The European City is an urban concept grounded in the tradition of European sociology. The concept aims to summarise the specifics of European urban settlements, such as high population density, a mixture of functions and populations, and the city's active role in ensuring social cohesion.

The original idea of this website was to present the results of the workshops organized by seven European NGOs working in a joint project "Cultures from Around the Block" financed by The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 (a key sponsor of the website). The workshops were targeted especially to the immigrant but in some cases also to non-immigrant youth. You can find the information on the workshop in the section Media.