On the occasion of the Austrian EU-Presidency the Europe for Citizens Point Austria has published a brochure: “Remember, engage, take part!! 18 impressive projects illustrate the engagement of citizens towards challenges for society. One project in particular touches the issue of refugees. Under the lead of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History in cooperation with the Vienna Museum the project members reached out to develop more awareness that being a refugee is deeply rooted in the European heritage and a new narrative would be needed to speak about asylum seeking, being on the run, migration and integration. The project “Being a refugee: a European narrative” was completed in 2018 but we do hope the products and insights will have a sustainable effect.


February 5, 2019