Fostering inclusion and integration: ALDA at the Buk Festival 2023

Apr 24, 2023

Gender, Inclusion & Human rights

Are you ready for the Buk Festival 2023? 

The Buk Festival of small and medium publishing is an event conceived by Mr. Francesco Zarzana, ALDA vice president, and organised by Progettarte Officina Culturale (ALDA member), with the intention of giving space and a voice to the hundreds of small Italian and other publishers who present their rich cultural offerings every year.

This year’s Buk Festival will be held in Modena (Italy) on May 6 & 7, 2023. 

But Buk is not just an exhibition: with numerous side events, including book presentations, lectures and debates on major themes, creative literary readings, workshops and meetings with authors and prominent figures from the world of culture, Buk is a landmark initiative on the national and international cultural scene.

This year ALDA will participate in the Festival by presenting  two projects to the public: INCLUDATE and SHAPE.

Join the Buk Festival 2023!

On May 6, at 2.30 p.m., there will be a debate on the INCLUDATE project.

ALDA plays an important role in fostering inclusion through its European project opportunities and capacities. ALDA’s Gender, Inclusion, and Human Rights Hub is active in implementing and developing projects that benefit from European funding such as CERV and Erasmus+ programmes, aimed at addressing and promoting issues, such as gender equality, inclusion, and anti-discrimination. 

INCLUDATE (Educating for Inclusion) is a project developed within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme. The project activities directly aim at the inclusion of people with fewer opportunities, especially migrants, who are subject to intersectional marginalisation through a combination of ethnic discrimination and socio-economic deprivation. 

Two speakers will participate in the discussion:

1- Ms. Leila Aoujdad, president of “Femme et diversité”, a French organisation based in Lyon. Ms. Aoujdad works to promote the socio-cultural (as well as labour) integration of women from the Maghreb. Her speech will be translated from French.

2- Ms. Vittorina Maestroni, president of “Associazione Centro Documentazione Donna” in Modena – an institution funded by the Municipality and the region of Emilia Romagna.

On May 7, at 11:30am, the ‘Modena international friends’ initiative will be held.

This initiative aims to gather foreign young people in the city of Modena, promoting a small round table among young people entitled ‘HOME’, intended as a place that welcomes. The event will be held in English.

During this initiative, the SHAPE project will be brought as an example. SHAPE “Sharing Actions for Participation and Empowerment of migrant communities and Local Authorities”, is a 24 months European project funded by the European AMIF programme and of which ALDA, with the participation of WeWorld, is the coordinator. The project aims to promote the participation of people with a migrant background in democratic processes and in the design and implementation of integration policies at local, national and European level. 

So, what are you waiting for? Join the Buk Festival 2023!

ALDA staff looks forward to welcoming you!

Discover more about the Festival’s programme by clicking here.