For two years, Muziekpublique and Refugees for Refugees participate in the Migrants Music Manifesto project. Developing our capacities for hospitality and integration requires the invention of new forms of mediation between European communities and residents, in which artists and other cultural actors play an essential role.
Through music, the project aims to dispel prejudices and to alert the population to the positive contributions of migrants and refugees in Europe. Partners in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Greece will develop tools and methods for mediators that promote intercultural dialogue and the integration of migrants and refugees. They will organize international residences, bringing together musicians and the public with a migration background, gathering information on the intangible and musical heritage and offering a mentoring cycle on instruments and musical skills. Music can stimulate the acceptance of cultural minorities in urban areas in Europe and the tools can be used to promote multilingualism.
The project offers cultural operators a space to share creative common ground, aimed at enhancing minority cultures, and more particularly those of migrants and refugees. The main objective of this space is to strengthen intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and respect for other cultures in order to contribute to the social integration of migrants and refugees. Migratory Music Manifesto, mobilizes European cultural operators who wish to renew and share their know-how in the promotion of minority cultures.
Musiques de Nuit diffusion / Rocher de Palmer, CNRS / EHESS-Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales (FR), EDRA – Kinonikes Sineteristikes Drastiriotites Efpathon Omadon (GR), Alba Kultur (DE), Associazione Abusuan – Abusuan Intercultureel Centrum (IT), ENCC – ENCC – Europees netwerk van culturele centra, Muziekpublique (BE)
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission