You can download the book for free in pdf format here.
In Europe, as in the rest of the world, we are currently experiencing an influx of refugees. Today, according to The UN Refugee Agency 65,3 million people are forced from their homes, and are either internally displaced in their home countries or fleeing to other parts of the world. Many of them are young people who, either accompanied by family or alone, flee to Europe.
The public debate is full of claims about why these people are fleeing and what their opinions about Europe and Denmark are. What is striking, is that the young refugees’ personal stories are absent in the debate. With The Refugees book project, we give 22 young refugees in Denmark an opportunity to tell their stories, thoughts and dreams.
The goal of the The Refugees project is to provide insight into the lives of the people behind the statistics and thus bring new perspectives to the refugee question from these young peoples’ own points of view. The book should also encourage citizens and decision makers to reflect.
The Refugees project is also a reflexive workshop process. The young refugees are paired with volunteer writing mentors, who aid the process of reflection and writing throughout 10 workshops.
The Refugees will be released at a party march 3rd in Ukirke, at Vesterbro in Copenhagen. For more info click her.
he Danish Red Cross Youth are partners in the project and have found our wonderful volunteer writing mentors.
The project is funded by The EU-Commission’s Erasmus+ Program and Spar Nord Fonden.