Reykjavík’s Multicultural Congress


Reykjavík’s Multicultural Congress

Reykjavík Multicultural Day 2015

From the Multicultural Day in 2015. Photo: Zoë Robert.

The fourth Multicultural Congress of Reykjavík ‘Let’s Talk,’ will take place in Reykjavík City Hall on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10 am to 3:30 pm. Approximately 17,000 immigrants live in Reykjavík from more than 120 countries. The aim of the congress is to open an intercultural dialogue about different issues in regards of living in a intercultural city. The Human Rights Office of Reykjavík prepares and manages the Multicultural Congress in collaboration with the Multicultural Council of Reykjavík.

The following topics will be discussed at the congress:

Jobs – accessibility to the job market and information for immigrants living in Reykjavík about rights and responsibilities of your employer and you as employee.
Housing – accessibility for immigrants to Reykjavík’s rental market.
Reykjavík’s Multicultural Day – Does Multicultural Day reflect well enough the diverse influence immigrants have in the community?
Consultancy for immigrants – Where to seek assistance and information?

Group work with discussions will be led by moderators in 11 languages: Icelandic, English, Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.

The program will be accessible at and on the Facebook page Living in Reykjavík.

Please register at [email protected] by March 20. Please state your name, ID number (kennitala) and what language group you would like to participate in. Participants in the congress will also be able to vote representatives to Reykjavík’s Multicultural Congress.

For further information, contact Elísabet Pétursdóttir ([email protected]; Tel: 692-5821).


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