SDA supported the interactive AR exhibition "Identity” organized by UNHCR in Sofia to mark the world refugee day. “We are glad to be able to join and express our commitment to local integration of refugees”, declared Yordanka Fandakova, Sofia Mayor, in her address at the exhibition opening on June 20, 2019. She also mentioned the own projects of Sofia aiming at better integration policies, especially focusing on INTEGRA.
The exhibition “Identity” presents the faces of the people called ‘refugees’ in Bulgaria. Not with their id card, not with the definitions of others about them, but with their personality, with who they are, with their dreams and ambitions, with what makes them individuals. The audience can hear the stories of people from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Mali, told by themselves through image and video.
On 18th June 2019 at Kazamat Gallery, Centre for Peace, nonviolence and human rights Osijek, in cooperation with the Croatian Red Cross Osijek and Udruga Breza, hosted INTEGRA day as a part of an exhibition "Create the Change" that marked World Refugee Day.
The exhibition presented „Balkan trails“ - works of award-winning Slovenian authors Ciril Jazbec, Matic Zorman, Boštjan Pucelj and Matej Povše. The photographs were taken during the time of migrant and refugee flow that happened in 2015 and they present the individual experience and the current state of each of the authors. In the framework of the exhibition was also presented the series of photos called „Children on the Balkan route“ that have been made at the time of the refugee crisis in Hungary, Serbia and Croatia by Marko Mrkonjić.
As a part of the exhibition Centre for Peace presented photographs that were made as a part of Photovoice activity of INTEGRA project and visuals through which you can learn about Arabic culture, find interesting recipes from the Arabic cuisine, learn about famous immigrants, etc. Centre for Peace also introduced their digital creative tool - a comic book that presents similarities and differences between Croatian and Persian language.
At the end of the exhibition, Centre for Peace presented the results of Home Away From Home project that consists of learning modules as well as of research and online platforms which could be seen on an infographic.