Migrationlab, Partner of Peace through Culture, a citizens' dialogue
by European Cultural Foundation
Peace Palace, The Hague // May 10, 2017
The conference took place within the framework of the European Cultural Foundation Princess Margriet Award for Culture on 9 May (Europe Day). The aim of the citizens’ dialogue was to catalyse citizens' initiatives by providing a platform for co-working in order to gain new insights into how to build more cohesive communities. It engaged an international and intergenerational audience from local cultural practitioners, students and young people of diverse backgrounds to high level policy-makers and entrepreneurs.
This project consisted of 3 phases run over a span of 8 months in The Hague, in which Migrationlab contributed as it follows:
- Organised and facilitated a Co-Design Workshop and Welcome to the Living Room experience for 50 young people of The Hague University of Applied Sciences and the Migrationlab Network in preparation for the conference - April 26, 2018.
- Our founder and director Laura M. Pana facilitated the "Inclusiveness Roundtable" during the conference - May 10, 2018.
- Organised and facilitated a Diverse City Co-design Workshop at Lake Theatre, The Hague - a follow up event of the conference, which focused on identifying concrete proposals and action plans to make our professional surroundings better reflect the diversity which is a given in our public space. The report can be found here - October 12, 2018.
The Peace through Culture, a citizen's dialogue was initiated by European Cultural Foundation and organized in collaboration with Carnegie Foundation (Peace Palace), the European Commission Representation in the Netherlands, the Municipality of the Hague, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Migrationlab.
A more in-deepth report about the conference is available here.
Photos by Xander Remkes