Cultural Integration Initiative (Initiative Kulturelle Integration), since 2016

Where
Germany
When
2020
Who
German Culture Council (Deutscher Kulturrat)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Facilitating culturally diverse community life; using the positive role of art and culture in the development of an immigration-rich society
Promoting respectful coexistence and equal rights in an increasingly heterogeneous society

Target groups:
General public; cultural actors; political decision-makers; cultural institutions; associations; trade unions; foundations; civil society; professional artists; focus on refugees

Expected results:
Spotlighting ways in which cohesion can succeed in a diverse society and art and culture can contribute to integration; pooling and disseminating information about stakeholders, funding options and events; strengthening the competence, democratic participation, equality of opportunity and protection from discrimination of people with a personal or family background of migration and/or displacement

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

Fifteen theses on cultural integration and cohesion presented to the Federal Government in 2017; gala event held with the German Institute for Human Rights (Deutsches Institut fur Menschenrechte) and first forum convened to launch the National Action Plan on Integration (Nationaler Aktionsplan Integration); joint campaign conducted with McDonalds (#mehralseinhashtag - "more than a hashtag"); internet portal set up and newsletter sent out regularly

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media: EU1.5 million between 2018 and 2020

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
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