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EUROPA: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees
November 30, 2016
by Magnum Photographers
EUROPA: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees is a book created by a group of Magnum photographers and journalists who have been covering both the refugee crisis in Europe and the many contexts across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa that gave rise to these migrations. This book, published by Al-Liquindoi, is launched in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) as the first project under its special program, the Arab European Creative Platform.

The book harnesses the collective energy, skills and resources of its contributors to create EUROPA, a collaborative and independent book, the first of its kind intended for practical use by migrants and refugees, and as an educational tool to inform, engage, and facilitate community exchange.

Written in four languages - Arabic, Farsi, English, and French – the book offers an introduction to the motivations behind the creation of the European Union, how it developed, its current ethos, and the relevant debates that will determine its future.

Through first-person testimonies, readers are also introduced to many of the different people who make up Europe today — from citizens to residents to immigrants to old and new refugees — who in their own words tell their stories of displacement, war, solidarity, and reconciliation.

In the spirit of a travel guide the book also offers “Practical Information”. This chapter highlights the major destination countries, providing basic information about the different political systems, geography, demographics, traditions, as well as typical foods and drinks, films and books of interest, and a list of institutions and organisations that provide information and service to migrants and refugees.

To view and download the eBook in English, click here

To view and download the eBook in Arabic, click here

To view and download the eBook in Farsi, click here

To view and download the eBook in French, click here

Please note: The eBook is formatted to open in iBooks on iOS for Apple users or in Google Play Books for Android users. You may need to download the associated software.

To view and download a PDF of the book in all four languages, click here

EUROPA has been produced in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) , Magnum Photos, Al-liquindoi, and On The Move, with support from Magnum Foundation, the Genevie`ve McMillan–Reba Stewart Foundation, MDIC, the Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation.

Additional print runs can be ordered by qualifying organizations through Al-Liquindoi - Email Jessica at jessica@al-liquindoi.com for more information

To view or order the pictures in the book, click here to see the thumbnails

To read the official press release, please click here

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