The Mingle Project takes part in the Intercultural Festival of Nations in Santander

Mingle - M.PointFor a whole month, the Mingle Project will be participating in the Intercultural Festival of Nations in Santander, hosting different activities (exhibitions, talks, workshops, escaping games…) in their own tent: the MINGLE POINT.

With an all-purpose tent in the festival, DOCUMENTA and Cmicad want all the visitors, which last year were around 350.000 people, to get to know the Mingle Project.

At the tent, the Mingle Project will hold different activities: the Mingling Experiences, which aim to develop an exchange and knowledge between locals and TCN (Third-Country Nationals), fostering integration, creating networks and removing barriers and stereotypes. These events are the next phase on the project, following the Spanish courses and the intercultural skills’ workshops. Moreover, these Mingling Experiences want the participants to get involved in the project and take part in the next phase: the Mentoring, which are counseling sessions between locals and TCNs.

On August 13th, the said activities started taking place at the Mingle Point. The opening ceremony was arranged by Intermón Oxfam (Santander), providing a talk about the Café Tierra Madre Mujer project. It was a Mingling Experience organized by DOCUMENTA to get to know and share information about the situation of women all over the world and Intermon’s initiative to help them out.

The Intercultural Festival of Nations, taking up a space of 15.000 m2, is an event where organisations and stands from all over the world get together in order to bring the best of each country to the city. This year, on its XIV edition, the Festival joins the Mingle Project showing, once again, their support for integration.