowledge of human rights can help us to communicate and feel comfortable around people with diverse background. She will also talk about negative consequences of generalizing and prejudice and provide guidance on how to initiate similar training at your office or organisation.

Joanna Marcinkowska

Joanna Marcinkowska has been working as project manager and immigrant specialist at The Human Rights and Democracy Office of Reykjavik for the past 7 years. She has university degrees in marketing and management, project management, Icelandic and applied equality studies. She is herself immigrant in Iceland since 2004.


Reporting on migration and integration

In his workshop „Reporting on migration and integration “, Tim Röhn will give insights into his research on the ground along the borders of the European Union as well as into his approach on how to receive (and further use) sensitive information. He will talk about general guidelines and challenges regarding his work and show concrete examples of reporting about different aspects of migration. As part of the workshop, there will be interactive exercises.

Tim Röhn

Tim Röhn is a German reporter who covers migration, military, and crime around the globe. He published his reports and photographs in German media outlets like Der Spiegel and Welt as well as in international newspapers (New York Times, El Confidencial, Le Soir etc.). As a lecturer he conducts seminars in investigative journalism. His first TV documentary will be broadcasted in Germany and France in late 2019.

Note: This workshop will be held in English only with no further Czech translation.

9:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 11:30


(first part)

11:30 – 12:00

coffee break

12:00 – 13:00


(second part)

13:00 – 13:15

wrap up