Democracy

The Mechelen Model - Integration For All

“We are all first generation migrants in this new reality of living together in diversity. I don’t have more rights than Ali who has lived here for four generations, or Fara who lived here for one year. We all have to reintegrate into this super-diverse reality – there is no birthright.” Bart Somers is a mayor on a mission. He believes that integration is something that demands efforts from everyone, an idea central to what has been dubbed the ‘Mechelen Model’

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