Intercultural Council

The Intercultural Council advises Reykjavík City Council, Committees, and Councils on the issues and interests of residents who are immigrants.

About the Council

The Council is an advisor and promotes information sharing and collaboration between the City of Reykjavík and immigrant interest groups, shapes policies, and makes recommendations to City Council regarding its areas of responsibility. The Council seeks to connect intercultural communities in Reykjavík and promote ideas about interculturalism and inclusion.
The Intercultural Council acts under the authority of City Council as detailed in the Resolution on the Management of Reykjavík City and City Council Minutes, No 1020/2019 and as required by law.


The Intercultural Council is composed of five representatives and an equal number of alternates. In addition, the Intercultural Council appoints two observers for one year and two alternates. The names of the representatives can be found on the right with the top two main representatives having been appointed by City Council. Next in order are representatives appointed by the Women of Foreign Origin Association, W.O.M.E.N., Móðurmál – the Association on Bilingualism, and SAMEYKI. City Council elects the chair of the Council and the Intercultural Council elects its own deputy chair and divides other tasks between its members.
The Council Chair is Magnea Gná Jóhannsdóttir
E-mail address of the Intercultural Council:
The Council's staff member is Joanna Marcinkowska, Project Manager at the Human Rights & Democracy Office.

Reykjavík is an intercultural city

On September 17, 2019, Reykjavík City Council adopted a resolution on the Intercultural City of Reykjavík in line with the City's participation in the Intercultural Cities project.