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BRIDGES NOT BORDERS PROJECT [MP]

© Anna Kirsch
© Anna Kirsch

Making up an integral part of this year’s Last Summer Dance festival, the project “Bridges Not Borders” aims to assemble people in need of international protection, European and Luxembourgish citizens, as well as everyone who falls in between these rigid categories. In this context, a number of activities have been developed for, with, and by migrants and refugees, including the preparation of Syrian dishes; music and dance acts;

Hände, © Stadt Halle 2016
Hände, © Stadt Halle 2016

a presentation on Syrian culture; and the exhibition of traditional dresses from all around the world.

Among the highlights of this project are the performance “Nobody Told Me…”, featured in collaboration with Philharmonie and Ecouter pour Mieux S’Entendre (EME) (August 27 at 16h), and a Round Table on the subject of Integration, gathering some of the most important organisations active in the field of the reception and integration of migrants in Luxembourg (August 27 at 17h). – Join us on August 27 and 28, to build bridges, not borders!

 

ROUND TABLE INTEGRATION – BRIDGES NOT BORDERS [MP]

No Walls No Borders, © Yasmine Goldmine
No Walls No Borders, © Yasmine Goldmine

What / Who are we talking about when we talk about Integration? How do we define what Integration means? Is it one- or two-sided, a process or a desired end-state? Who integrates into what, and how can we work together to build bridges, not borders or obstacles to lived inlcusion?

These questions and many more will be discussed in a round table on the topic of “Integration / Inclusion”, taking place on August 27 between 17h and 19h in the context of the Last Summer Dance festival 2016. Gathering migrants and asylum seekers living in Luxembourg, as well as some of the most important organisations and private individuals active in the field of the reception and integration of migrants in Luxembourg, this round table aims to give a short introduction into current migratory movements to, and the situation of migrants and asylum seekers in Luxembourg. Our goal will be to think about what we can do to foster a two-sided integration/inclusion, i.e. a situation where we can live together in a respectful manner.

Migration, © Anna Kirsch
Migration, © Anna Kirsch

Participants include representatives of ASTI (Sergio Ferreira); Croix-Rouge and Project HARIKO (Marianne Donven); CLAE (Antonio Montserrat); European Migration Network (Noémie Marcus); Association Narin (Michel Scholer); as well as private persons (Geneviève Jadoul, Nedzad Kuc and others), migrants and asylum seekers. Join us on August 27 to build bridges, not borders!

 

TTIP CONCERNS ME AS WELL [MP]

© Anna Kirsch
© Anna Kirsch

Over the last months, reports about the free trade agreement TTIP have been a constant feature in the media. But what exactly is TTIP? Why do we conclude bi- or multilateral trade agreements anyway? What advantages does this bear for politicians and multinational companies? Why are some people “pro” TTIP, while others are “against” the agreement? These and other questions regarding the planned Free trade Agreement between Europe and the USA will be discussed in this round, with the aim to give the opportunity to its participants to form their own, well-informed opinion.