Migrants, Media and Society | International Conference

When: 2012-12-03 23:00 - 2012-12-04 23:00
Where: Goethe-Institut v Praze, Masarykovo nábřeží 32, 110 00 Praha 1
Entry fee: Please register at www.mkc.cz

Two-day International Conference ‘Migrants, Media and Society’ organized by the Multicultural Centre Prague on 4th – 5th December 2012. The Conference is being organized as part of the Media4Me and Media4us projects, which are being executed thanks to the financial support provided by the European Integration Fund, the EU Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme and the US Embassy in Prague.

By organizing the Conference, the Multicultural Centre Prague intends to contribute to the ongoing activities regarding migrants’ integration and development of more positive relationships between the minorities living in the Czech Republic and the Czech society. The Conference takes place at the premises of the Goethe-Institut Prague.

The program of the Conference is divided into two thematic circles which both focus on the media as a tool for supporting the process of migrants’ integration and for promoting social cohesion in multicultural neighbourhoods.

The first day of the Conference will focus on greater inclusion of migrants in the host societies in the Czech Republic, Europe and the USA. We would like to discuss the possibilities for migrants’ inclusion, especially through the use of social media.

The second day of the Conference will focus on social cohesion and intercultural dialogue at the local level and in multicultural neighbourhoods. Social media will be presented as one of a numerous tools for supporting social cohesion and for increasing the quality of life among residents in multicultural neighbourhood. At the same time, social media will be  presented as a tool for improving the overall image of these neighbourhoods. Prague 13 will be presented as the pilot case study in the Czech Republic.
The Conference will be attended by the speakers and project partners from Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, also by the journalists from America New Media and the lecturers from University of New York in Prague.

Please register HERE to the conference.