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The Art of Belonging blog

A new blog relating to the Art of Belonging research project has been launched.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through JPI Urban Europe, this project is led by Professor Jo McIntyre. Jo is a member of both the Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy and the Centre for International Education Research, with one of her areas of expertise being refugee education. 

About the project

Since 2015 cities across Europe have increasingly become destinations for young forced migrants. This project brings together city leaders, artists, and researchers to promote integration and increase social participation in communities affected by migration. Given that participation in the arts can enhance place-making and encourages social belonging, this project will develop, implement, and evaluate arts-programmes for migrants in case-study cities in England and Sweden. It will understand barriers to social integration amongst refugees and host communities, especially relating to gender. This will lead to knowledge translation from this empirical study to develop sustainable solutions to social integration and citizenship.

To find out more about the project, read the first blog post.

Posted on Thursday 4th August 2022

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