Immigrant guides bring new perspectives to European city tours

On the 8th and 9th of July, a conference took place in Brussels to assess what had been learned over the two years that the Migrantour project has been running in Europe. Over the last 24 months, Migrantour has been creating a European network promoting intercultural walks led by citizens from migrant backgrounds, designed to promote intercultural diversity.

The walks are guided by migrants from old and the new generations, so as to show tourists, students and locals their neighbourhoods as they perceive and experience them.

In Brief
  • Nine European cities (Turin, Milan, Genoa, Florence, Rome, Marseille, Paris, Valencia and Lisbon) were involved.
  • Over 11,000 people, have taken part in these walks – mostly secondary schools students, but also local citizens, tourists, groups and associations.
  • The project is also designed to provide an added source of income for disadvantaged migrants, often from developing countries.
In Depth
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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