Impressions from our field trip in Skärholmen, Stockholm – June 2014. For more information about the area and why it was chosen to be a ICEC case study area, please visit the district profile page.


Urban neighbourhoods are important arenas of social interaction and interethnic coexistence. Super-diversity in neighbourhoods mirrors the problems experienced on a wider scale and neighbourhoods shaped by diversity require locally determined solutions. Municipal policies have more recently focused on developing local initiatives to address social and integration problems.

The ICEC project will compare the aims, features and outcomes of neighbourhood development programmes in three different cities: Amsterdam, Vienna and Stockholm. In September 2013, the ICEC project team had their first meeting in Vienna. After selecting the case study neighbourhoods, the team members in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Vienna began work on identifying important policy measures that will be crucial to their analysis.

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Project Kick Off: ICEC has been starting its work on neighbourhood policies

In september 2013, the ICEC poject team met for its first live meeting in Vienna. Since then, team members in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Vienna have been working on the identification and selection of case study neighbourhoods.

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The ICEC Project Team

The ICEC team is spread over three countries and is supported by the expertise of the advisory board.

Each country has a partner research institute and a stakeholder partner. By bringing together researchers, policymakers and urban stakeholders to conduct research we hope our results will be able to shape municipal policies and help create integrative neighbourhoods.

To find out more about the organisations and individuals involved in the ICEC project, visit the country pages:

The ICEC Team met in Vienna to officially start the project and visit the Viennese case study areas.

The ICEC Team met in Vienna to officially start the project and visit the Viennese case study areas.

Viennese case studies

For the Viennese ICEC study, we have chosen three neighbourhood case studies in three different districts[1], namely “Gumpendorf” in Mariahilf, 6th district, “Breitensee” in Penzing, 14th district and the “Hippviertel” in Ottakring, 16th district of Vienna[2].


Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities (ICEC)

International research has shown that urban neighbourhoods are still important arenas of social interactions and places of interethnic coexistence. Super-diversity in the neighbourhood is a micro­cosm, mirroring problem constellations at the city scale. Yet problems within diversity-shaped neigh­bourhoods require locally determined solutions. Thus, municipal policies have increasingly taken a territorial focus when addressing social and integration problems through neighbourhood-based initiatives. 

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