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8. Creativity and Culture

8.9 Enhancing social inclusion through culture

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  1. Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities
  2. Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

Fostering equality and young people involvement through cultural activities

 

 

Combating discrimination and poverty through cultural activities

Bérénice: culture unites cultures

Bérénice is an Interreg project funded by the European Union and the German-speaking Community and its aim is to oppose discrimination of any sort and promote social inclusion.

Bérénice brings together project partners from the social and cultural area who are convinced that culture and particularly performing arts play a decisive role in social inclusion and the integration of refugees. The bundling within the Bérénice network enables common approaches to be created at the Greater Region level.

This is done first of all based on an exchange of experiences and knowledge in colloquia and meetings in the Greater Region. Then the actors receptive to the project are identified (for the DG for example the Red Cross, the Youth Office etc.). The project partner on site (Chudoscnik Sunergia) gives regular updates to them on the cultural events, sets up a project group and thus activates further establishments. The cultural events with the Bérénice label are extended by a corresponding framework programme (e.g. exchange, workshop etc.).

The aims of Bérénice are thus not restricted to the project partners: the point is to extend the network of performance venues and social facilities of the Greater Region by as many as possible.