On the 8th and 9th of July, a conference took place in Brussels to assess what had been learned over the two years that the Migrantour project has been running in Europe. Over the last 24 months, Migrantour has been creating a European network promoting intercultural walks led by citizens from migrant backgrounds, designed to promote intercultural diversity.
The walks are guided by migrants from old and the new generations, so as to show tourists, students and locals their neighbourhoods as they perceive and experience them.
- Nine European cities (Turin, Milan, Genoa, Florence, Rome, Marseille, Paris, Valencia and Lisbon) were involved.
- Over 11,000 people, have taken part in these walks – mostly secondary schools students, but also local citizens, tourists, groups and associations.
- The project is also designed to provide an added source of income for disadvantaged migrants, often from developing countries.