Migration is everywhere; media, politicians and citizens can’t ignore the topic. But how can we turn the current conversation on migration around to something beyond the present reality, in an imaginative, surprising and constructive way? We, Partos and OneWorld, are curious how you see migration in the (nearby) future. We invite you to share your ideas, visions, fantasies or solutions in a creative way and bring the migration debate to a higher level. Would you like to work together to put equality, diversity and inclusion back on the public & policy agenda and counter populist narratives? Please let us know!
Share your vision: all is welcome!
Can we imagine a world without nationalities? Could we view migration as a crucial way of exchanging knowledge? Will free movement of people prevent wars? How can we integrate migration into everyone’s daily reality? What if we consider everyone a (potential) migrant? How can we make all migrants equal? Migration is often presented as something abnormal and as a constant crisis. This has led to disproportionate negative attention towards migration and migrants by politicians and media outlets. Migrants are often kept out of the debate. Meanwhile, no new ideas are offered. As a result of this, OneWorld and Partos agreed that a more sustained conversation about this topic should be established in the Netherlands.
That is why we are calling on development workers, changemakers, journalists, novelists, poets, rappers, dancers, actors, (video) artists, scientists, designers, experts and everyday citizens to send in their creative ideas before March 1st. Through essays, analysis, think pieces, theatre, spoken word, art, poetry, performance, video and other visuals. You don’t have to present a solution, we need new insights!
Inspired and want to submit your idea?
Send all your amazing, daring, utopic, realistic or provoking thoughts and creations to thefutureofmigration@ and visit the oneworld.nlwebsite to learn more on dates, terms & conditions. The call ends March 1st. The most significant submissions will be showcased and published on the OneWorld platform. The new insights and ideas will also be part of different meetings and a live event hosted by Partos and OneWorld to start conversations for new solutions for thinkers, changemakers and workers in the field of migration.
Next step: moving forward to 'reframing' migration narratives
After the call ends (March 1st), we will prepare the next phase of this conversation and joint learning. Therefore, we want to form a diverse group with an interest in this topic and who can help move ideas and challenges into connection, innovation, proposition and action. So, do you feel like working with us on this topic? Do you have experience or insights that you would like to share? Would you like to work together to put diversity and inclusion back on the public & policy agenda and counter populist narratives? Please let us know!
Sera Koolmees (communication) sera@ partos.nl
Ingrid Coenen (lobby & advocacy) ingrid@ partos.nl
Annewies Kuipers (innovation) annewies@ partos.nl