Trollhättan's IKC's goal and vision is to make a positive change in Trollhättan, a city with inequality and tangible social divides. That is why the city is coworking with Support Group Network to strengthen Trollhättans Intercultural Center. The plan is, among other things, to spread an intercultural approach in the city and in other regions in the future.
Trollhättan's Intercultural center was realized thanks to the Delegation against Segregation (Delmos: Delegationen mot Segregation).
About THN IKC
The project has a reference group with, among other things, the following partners: Trollhättan City, Innovatum, Högskoaln i Väst, Folkhögskolan, City Trollhättan, Eidar and Balder
Furthermore collaborations around Trollhättan's IKC include the business community, real estate companies, colleges and education providers as well as non-profit associations.
As in the rest of Sweden, Trollhättan is showing increasing divisions, increasing polarization, growing frustration and increasing social tensions. Some residential areas in the city are included in the police list of particularly vulnerable areas.
The city of Trollhättan is part of a national network of intercultural cities. The reason is the assessment that an intercultural approach and the way of working would benefit integration work.
Thanks to a solid collaboration with the City of Trollhättan, one of the project's target indicators has been met - to establish an IOP "Idea-based and public partnership contract”.
Trollhättan's IKC operations are based on what the target group itself believes would provide added value and strength in their lives. If you say that we want to achieve this, then we can help each other with it. If it becomes known to more people who want to do similar things, there may be an even greater community. The purpose of the center is also to break exclusion, reduce segregation and contribute to an inclusive community
We are located at Villa Stranna's nice premises where we have a central meeting point where all the city´s citizens see themselves seen, heard and confirmed. It is the second Intercultural Center that Support Group Network establishes in West Sweden. The first is allocated in Vänersborg.
In several of the city's vulnerable areas, the city is already making several efforts. Therefore, it has been important that the intercultural center have a central location in the city and that more residents are thus motivated to get to the city center.
One challenge, of course, is to reach different target groups in the city during the current pandemic. There is a risk that many people who lack digital knowledge or access to the technology will be excluded. In addition to digital workshops and events, we will be in accordance with the Guidelines and Recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Sweden