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Nitra is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the Nitra River valley. With a population of 85,000, it is the fourth largest city in Slovakia. Nitra renowned as the country’s earliest political and cultural centre, is now a modern centre of culture and economy. Nitra region is the largest agricultural producer in Slovakia and the second most important producer of energy and provider of trading and business services.

Local Challenges

In common with all cities we want Nitra to develop into a prosperous region with a good international reputation and the OPENCities project is one of the ways to achieve that. While the degree of racial, ethnic and religious mix may not be very high at the moment we want to be ready to manage the process well. Nitra Region is the first in Slovakia to tackle the issue at a regional level and we aim to become an inspiration for other regions. In the public discussion “Migrants– people who live with us” on 17th June 2009, Nitra brought together actors of national bodies, city and regional administration, NGOs and migrant communities. The results will be used to inform development of the local action plan.

The Managing Authority for Nitra’s participation in OPENCities is the Department of the Migration and Integration of Foreigners, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family SR.

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The OPENCities Monitor is conducted by BAK. BAK Economics AG (BAK) is an independent Swiss research institute.