Sheffield has been receiving international recognition as an example of refugee and migrant integration. Over the past month (May) City of Sanctuary has been invited to participate in three international events to showcase and discuss our work with colleagues from around the world.

At a recent European conference organised by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations (UN), Sheffield staff helped run a workshop on refugee integration in universities. At the same event, Sheffield Council’s Director of Community Services Jan Fitzgerald told delegates about the council’s pride in being the UK’s first City of Sanctuary.

City of Sanctuary was also held up as an example of a ‘welcoming city’ at a seminar in Seville hosted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). And on Wednesday we will feature in an international ‘webinar’ discussing ‘good ideas’ in integration. To take part in this you can register on the Cities of Migration website here.

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