Berlin joins the International Cities of Refuge Network, 2018

Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Artists-in-Berlin Programme
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Protecting artists and cultural professionals who are at risk or experiencing persecution and providing them with places of shelter; promoting artistic freedom and freedom of opinion in all countries; campaigning for international solidarity; enabling concrete advisory programmes and projects in Germany; promoting networking between German and international actors

Target groups:
Artists and cultural professionals from the realms of literature, visual arts, film, performing arts and music who are professionally or personally at risk in their countries of origin

Expected results:
Boosting the public perception of the fellows in Berlin and effectively building their connections

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Fellowship awarded and housing provided to one ICORN fellow in 2019; fellow established a good network in Berlin, performed for a large audience on World Poetry Day, 20 March, and gave two lectures at Freie Universitat Berlin; trilingual publication released

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

EU50,000 (2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)