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Good Practice Database of culture-related projects serving the integration of migrants / refugees
In Spring 2016, the Compendium editors made a request among their Compendium authors and experts in order to learn more about examples of culture-related projects and individual actions where mutual understanding has been cultivated between refugees/migrants and the host culture or public and private cultural / artistic initiatives which bring together individuals/groups from refugee/minority/migrant communities together with the majority population in your country to enter into a multi-directional communication process. Such dialogue ideally takes place in a shared space where attempts are made to address unequal power relations between those belonging to majority/minority groups.
Out of 100 proposed "Examples of Good Practice", 28 were selected by the editors in a first action to be presented in the Compendium database (with more to be added by experts and users). Most of them are projects undertaken within individual countries to facilitate the inclusion of asylum seekers as well as migrants and to foster dialogue among the different cultural groups living there. They are initiated on the national, regional or local level and range from "hybrid" artistic productions to training programmes, festivals, public events, media productions etc.
The following information is provided on each project:
- overall description,
- main partners and funders,
- main goals or lessons to be learned,
- target groups, and
- contact details.
Links to additional information such as reports or project websites are provided for each of the examples of good practice.
Users will be able to search for a project by clicking on a country, a specific theme (such as inclusion, intercultural dialogue, integration) or a specific cultural sector of interest (such as music, film, museum, education, theatre, etc.).
Furthermore the users will have the possibility to submit additional examples or initiatives of culture-related projects serving the integration of migrants / refugees via the Compendium website in order to improve the pool of posiutive examples on how culture counts for the successful integration of migrants and/or refugees.