Open European Societies
NGOs and artistic companies offer to use video to create counter-narratives challenging stereotypes of migrants and refugees and questionning their relationship with Europeans. To do so, they conduct
investigative work and artistic workshops.
Coordinated by the German NGO Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. Dresden and supported by the UE programme Europe for Citizens.
Open European Societies aims to tackle the stigmatisation of migrants and refugees, by helping the citizens of the participating countries to overcome stereotypes and better understand the stories of these people’s lives.
Through video campaigns, research works, interviews and workshops, the project hopes to reconnect people with the human side of the story and generate greater empathy and understanding between individuals.
A research paper on the history of migration in the participating countries will be produced, in which each partner will explore the impact of migration in its country in the 20th century, at the sociopolitical, economic and cultural levels. This will allow the adaptation of practices to the specific context of each country.
Workshops and Video Campaigns
Transnational and local workshops will encourage cultural exchanges between native citizens and third-country nationals using different forms of art and digital media that foster self-expression, cooperation and creativity.
- Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. – Dresden, Germany – Coordinator
- Municipality of Dresden – Germany
- Memorare Pacem e.V. – Dresden, Germany
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece
- AddArt NGO – Thessaloniki, Greece
- Aarhus University – Denmark
- European Reminiscence Network – London, United Kingdom
- Pro Progressione Kulturalis – Budapest, Hungary
- Institute pro regionalni rozvoj – Prague, Czech Republic
- La Transplanisphere – Paris, France
- Association Center for Intercultural Dialogue – Kumanovo, Northern Macedonia
Project launch in Dresden (Germany).
Partners meeting in London (UK), organised by European Reminiscence Network, University of Greenwich.
April – October 2019
Partners meeting in Thessaloniki (Greece).
Partners meeting in Dresden (Germany).
Publication of project results.