European Parliament paper on cultural work with refugees now published online
News, EU Culture Policy, European funding for museums, Museums as Social Agents, Sharing, Advocacy, Intercultural Dialogue | 21.11.2017

Research of cultural work with refugees in Europe results in recommendations towards the next EU Programme Generation. The paper analyses the EU’s current programmes 2014-2020 that support cultural work with refugees in Europe and provides case studies of EU-funded projects in this field. It offers feedback from these projects, recommendations on the future programme generation, and suggests actions for the CULT Committee and its Members in order to inform and influence the future EU programme generation beyond 2020.

The research was conducted by Rosanna Lewis and Polly Martin, as well as Michaela Franke and Lyna Pärt on behalf of the Committee for Education and Culture of the European Parliament (CULT Committee).

EU funding for cultural work with refugees: towards the next programme generation provides an overview of current EU funding programmes in the field (of the DG Education and Culture and DG Migration and Home Affairs), along with case studies and an analysis of projects carried out through these schemes.

The research concludes with recommendations as well as specific actions to the CULT Committee and MEPs for the development of the next EU programme generation.

In the recommendations the access to funding (structural barriers, larger amounts, better communication to target groups), a better programme methodology (also regarding impact and evaluation) and a sub-granting scheme (more tailored programmes) are named as key points for an improved inclusion of refugees in Europe.

The results of this research were presented to the CULT Committee on 9 November 2017 and sparked a lively discussion.