Gott nytt år!

Vi på Europa Direkt Intercult önskar alla läsare ett gott nytt år och ser fram emot att tillsammans med er följa Europaåret 2015.

Vill du arbeta i Europaparlamentet?

Nu går det att göra ett uttagningsprov för arbete som assistent vid Europaparlamentet. Provet riktar sig till dig som har avslutat en högre utbildning och har minst tre års relevant yrkeserfarenhet, eller som har en gymnasieutbildning och sex års relevant yrkeserfarenhet. Arbetet innebär bland annat att bistå handläggarna vid parlamentsutskottets sekretariat och att förbereda och kontrollera Europaparlamentets officiella dokument. Sista dag att söka provet är den 13 januari.

Alltfler positiva till EU-medlemskapet

En majoritet av svenskarna är för EU-medlemskapet, enligt en ny undersökning av SCB. Undersökningen visar att trots det EU-motstånd som vuxit i Europa på senare tid och Sverigedemokraternas, som är anti-EU, framgångar i svensk politik stödjer det svenska folket EU-medlemskap. Fler svenskar har blivit för än de som är emot eller är osäkra.

Sök till Nordplus-programmen

Nu är ansökan öppen till Nordplus-programmen, som ger möjlighet till utbyten och samarbeten inom Norden och Baltikum. Sista ansökningsdag är den 2 mars 2015.
Nordplus består av fem delprogram och riktar sig till förskolor, skolor, universitet, vuxenutbildningar och andra organisationer inom hela utbildningsområdet. Inom de olika programmen går det att söka projektstöd för allt ifrån utbyten för elever, studerande och lärare, till större nätverksaktiviteter och utvecklingsprojekt.

The future of culture institutions in Europe

On 8 December 250 representatives from the whole Swedish culture sector gathered at Stockholms Kulturhuset City Theatre to discuss the right to culture regardless of identity and background – to broaden the influence within the culture sector. 20 speakers from performing arts, museums, media, etc presented their experiences, best cases and new ideas.

The challenge is well known! The culture sectors in Sweden and Europe does not reflect the diversity in our society. Despite years of discussions, reports and efforts the culture sector is still not able to engage and include people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

If our cultural institutions are to realise their assignment to be open to everyone, then we need to take on this challenge and change and broaden the influence on all aspects of the institutions.

Sweden has a great number of publicly funded culture institutions that work with the assignment to offer culture for all. Culture is a basis for democracy. How can we keep the legitimacy in these investments if we can not deliver the assignment, if everyone is not included and engaged in our practice. This are future challenges for all culture institutions in Europe.

A conference arranged by Intercult, Europa Direkt Intercult, Region Västerbotten and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

BMCP partner PIE presents OMC-report on diversity at The Future of Culture Institutions in Europe

At the latest Intercult conference The Future of Culture Institutions in Europe Sabine Frank presented the OMC-report on diversity.
This report is the outcome of the work undertaken by a group of 25 experts representing EU Member States. The Working Group was launched in December 2012 under the Council Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014, which implements the European Agenda for Culture. The work built upon the results of a previous group, which focused more broadly on how public arts and cultural institutions may improve access and increase participation in culture. The group worked using the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), voluntary cooperation between EU Member States that aims at improving policymaking by exchanging examples of initiatives and lessons learnt. Read the summary here

Read the complete Sabine Frank Keynote speech from the conference:

Sabine Frank Keynote speech 8 Dec 2014

In connection with the groups prospective recommendation for diversity benchmarking in cultural institutions, PIE director, Sabine Frank, was invited to present PIE’s “Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation” project which centres around a benchmarking tool for diversity management in cultural institutions. The project was welcomed and several OMC experts offered to collaborate in its implementation. Read Sabine Frank’s account of the OMC-meeting here

Performing Arts Training Center in Palestine – the teaching has started[eng]Performing Arts Training Center in Palestine – the teaching has started[/eng]

This fall the vocational school for theatre (PARC) started teaching. 40 students from a variety of cities, villages, refugee camps around the West Bank and Jerusalem participate. Intercult’s partnership is prolonged thanks to the Swedish Institute’s program Creative Force.

There is still an opening for international (not only Swedish) trainers for the second phase of the program during spring 2015. Experts in Costume design, Sound design, Scenography design and Stage Management are welcome to get in touch.

There is a possibility to come either between February-April or April-June 2015 for a period of 1-3 months.
PARC provides the trainers with accommodation and per diems.

