Tuesday, 22 August 2023

GFMD Thematic Workshop on Culture, Narratives, and Human Mobility

On June 27, 2023, the National Museum of Immigration History welcomed more than 130 representatives from Member States, civil society, the private sector, local authorities, youth, academics, and international organizations for a full-day of discussions on culture, narratives, and human mobility.

The workshop aimed to shed light on the value of promoting constructive discussions on culture, narratives, and perceptions of migration in anticipation of the 14th GFMD Summit.

Aligned with the GFMD Chair's priorities, the workshop explored the intricate relationship between climate change and human mobility, the role of diasporas in cultural and economic development, and strategies for improving public perceptions of migration.

Throughout the day, three panels provided nuanced insights. Discussions ranged from the importance of balanced public discourse and the transformative potential of diasporas to the influence of human mobility on cultural and artistic development.

 As we look forward to the 14th GFMD Summit in January 2024, these discussions will continue to inform and enrich our understanding of migration's cultural dimensions.


You can watch the recording of the panel discussions held within this workshop on the GFMD YouTube channel: GFMD France - Thematic workshop on culture and human mobility (27 June 2023) - YouTube

Related documents are available in the 2022-2023 Chair’s Key Documents.