arts practices and refugees
IETM is invited to join a meeting held by the European Commission in June on the role of arts and culture in promoting the integration of refugees and migrants. We're asked to reply to 3 questions by April 29 but we want to bring your voice to the meeting. So we're eager to hear from you - any input, answer, or thoughts about the questions themselves... is very much welcome!
1. Which 5 recent initiatives in Europe (or elsewhere) best demonstrate the successful role of culture in promoting the inclusion of refugees and migrants? What have been the key success factors in these initiatives?
2. What are the best ways to organize cultural activities to promote the inclusion of refugees and migrants – immediately on arrival (first six months), and in the longer term (after six months – the normal time limit for asylum procedures in the EU)?
3. What are the 5 strongest arguments which can be made by civil society, on why and how to use culture to promote the integration of migrants and refugees? How should these arguments be framed, to justify investment in culture?