Residencies in Sweden and other countries
After the first year of training the program for students includes a practical part in other countries. A resident student should be involved in a daily work of the receiving theatre.
Through Intercult´s network in Sweden we managed to get some declarations of intention to invite students for residencies at Regional Theatres for October-November-December 2015. More placements are still needed, either in Sweden or in other countries.

PARC are also working on finding internship places for the students in different theaters, dance companies, venues, and festivals for three months starting from Jan-March 2016.

Please contact Marina Barham at info@alharah.org for more information about the openings and your expression of interest to receive students for residencies in the second part of 2015.

Read more about Al-hara PARC – brochure in english[eng]This fall the vocational school for theatre (PARC) started teaching. 36 students from a variety of cities, villages, refugee camps around the West Bank and Jerusalem participate. Intercult’s partnership is prolonged thanks to the Swedish Institute’s program Creative Force.

There is still an opening for international (not only Swedish) trainers for the second phase of the program during spring 2015. Experts in Costume design, Sound design, Scenography design and Stage Management are welcome to get in touch.

There is a possibility to come either between February-April or April-June 2015 for a period of 1-3 months.
PARC provides the trainers with accommodation and meals.

Residencies in Sweden and other countries are urgently needed for the students to do internship for a period of three months from November 2015–January 2016.

Through Intercult´s network in Sweden we managed to get some declarations of intention to invite students for residencies at Regional Theatres for October-November-December 2015. More placements are still needed, either in Sweden or in other countries.

PARC are also working on finding internship places for the students in different theaters, dance companies, venues, and festivals for three months starting from Jan-March 2016.

Please contact Marina Barham at info@alharah.org for more information about the openings and your expression of interest to receive students for residencies in the second part of 2015.

Read more about Al-hara PARC – brochure in english[/eng]

BMCP partner PIE presents OMC-report on diversity at The Future of Culture Institutions in Europe

At the latest Intercult conference The Future of Culture Institutions in Europe Sabine Frank presented the OMC-report on diversity.
This report is the outcome of the work undertaken by a group of 25 experts representing EU Member States. The Working Group was launched in December 2012 under the Council Work Plan for Culture 2011-2014, which implements the European Agenda for Culture. The work built upon the results of a previous group, which focused more broadly on how public arts and cultural institutions may improve access and increase participation in culture. The group worked using the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), voluntary cooperation between EU Member States that aims at improving policymaking by exchanging examples of initiatives and lessons learnt. Read the summary here

Read the complete Sabine Frank Keynote speech from the conference:

Sabine Frank Keynote speech 8 Dec 2014

In connection with the groups prospective recommendation for diversity benchmarking in cultural institutions, PIE director, Sabine Frank, was invited to present PIE’s “Brokering Migrants’ Cultural Participation” project which centres around a benchmarking tool for diversity management in cultural institutions. The project was welcomed and several OMC experts offered to collaborate in its implementation. Read Sabine Frank’s account of the OMC-meeting here

3 Learning Partnerships 2014

The BMCP project is about new tools and action. In Sweden, professionals from 13 culture institutions (theatre, opera, museums, concert halls, libraries) participated in 3 two day seminars, so called learning partnerships, taking place in Skellefteå, Stockholm and finally Umeå in connection to the annual Human Rights convent MR-dagarna. The themes were recruitment, migration knowledge, human rights and culture.

18-19th of September in Skellefteå
We were introduced to a method of competence-based and non-discriminative recruitment developed by the organisation Interfem. We discussed obstacles (closed networks, lack of job opportunities/competition, languages, validation of diplomas etc) coaching, career opportunities etc. Representative from the Employment agency participated in the full program and did also a presentation of their own to the CIs

Stockholm at Intercult premises the 16-17th of October
The content of the LPs was to raise the CI´s knowledge about migration and migrants/people with migrant background and to share experience in the group. We had to experts attending; researcher Hassan Sharif and Democracy-agent Barakat Ghebrehawariat knowledge about migration and migrants/people with migrant background and to share experience in the group. We had to experts attending; researcher Hassan Sharif and Democracy-agent Barakat Ghebrehawariat.

Human Rights-convent, MR-Dagarna, in Umeå the 13-15 th of November
The content of the LPs was to learn more about human rights and culture and discuss right based issues within our field and with the participating CI´s. The LP consisted of a series of seminars, where experts shared knowledge, examples, discussed current situation and debated.