Resource Library

To support you in your efforts to create more inclusive communities, we have compiled this resource library. It will be updated periodically. For more tools and resources, consider becoming a member to access member-only resources.

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Advancing a Welcoming Infrastructure for Humanitarian Relief

By: Welcoming International and Welcoming America
Available: in English, po polsku, în limba română
As individuals and organizations in localities across the globe mobilize to support those displaced by war, conflict, and climate disasters, meeting the immediate needs is critical. At the same time, building the infrastructure needed to support and engage migrants and non-migrants in the long term is essential to ensuring belonging for all lasts beyond crisis events.

In this new guide, Welcoming America and the Welcoming International Alliance outline five ways for local leaders to create equitable and welcoming environments as part of the response to humanitarian relief.

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Stories of Resilience: United Kingdom

By: Welcoming International
Available: in English
Learn about how the Liverpool City Council and their local partners sprang into action to ensure an inclusive and equitable emergency response, relying on previously developed partnerships and communications efforts to meet community needs and leverage opportunities. Liverpool City Council participates in the Inclusive Cities programme led by the University of Oxford Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, which is a partner
in the Welcoming International alliance

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Stories of Resilience: Spain

By: Welcoming International
Available: in English, en Español
​Learn more about how the Spanish island of Tenerife adapted its welcoming efforts in 2020 during the height of the pandemic to ensure all residents, including migrants, stayed safe and connected. Examples include successful emergency response through stakeholder collaboration, strong partnerships between civil society groups and local government, and digital organizing.

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Stories of Resilience: Germany

By: Welcoming International
Available: in English, auf Deutsch
Read about how municipalities in Germany worked with the Weltoffene Kommune initiative — led by PHINEO and Bertelsmann Stiftung — as well as Welcoming International during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to put their “welcoming work” to the test in building a more inclusive and effective emergency response in local communities.

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Stories of Welcome

By: Welcoming International
In order to paint a clearer picture of what this work looks like on the ground, and the impact it is having, we worked with our members to produce the following Stories of Welcome. This brochure provides a snapshot of the stories collected, and full versions of the stories are available here.

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United States Welcoming Standard

By: Welcoming America
Welcoming America created the Welcoming Standard to outline the smart local policies, programs, and partnerships for what it means for a community to be inclusive.

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Welcoming Cities Standard

By: Welcoming Australia
The Welcoming Cities Standard establishes the framework for local councils to benchmark their cultural diversity and inclusion policies and practices across the organisation; identify where and how further efforts could be directed; and assess progress over time.

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Welcoming Cities Accreditation

By: Welcoming Australia
Accreditation with Welcoming Cities (Australia) benchmarks councils across the six categories of the Standard.

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Welcoming Communities Standard

By: Welcoming Communities, Immigration New Zealand
The communities, councils, and agencies involved in Welcoming Communities (New Zealand) co-designed the Standard together. New Zealanders also had input through a nation-wide consultation in 2017.

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