You are welcome

You are welcome Budapest
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Date(s) - 25/05/2018
All day

Budapest, Hungary

Project type

Selected participants

YOU ARE WELCOME arose from identification of the dangers of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination arising in Europe, and brings together 10 countries and 13 partners committed to support migrant and refugee integration, community development and promoting evidence–based policy making in the area of migration. The aim of WELCOME is to deconstruct the process of migrants’ stigmatization, help communities involved overcome stereotypes and develop counter narratives for more accurate perceptions of migrants and refugees stemming in participating countries, especially in the UK, Central Europe and countries along the Balkan-route.

We sent whole bus of the students from Medzilaborce, town of Slovakia to Budapest.


17:00 – 18:00
Opening of the event, Welcome Speeches, video short about the Budapest local workshop

18:00 – 18:40
Kardos Dani Concert

18:40 – 19:00
Coffee Break

19:00 – 20:00
Physical theatre performance – “I’m Angelina Jolie” (for Ensamble Can) – What happens when you become a  refugee? You walk.True, in order to save your life—for example, as militants assault your village—you might first speed away by whatever conveyance possible. In  the family car. Or in your neighbor’s fruit truck. Aboard a stolen bus. Inside a cart pulled behind a tractor. But eventually: a border. And it is here that you must walk. Why? Because men in uniforms will demand to see your papers. What, no papers? (Did you leave them behind? Did you grab your child’s hand instead? It doesn’t matter. Get out of your vehicle. Stand over t here. Wait. Now, papers or no papers, your life as a refugee genuinely starts: on foot, in the attitude of powerlessness.a physical theater that wishes to light not them but us. we wish to talk about the society that we live in. the way we treat the ‘other’ who seeks an asylum with in us but we see him as a threat. on stage you won’t hear them- you will hear us. And Angelina Jolie.

Watch the trailer:

20:30 – 22:00
Movie screening – “Az állampolgár” – The citizen
Award-winning Hungarian director Roland Vranik’s third feature film considers the many nuances of integration through the means of an unorthodox love story The Citizen follows Wilson, who, after losing his entire family to the horrors of war and making the perilous journey to Europe as a political refugee, settles for a sedate life as a security guard in a Budapest shopping center. However, Wilson is driven by a quest: to become a model Hungarian citizen and to do so at any cost.

With a script co-written by the acclaimed writer and fellow Hungarian Iván Szabo, The Citizen poignantly dwells on some of the most complex issues of modern society. With Spartan use of technology, a naturalistic and pared-down mise-en-scene and by employing mostly unprofessional actors, director Roland Vranik emphasizes the complexity of human emotion and lets the universal vulnerability of the heart mirror the equally universal vulnerability of humanity.


Participation in the project

If you would like to apply for project, please answer the following questions:

1. Question:  What is your motivation to participate in the project?
2. Question:  How do you think you will use the knowledge and skills which you gain at this project in your future life?

Prihlasovanie na tento projekt bolo uzatvorené. Momentálne prebieha výber účastníkov.