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Sector: Archive Art and Development Country: Italy Project status: Archive Partner: Musicians for Human Rights

Objectives

To help improve the resilience, general wellbeing and relationship with other residents of approximately 100 refugees and asylum seekers living in SPRAR centres (Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees) by training musicians to lead musical workshops in various parts of Italy.

Beneficiaries

30 professional and amateur musicians.

Activities

The project, authorised by the Central Service of Italy’s Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR), involves training musicians to lead musical workshops with refugees and asylum seekers living in SPRAR centres in various parts of Italy. In 2018, with the support of AMI in partnership with AMG, the training was held in Turin and Bologna and has been led by an expert from Musicians without Borders and a trainer from Musicians for Human Rights. The training is subdivided into three cycles over the course of six months. Between cycles, the 30 trained musicians began to operate in the SPRAR centres, running musical workshops under the supervision of the trainers.

Partner

Musicians for Human Rights: founded in Italy in 2009 by the world-renowned horn player of the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Alessio Allegrini, and a group of musicians and humanists active on four continents, the association organizes music educational activities, guided by Human Rights principles, in schools, refugees centers, prisons and shelter centers.