Refugee Movements in
Europe and Beyond
As part of WIENWOCHE 2013 with the overall theme of “demokrazija-ja-ja” Re-emphasis aims at documenting and presenting the activities and claims of international refugee movements and at further contributing to a transnational network of EUropean refugee movements with the goal of a common campaign within the framework of the elections to the European Parliament.
Refugee movements in many EU Member States protest against continuous and systematic violations of their rights. The importance of these movements goes far beyond the situation of asylum seekers and sans papiers as these protest show the problematic of nationally organized democracies and a supranational regime re-enforcing restrictions of access, living and working conditions for non-EU citizens.
While post-national in their aims, in their concrete work, refugee movements remain to a high degree limited to national borders as politics and administrations of the Member States are their first addressee and as their possibilities of transnational mobility within the EU are severely limited.
Still, transnational networking activities form an important part of these movements – not least with regard to the upcoming elections to the European Parliament in 2014.
The project aims to contribute to these activities Thereby, it will concentrate on (1) sharing of experiences and (2) the development of common strategies through the media of posters as a form to reach a wider public and occupy public space; and a social forum meant to exchange knowledge and ideas of refugee-activists and to include and inform broader parts of the Austrian public.
Other Poster initiatives
Families and friends against deportation / Austria
Independent information for refugees and migrants coming to Europe
We are refugees on the streets in Amsterdam
10 films about asylum seekers in Netherlands
Info support from activists on Lesvos island in Greece
Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Germany
Infomationen über Flüchtlingspolitik und das Abschiebelager in Hesepe
Refugee action in Linz
Nie wieder "Sonderanstalten" Saualm Kärnten
The Refugee Tribunal
Global Detention Project
Related Projects in WIENWOCHE 2013