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12 refugee integration projects to receive Creative Europe funding

  • 11 months 2 weeks ago
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The awarded projects will receive grants worth a total of €2.35 million and involve 62 organisations from 20 countries.

The projects have been granted funding after answering April's special Creative Europe call for cultural projects supporting the integration of refugees.

The call attracted 274 applications - over 3 times as many as expected. The initial budget had been €1.6 million but was increased due to the exceptional response received. This extra funding will support the 12 best projects selected from a very competitive pool of applicants.

Italy and Sweden are the best-represented countries with 17 and 9 organisations respectively. Common threads across the 12 successful projects were focuses on storytelling, training and workshops for participants and the digital arts.

Where did the applications come from?

1124 organisations from 38 countries took part in applications. The best-represented countries among applicants were:

  • Italy (204)
  • Greece (102)
  • Germany (90)

Approximately 50 organisations from each of Spain, the United Kingdom, Turkey, France, Sweden, Belgium and Slovenia took part in applications.

What happens now?

The projects will each receive just under €200,000 on average. With the award of the grant, work will begin right away and run until 2018.