The Churches' Response of the Welcoming of the Migrant Other

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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Project
RegionPrague
Title of the ProgrammeCZ07 - Scholarship Programme
Title of the ProjectThe Churches' Response of the Welcoming of the Migrant Other
Project Website

http://web.etf.cuni.cz/ETF-272.html

Number of the ProjectNF-CZ07-ICP-4-334-2016
Project Promoter

Protestant Theological Faculty Charles University in Prague

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

School of Mission and Theology (MHS)

Objective of the Project

The outcomes of the project have been met. Continuing bilateral cooperation between the Czech and Norwegian partners has been institutionalized with the signing of an Erasmus agreement. Three conference presentations were given, which have been submitted or are in the process of being submitted for publication. These presentations also allowed for the presentation of the program, and the program was also presented at conferences and meetings in the Czech Republic, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Bulgaria. A conference was organized in the Czech Republic with participation of both academics (Czech and foreign, from fifteen different countries) and civil society representatives. Norwegian partners participated in this conference and a visit was made to the partner institution, resulting among other things in the preparation of an Erasmus contract, and invitations to cooperate in future grant projects. The overlapping interests of our respective institutions, especially with the transformation of the Norwegian partner institution into part of the VID Specialized University, has opened up many possibilities of future cooperation, which both partners are keen to pursue. In terms of dissemination, the project has carried out a number of important tasks. We have produced a brochure on migration and the churches to be sent to church communities around the country, and have contributed heavily to an online encyclopedia of migration that aims at informing the public on issues connected with migration, including theological questions. Radio broadcasts have also enabled the wider sharing of the themes of the project. These contributions aim at increasing dialogue and social justice, especially given the continued resistance to the presence of migrants in the Czech Republic. Thus, the project has worked at both the academic level and the level of civil society to promote greater integration in Czech society.

Approved grant

616 616,10 CZK / 23 269 €

Project DurationStart date: 01.01.2016, End date: 30.09.2016