24.05.2017

Publications, Projects and Mapping related to refugees and migrants

Many organisations and networks in Europe have started to publish mapping, researches and online information about refugees' integration through art and culture and refugees / migrants as artists. This page is about listing these initiatives. Feel free to email mobility(at)on-the-move.org for further inputs.

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07.09.2016

How Free is Free? - A Reflection on Freedom of Creative Expression in Africa

Arterial Network has released a free e-book compilation of poems, articles and works of fiction on the subject of freedom of creative expression in Africa, titled How Free is Free? Featuring contributions from 25 authors from 14 African countries, the e-book has been produced as part of Arterial Network's Artwatch Africa project that aims to defend freedom of creative expression on the continent - and who better than the artists themselves to share their creative environment, their questions and their experiences.

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19.10.2015

New UNESCO report on the implementation of 1980 Recommendation on Status of the Artist

The 2015 report was compiled from a survey sent out to 195 countries which focused on four significant contemporary issues, Digital technologies and the Internet, ease of travel for artists, social protection and freedom of expression.

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21.05.2015

Freemuse advocacy and campaign guide for artists at risk

Artists around the world face threats, attacks and imprisonment. Some are forced to flee into exile. The Freemuse Advocacy and Campaign guide, available in Arabic, French and Pashto as well as English language suggests a number of practical actions organisations and individuals can take locally and internationally to support musicians and artists at risk.

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08.10.2014

European Citizen Action Service - ECAS Knowledge Centre

The ECAS Knowledge Centre is an online collection of resources on two broad themes: EU Rights and Civic Engagement in Europe. It aims at assisting civil society campaigners, researchers, analysts, academics, advisors, policy makers and interested citizens navigate through the large amount of information available in a user-friendly manner.

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24.07.2014

Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts and Culture

The report “Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work: Philanthropy at the Nexus of Peace and Social Justice and Arts and Culture” is authored by Moukhtar Kocache. A valuable tool that is able to stimulate further reflection and exchange of lessons and opportunities for inculcating practices in philanthropy for supporting arts and culture work for its invaluable influence on the advancement of social justice and peace.

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11.07.2014

The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development - meeting report Feb. 2014

The Funders Task Force on Culture and Development is a multi-stakeholder platform of leading development donors. In February 2014 they gathered for a meeting in Brussels. The report of the meeting is now available.

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14.05.2014

Shelter from the storm?

Shelter from the storm? The asylum, refuge and extradition situation facing activists from the former Soviet Union in the CIS and Europe looks at some of the key issues around asylum, extradition and the provision of refuge for human rights defenders, political and religious activists and other controversial figures from the former Soviet Union.

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14.05.2014

EU study report on projects using cultural expressions as a lever for employment, human rights, democracy...

The study, commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate General responsible for development cooperation, aims to illustrate how cooperation projects involving cultural operators, cultural sectors of activity and/or cultural content can contribute to current EU development priorities, especially within the framework of the Agenda for Change and the new EU Multiannual Financial Framework.

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27.06.2013

Report on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity

In March 2013 the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, published her annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is devoted to the issue of “The right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity”. This highly interesting report adresses the multiple ways in which the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity may be curtailed - including by restricting the freedom of movement.

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27.05.2013

Book: Music, culture and conflict in Mali - by Andy Morgan, published by Freemuse

Freemuse are pleased to announce the publication of its first book, ‘Music, Culture and Conflict in Mali’, which is launched in a digital and on-demand paperback edition. The book takes an in-depth look at the crisis that overtook Mali in January 2012 and lead to a ten-month occupation of the northern two-thirds of the country by armed jihadi groups. The book examines the roots of those tumultuous events and their effect on the music and culture of the country. The income from sales of this book will support Freemuse in its work to help musicians who suffer persecution, discrimination or imprisonment around the world.

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03.05.2013

Nurturing human rights Campaign

The Andorran Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is launching a campaign in support of the values promoted by the Council of Europe’s Convention on Human Rights. Let's read the Convention and make sure it's put into practice!

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04.03.2013

Freemuse annual statistics 2012 on violations of freedom of musical expression

Freemuse has compiled statistics presenting a glimpse of the situation for musicians worldwide in 2012: a geographical presentation of musicians who were killed, attacked, abducted, threatened, detained, persecuted, imprisoned and threatened or subjected to censorship.

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06.09.2012

Intercultural Dialogue and Human Rights: Prospects for a Euromediterranean Citizenship

The paper proposes the development of a new conception of citizenship (more inclusive, active and plural) for all the peoples living in the territory of the partner States of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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19.07.2012

First quadriennal EU report on the protection and the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions

Want to discover what the EU does to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions? Then don't miss its first quadrennial periodic report in the framework of the 2005 UNESCO Convention.

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14.05.2012

Study on the profile of artistic and cultural professionals in South Mediterranean (2007)

The study on the profile of artistic and cultural professionals in non-EU Mediterranean countries (Étude sur le Profil des professionnels artistiques et culturels en Méditerranée non Européenne) deals with legal and social aspects related to the work of artists and cultural operators in the region. It also deals with the social recognition of the artists and the role of mobility in the recognition of the artist and the dialogue between cultures.

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24.10.2011

EU Culture Forum 2011 thematic papers!

The EU Culture Forum 2011 is now over - took place 20-21 October in Brussels - however it is worth keeping the 4 thematic papers on digitisation, skills, civil society empowerment in third countries, Culture as an investment for EU regions written for the background documentation.

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23.06.2011

Artistic activism in situations of ‘extreme conflict’: the challenge of evaluation, IETM (2003)

This dossier was commissioned by IETM in order to help artists and cultural operators involved in artistic activities in situations of extreme conflict look at their own work with an evaluative eye. It was edited by Y. Raj Isar (independent cultural expert and scholar).

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21.01.2011

Join and interact with the International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights & Social Justice

The International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights & Social Justice is a network of aligned people and organisations who represent social and cultural movements, human rights organisations, artist collectives and associations, artist residencies, host cities and communities of conscience.

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09.06.2010

The Implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the EU’s External Policies

This report done by Jordi Baltà Portolés (Interarts, Spain) on behalf of the European Parliament analyses the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which came into force in 2007, in the external relations of the EU.

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