Social Innovation: Taste The World @Tønder Festival
Filing for asylum can be a long and grueling process. With no chance to get a work permit, refugees are often stuck in refugee centers with nothing to do. Danish Tønder Festival invites refugees from the local asylum centers to their festival. Together, they organise the food stall “Taste the World” with dishes from their home countries – giving them an interesting activity, a way to connect to the locals, and more. Read the whole story below.
This story is part of the EU-funded project FUSION – Festivals as Social Innovation Incubators. In FUSION, experts on festivals and youth work have joined forces to create a tailored suite of resources, so that festivals can realize their potential as platforms for social innovation. These include a good-practice guide with social innovation projects at European festivals, a how-to toolbox for developing projects specifically for festivals, and alliances between festivals and social innovation organizations. FUSION will enable young people/organizations to use festivals as a steppingstone to implement their own ideas, products and technologies for the benefit of society.