Cultural institutions are part of the receiving society, which has to live up to the challenge of managing cultural diversity and ensuring intercultural integration. Central to these tasks is the enhancement of the intercultural capacity of public cultural institutions by diversifying their staff and governance bodies.
Therefore, the purpose of the project coordinated by Interarts is to support cultural institutions to become brokers and mediators of the relationships in current societies marked by diversity; to open themselves to the newcomers to society. Migrants’ cultural participation is thereby conceptualize as participation of recipients of cultural productions, as participation of cultural producers and as participation of cultural actors themselves.
To this aim, the project foresees the following activities:
- The development of the benchmarking tool in order to manage the sector’s needs on how to promote integration at different levels;
- A pilot research with 10-15 cultural institutions each in 5 EU countries in order to analyse the management of cultural diversity within these institutions as well as to identify obstacles and needs for the intercultural integration;
- The implementation of Learning Partnerships (LPs) in order to equip the sector and other key operators on how to promote integration. Learning Partnerships (LPs) will be developed between different cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations rooted in migrant self-organisation; employment agencies and schools.
- Learning Partnership’s outcomes will be disseminated through European networks, participation at thematically relevant conferences and organisation of the public conference in Barcelona.
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