14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016
14 April 2016 to 17 April 2016

Fortress Europe



At this Fortress Europe session, we aim to make a concrete list of recommendations for action to strengthen and deepen the involvement of arts organisations in relation to the issues of refugees in Europe and beyond. 

The arrival and presence of refugees in Europe remains a critical issue. The policies of national and supranational governmental organizations are by and large ineffective and often hostile. Self-organizing grass-root initiatives of citizens in many different European cities and across countries have endeavoured to compensate for what the political ruling class is failing to do: to show solidarity and accommodate the inclusion of refugees in European societies. Arts organisations (an important sector of civil society) play an essential role in this regard. 

Edition 1: IETM Bergamo, April 2015

Edition 2: IETM Budapest, November 2015

Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam - Gijsbrechtbordes
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT
the Netherlands
16 April, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:45

Share your ideas


image of Alessandro Borelli

Happy to know you will be holding this session again in Amsterdam. I've been following it since Bergamo and I particularly like the idea of elaborating a list of action but I'm wondering how exactly will it fit in the bigger picture? Is it planned to forward this list of outcomes to policy makers, the arts community, IETM members, etc?

Posted 5 years 1 month ago
image of Vahid Evazzadeh

Dear Alessandro, thanks for your message. Yes the goal is to share the ideas within IETM and beyond. We will soon begin a discussion on the IETM forum to prepare for the session. Your contribution will be much appreciated. Look forward to see you in Amsterdam.

Posted 5 years 1 month ago