Cities and cultural rights

Nowadays cultural rights have acquired a fundamental importance considering that they are essential for the identitarian definition of communities. Furthermore, cultural rights are a specific element that need to be considered by public actors to grant a peaceful coexistence of different communities. Indeed, the protection of cultural rights has acquired a growing importance in multicultural societies. This importance is particularly significant at local level where the attention to cultural rights is essential to fulfil integration policies and to contrast forms of discrimination and social exclusion. This is the reason why in this presentation we will examine how the protection of cultural rights at local level can impact upon the integration process.