The project Welcome Notes Europe aims to strengthen the social inclusion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and minor refugees located in the different refugees’ camps in Europe (Germany, Greece, Italy and North-West Balkans and) throughout the unique power of music.
- 164 trainees, trained in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), Greece and Germany;
- 2 new trainers engaged to implement and spread the Welcome Notes Europe;
- 705 minors (out of which 287 migrant and refugee minors located in the Bira and Sedra Transition and Reception Centers – TRCs- in Bihać, BiH).
- 2’052 musicians, music instructors and local NGOs employees (BiH, Greece, Germany and the Netherlands).
In 2018, Musicians without Borders (MWB), also with Alta Mane support, restructured to a full-length program the Welcome Notes Europe Training, starting to transfer it to local young musicians, and enhanced important partnerships with some organizations operating in the field in order to implement and integrate the Curriculum into their different emergency and migratory programs. In 2019, MWB spread the implementation of the Curriculum primarily focusing its interventions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the Una-Sana Canton. More specifically, MWB organized 8 Welcome Notes Trainings in BiH, Greece and Germany training a total of 164 trainees; 1 hip-hop workshop in two “Safe Zones” for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UACS) in the refugee camps of Schisto and Eleonas (Athens) for the benefit of 38 children; 32 music workshops in Bihać (Una-Sana Canton) for the benefit of 705 minors ( 287 refugee children and 418 groups of Bosnian school children); and engaged 2 new trainers to maximize the reach and multiply the impact of the new Training Curriculum. In parallel, with the aim of monitoring the impact of the trainings as well as of leveraging the partnerships developed in 2018, MWB conducted 3 Follow-up and Assessment Visits to El Sistema Greece (Athens), Save the Children North-West Balkans (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Landesmusikakademie NRW (Germany).
Musicians without Borders: Established in 1999, MwB works worldwide using music as a tool to improve living conditions and reconcile populations torn apart by war. MwB collaborates with musicians belonging to civil society organization to respond to local needs. Successful cases are used to standardize and promote methodologies and training courses adapted to the needs of other regions.
Alta Mane supports MWB since 2014.
SOS Children’s Villages Athens – MwB Rap Workshop 2018
Rap Workshops with SOS Children’s Villages Italy (Crotone), “My Life”: