Migration to Europe - Can it work for development?

20 May – 27 Jun 2011

The exhibition will introduce a selection of posters made by students of art schools wihin the competition called Migration to Europe - Can it work for development?

The Council for International Relations announced the competition in 2010 and 218 students from Bulgaria, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Macedonia, Poland, Austria, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia and Great Britain took part. 

The student artists attempted to express their views on the subject of migration by means of graphic shorthand independent of their own language. The posters are a record of the situation and time in which they were created and, through humour and overstatement, encourage debate on serious subjects that many have hitherto regarded as taboo. It becomes apparent that different cultures and societies are experiencing this topical and sensitive issue with a similar sense of urgency.


1st place: Alice Briot, Autograf Formations, Paris, France
2nd place: Monika Košťálová, Univezita Tomáš Bati, Zlín, Czech Republic
3rd place: Martin Málek, Univerzita Tomáše Bati Zlín, Czech Republic
4th place: Jana Súkeníková, Univerzita Tomáše Bati Zlín, Czech Republic
5th place: Aude Faure, ESAG Penninghan, Paris, France

The Council for International Relations organised the project within the framework of the international project Decent Work for All! Making Migration Work for Development with the support of the non-governmental organisation SOLIDAR and the Czech Development Agency.

The Council for International Relations has built on the previous successful student art projects European Identity, Balkans Perception of European Identity, and Europe Without Barriers, within the framework of which around 50 exhibitions have to date been held around Europe. This exhibition will also be a travelling one, moving on after DOX to the European Commission building in Brussels.

The competition was held under auspices of Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy.

General sponsor of the project is UniCredit Bank Czech Republic, a.s.