Past, Present and Future of Migrations from the Balkans to the Countries of Central and Western Europe EUROPOLY is a multidisciplinary project that tackles the important issue of migrations from the Balkan region to the countries of Central and Western Europe, starting from the huge influx of economic migrants (so-called Gastarbeiters) in the 1960's, over to refugees and brain drain caused by Yugoslav conflicts of the 1990's, to the most recent refugee crisis. The mission of the project is to investigate and map rich social, cultural and artistic impact this long-drawn-out migratory

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Langer Weg der Gastarbajt /Long journey of guestworkers is a project initiated and produced by several Vienna based organisations, associations and individuals connected through the Platform for Temporary Creation, BLOCKFREI being one of them. The project itself is dedicated to the phenomena of working migration (Gastarbeit), marking the 50th anniversary of signing the contract regulating the administrative conditions of guest working force originating from Yugoslavia and coming to work in Austria. This agreement, signed between these two countries on March the 4th 1966, represents the official beginning of this specific

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The project VIENNA/SERBIA RAW - Our New Neighbours used art practices of documentary photography in the context of one of the most relevant social issues nowadays – asylum seekers problematic – mutual for both Serbia and Austria, in order to enable higher visibility and awareness of their cultures and heritage, but also their everyday problems. Due to lack of activities, which would enrich their isolated lives, this project had the aim to encourage the participants to deal with their past, fears and hopes in a creative way, both among themselves,

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