ICEC

Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities


Objectives and research questions


This project is based on a systematic comparison of the aims, structural features and outcomes of integration initiatives at the neighbourhood level in Amsterdam, Vienna and Stockholm. The main project goal is to initiate an assessment and exchange of good practice between the three distinct European cities. Results can be used and implemented in municipal policies and bottom-up initiatives aimed at creating integrative neighbourhoods.

Results


Our analysis suggests that in contrast to top-down initiatives, participation in bottom-up or hybrid initiatives tends to correlate stronger to a sense of neighbourhood belonging. Interethnic co-existence is a long-term process built on the activities of involved actors and networks. Peaceful co-existence requires local integration initiatives and long-term commitment from policymakers. As a result of the living lab approach, this project created societal impact at various levels, including the research community, education, policymakers and practitioners, as well as the broader public through national media coverage. The main results are available in four languages in the open access ICEC Policy Handbook.

Publications


See: www.icecproject.com/publications

Dahlvik, J., Franz, Y., Hoekstra, M. & Kohlbacher, J. (2017): Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities. A Policy Handbook. 89 p.  ISBN 978-3-7001-8200-9

Hoekstra, M. (2015): Diverse cities and good citizenship: how local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse, Ethnic and Racial Studies 2015

Franz, Y. (2015) Designing social living labs in urban research, info, 17:4, pp.53 – 66

Franz, Y. (2014) Chances and Challenges for Social Urban Living Labs in Urban Research. In: ENoLL – European Network of Living Labs (2014) Conference Proceedings of Open Living Lab Days 2014. 105-114. ISBN: 9789082102727. [Awarded ‘Best Paper‘ at the ENoLL Conference 2014]

Franz, Y., Tausz, K., & Thiel, S. – K. (2015) Contextuality and Co-Creation Matter: A Qualitative Case Study Comparison of Living Lab Concepts in Urban Research. Technology Innovation Management Review, 5(12): 48-55

Press


Bezirkszeitung, Studie zu Wiener Multikulti-Grätzeln: "Gschaftler braucht man einfach"
Januar 2017: http://www.meinbezirk.at/mariahilf/lokales/studie-zu-wiener-multikulti-graetzeln-gschaftler-braucht-man-einfach-d1380463.html

Der Standard Forschung. Beilage zu „Stadt 4.0 Wie wir leben werden“, Nr. 1, 2016/2017. Wohnen zwischen Hipster und Hausmeister. 26-27.

Die Presse, Zum Wohl des Grätzels Geschichten erfassen
November 2016: http://diepresse.com/home/science/5112979/Zum-Wohl-des-Graetzels-Geschichten-erfassen

Der Standard, Wohnen zwischen Hipster und Hausmeister
Juni 2016: http://derstandard.at/2000038939681/Gentrifizierung-Wohnen-zwischen-Hipster-und-Hausmeister

Die Presse, Sich übers Nähen annähern
September 2015: http://diepresse.com/home/science/4819497/Sich-ubers-Naehen-annaehern

OEAW young researcher profiles, Vom Arbeitergrätzel zum Hipsterbezirk
August 2015: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/oesterreichische-akademie-der-wissenschaften/forschung/article/vom-arbeitergraetzel-zum-hipsterbezirk/