Cultural expression and the safeguard of cultural identity

The safeguard and valorization of migrants and refugees’ cultural identity represents the central value and core mission of the Foundation Orient-Occident: by safeguarding the cultural identity of migrants across generations, both new as well as old ones, we contemporarily safeguard their persona in its entirety and we furthermore facilitate their integration. The work of cultural valorization contributes to the strengthening of social ties, to the preservation of community cohesion and to the perpetuation, amongst generations of migrants, of a feeling of belonging to their original country. This is the philosophy that the Fondation Orient-Occident seeks to materialize through the organization of music, dance, artistic and culinary events, talks, workshops and exhibitions.

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