During the past few years, global crises and conflicts have created a situation in which migrant issues acquire ever greater importance in Europe. This new situation has also created a major integration issue for the cultural sector. How can we integrate migrant talents into our projects and future policies? How can we unify our efforts to make young migrant musicians, painters, dancers, actors and various other artists an essential part of our cultural activities?

This international seminar will take a comparative and multi-dimensional approach to the issue, with concrete examples from France, Germany and Austria. In addition, meaningful integration policies that Finland should take into consideration in the future will be examined.

The seminar is aimed at directors of cultural centers, cultural producers, coordinators and managers of projects, those responsible for different NGOs and associations active in the field of integration in Finland, volunteers working with immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and everyone interested in art and cultural integration.

The event is free of charge and open to all.

Registrations by March 28th: hamza.amarouche@hel.fi

Organizer: International Cultural Centre Caisa, in collaboration with Institut français de Finlande, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Austrian Embassy in Helsinki and European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC).

Date: 4.4.2017 at Caisa
Time: 9.30am-4pm
Place: Caisa, Mikonkatu 17 C / Vuorikatu 14, Helsinki