Point 4 - More Participation and Better Informed City Dwellers

To ensure better information for city dwellers on their rights and obligations, on protection and legal options and on the penalties for racist acts or behaviour, by using a participatory approach, notably through consultations with service users and service providers.

  • To organise, on a regular basis, Municipal forums against racism, in collaboration with existing organs and mechanisms, in order to offer an opportunity to discuss the problems of racism and discrimination in the city, local policies, and their impact.
  • To commemorate each year, on the 21st of March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, with a range of initiatives to promote awareness and mobilisation among city dwellers.
  • To empower local NGOs to pursue their actions in providing information on and developing actions against racism and discrimination.

World Cities Day at UNESCO: Millennial mayors call for human and inclusive cities

Paris – France
Nancy – France
Bologna – Italy

On the occasion of the World Cities Day, UNESCO welcomed on 31 October at its Headquarters in Paris, the ECCAR president Benedetto Zacchiroli, the ECCAR vice-president & deputy Mayor of Nancy Lucienne…


Potsdam is the largest city and the capital of the State of Brandenburg. 170,000 people are living in Potsdam. Since 2006 Potsdam is a member of the ECCAR.