The Role of Culture and the Arts in the Integration of Refugees and Migrants: Member State Questionnaires
In late 2015, a working group comprising of Member State experts was established by
EU Culture Ministers1 to explore how culture and the arts can bring people together in
the context of the refugee crisis. In February 2016, the group commissioned the
EENCA to conduct a literature review and preliminary mapping of relevant practices,
related to the central question: How can culture and the arts help to integrate
refugees and migrants? The preliminary mapping identified 96 initiatives from a range
of European cities including Barcelona, Budapest, Berlin and London.
Ahead of the next meeting of the group in June 2016, members of the group agreed to
complete a voluntary questionnaire identifying relevant initiatives in their respective
countries. Nine Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany,
Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary and Portugal2) have completed the questionnaire
to date. This the results of which are presented in this short summary report. The
purpose of the report is two-fold, the first is to provide a summary overview of the
initiatives identified. The second is to offer recommendations for systematising the
collection of initiatives to inform future analysis.