Guidelines for cities on the role of culture in the integration of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers
News, Intercultural Dialogue, Museums as Social Agents, Museum Management, Audience Development | 29.09.2016
The guidelines, prepared by EUROCITIES, highlight the possibilities offered by local cultural policies for the integration of newcomers and all residents of a migrant background, irrespective of their formal status.
Three main ways on how culture supports integration are listed in the guidelines: Empowerment, communication and exchange, and changing perceptions.
Additionally, they provide recommendations to cities on developing a long-term strategy on culture for the integration of migrants, including information about how to include staff members in the process, how to develop cultural programmes and create opportunities for intercultural dialogue and learning through designing new processes in the concerned institutions.