As the world is encountering the most profound and intense refugee crisis, migration is more than ever an important issue, which is why the two clusters in Argentina chose to explore the question of culture as a tool for integration. In this context, migration and refugees in the world was the topic of the 2017 edition of the International Festival of Literature (FILiC) organised by EUNIC Cordoba. Through workshops, film projections, book fairs and debates, the festival workshops, movie projections, book fairs, debates and conversations with authors and professionals of the field will be opened and provided to public; the communication campaign seemed to have been a tremendous success on the social media.
In addition to displaying the literary tradition of Cordoba at local, national and international levels, the project’s aim was also to connect many local and international partners (from education, research and creative industries), proving that cooperation was at the core of the festival.
EUNIC Cordoba has been organising FILiC since 2010 in order to exchange and broaden horizons thanks to literature and written arts. Through workshops, film projections, book fairs, debates and conversations with authors and professionals of the field, the festival aims at opening wider intercultural dialogues between writers and artists from Argentina and other parts of the world, covering different genres and languages, and presenting Cordoba as an open window to the world.
Every year, the festival has a thematic focus and this year’s edition of FILiC was devoted to “Migration and Refugees in the world”. In 2017, year the festival not only presented the literary tradition of Cordoba at local, national and international levels as it has done so far, but it has also taken place in local hospitals, prisons, schools and in the city streets.
Culture Secretary of the Local Authority of Cordoba, the Royal Embassy of Norway in Argentina, the National University of
Cordoba, the Program “Learning in Prison” of the Philosophy and Humanities, College of the University of Cordoba.