We are researching the themes of “Refuge, Culture and Europe” for a book to be published next spring, and to be launched at the occasion of the 2017 Idea Camp: “Moving Communities” (Madrid, from 1 to 3 March).
We firmly believe that cultural practices hold the seeds of a more caring and just Europe. 
We invite you to collect, connect and discuss in this Lab inspiring cultural initiatives and voices from across Europe that explore ways how to live together.
Please share here your links, writings, stories, images and thoughts, and join us in our journey.
We hope that this Lab will become, over time, a 'refuge' for anyone willing to involve in discussion about the future of Europe. 
Rubén (ES), Lore (F), Igor (PL) & Charlie (UK)

A collection of reports by various think tanks on migration and Europe. Extensive list, be warned.


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