ICEC Baseline Studies online

The ICEC Baseline Studies lay the foundation for an analysis on how can cities promote interethnic coexistence in the local context and which political measures are the most adequate for strengthening the integrative power of an urban neighbourhood as a place of living and identification of a diverse urban population.  Albeit largely descriptive, they aim to provide a detailed account of each city´s diverse population in the context of immigration and how the city´s administration and political actors have developed urban policies dealing with diversity. These ICEC reports present basic yet relevant information that will be needed for answering ICEC´s main research questions.

The reports can be downloaded from our publications page.


Herbststrasse 15, Vienna

In June 2014, our project partners from the Urban Renewal Office opened their new community center in one of our study areas – Hippviertel in Ottakring. The “Herbststrasse” will also serve as a place of encounter within our “urban living lab“. Below are some impressions from their opening event.

You´ll find more information on their ongoing activities here (in german).


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.

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.

We keep you posted on upcoming outcomes. To follow the updates please click on the ‘Follow’ button.

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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