DOCUMENTA participates in the AMIF (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) call of the European Commission as a partner in two proposals that seek the integration of TCNs (Third Country Nationals) in the host community through culture.
On the one hand, the CULTURIN project, whose main objective is to design and implement integration initiatives and practices that facilitate the inclusion of migrants in host communities through mentoring systems, fostering inclusive environments that promote interculturality. This proposal seeks to develop the capacity of local authorities, civil society and other relevant actors to improve integration through training activities based on mutual learning and knowledge of intercultural solidarity. The CULTURIN project has partners from 9 European countries, DOCUMENTA being the only Spanish partner to participate.
The other proposal presented is 2MINGLE, based on the successful MINGLE project, developed during 2018-2020, and in which the Santander City Council and DOCUMENTA participated actively and in collaboration. The objective of the Mingle project was to facilitate Active Citizenship and the integration of Third Country Nationals through collaboration and networking with different social agents in the host community, generating Social and Human Capital. For this, different interventions were designed, such as training in languages, social, civic and intercultural skills, or Mingle experiences, activities that sought exchange and knowledge between locals and TCNs, favoring integration, networking and the elimination of barriers and stereotypes. In the case of Spain, it gave rise to the Mingle Point, a tent installed at the Santander Nations Fair in which various experiences were developed between TCNs and locals (exhibitions, talks, escape games, batucada, workshops, etc.) . The Mingle project ended with 100 mentoring sessions for TCNs and, despite their success, they were very short-lived. For this reason, the new 2MINGLE proposal has Mentoring at the heart of the project, giving it the necessary value and importance to once again achieve successful participation and integration.
In the coming months, the results of the proposals approved in the AMIF call will be known.