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We would like to invite partners and all who are interested in public engagement in refugee integration to join the knowledge-sharing workshop organized by UNHCR Nordic and Baltic Office

We would like to invite partners and all who are interested in public engagement in refugee integration to join the knowledge-sharing workshop organized by UNHCR Nordic and Baltic Office

Artscape together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for the Nordic and Baltic countries invites all those interested in civil society engagement in refugee and asylum seeker integration and participatory inclusion to join the remote knowledge sharing workshop “Engaging Civil Society in Refugee Integration Processes: Lifting the Participatory Approach from Informing to Empowering”. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 23 February, 16:00 – 18:00 Lithuanian time. Registration is required.

Workshops at the Refugee Day celebration in Vilnius / Algimantas Černiauskas photo.

Aušra Raulušonytė, Coordinator of Development Communications at “Artscape”, will talk about how “Artscape” uses inclusive principles and a participatory approach in its work with vulnerable groups in Lithuania. “Farah Mohammed, Artscape educator, will share her experience on the inclusion of asylum seekers and asylum seekers in society in Lithuania, as well as her activities and work with “Artscape”. Other guests include Kajsa Marsk Rives, President of the Board of En utsträckt hand – Täby and Danderyd (Sweden), Lynn Glasscoe and Dalal Sayed from the Community Refugee Support Programme (Ireland). Organised by Erika Löfgren and Karolis Zibas (UNHCR Representation for the Nordic and Baltic countries).

This seminar is part of the week-long programme of events “The Week of Neighbours”. More than 50 events invite you to come together in discussions, workshops and knowledge-sharing meetings to see what work has been done and is still being done, and what potential exists for building inclusive and open societies in the Nordic and Baltic countries. “The event platform “Neighbours’ Week” is a part of the interreligious network “Neighbours’ World” is an initiative of the Interfaith Network of Neighbours, which aims to bring together migrants, host communities, institutional, political and religious actors, journalists, researchers and activists around the theme of preserving humanity.

Refugee Day celebrations in Vilnius / Photo by Algimantas Černiauskas

A large part of all events are open to everyone. From Monday to Friday, “Neighbours’ Week” will include workshops, seminars and film screenings. The week’s events are organized by various organizations in Europe.

Cover photo: Farah Mohammed at one of the discussions organized by “Artscape” / Photo by Algimantas Černiauskas

February 18, 2022