This article explores the differences in the understanding of ‘intergroup
relations’ and measures underaken in the area of intercultural policies in
four Central and East European (CEE) cities: Budapest, Prague, Wrocław
The analysis is based on interviews and field research carried out in 2008
in these cities in cooperation with local scientific experts, representatives
of the ethnic communities and officials of the Municipalities as part of
the Eurofound research project CLIP1. It explores the national and local
political frameworks for intergroup policy and the target groups for such
strategies and policies.
The main aim of this article is to carry out a comparative analysis of four
cities from the CEE countries in order to indicate the similarities and
differences in the understanding of intergroup relations. It investigates
the type of actors involved in this process and whether their actions are
catalysed from the top-down or bottom–up.