The general objective of this call for proposals is to support cultural, audio-visual and cross-sectorial projects aiming at facilitating the integration of refugees in the European environment, enhancing mutual cultural understanding and fostering intercultural and interreligious dialogue, tolerance and respect for other cultures. Submissions can be made until 28 April 2016, 12:00 CET/CEST (Midday, Brussels time).
The call was issued as part of the Creative Europe programme and against the backdrop of Europe receiving refugees and supporting EU Member States in tackling this situation.
Intercultural Dialogue through culture and the arts has a major influence on the integration of refugees. They play an important role to foster and improve understanding, especially between the population of the host country and the refugees.
This call encourages cultural, creative projects enabling and facilitating the integration of refugees in the European environment and enhance understanding, tolerance and respect for other cultures. The expected output is a limited number of high quality consortia formed by bodies working in the creative and cultural sectors that will create and test initiatives designed to support the integration of refugees in the participating countries and share their results, and which are referred to as Creative Partnerships.
The specific objectives of this call are to establish transnational cultural and audiovisual projects that can:
help refugees socialise and express themselves without necessarily speaking immediately the host country language.
be learning platforms in a wider sense, fostering respect and understanding for diversity, intercultural and civic competencies, democratic values and citizenship.
give EU citizens the opportunity to discover, learn from and understand the values and cultures of refugees and - in the process rediscover and enrich their own.
support the showcasing and co-creation of cultural and/or audiovisual works across Europe.
offer the possibility of collaboration with organisations in other sectors in order to stimulate a more comprehensive, rapid, effective and long-term response to this global challenge.
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