Deutsche Welle launches ‘Destination Europe’
December 7th, 2011

Deutsche Welle officially launched “Destination Europe” on 1 December. The multimedia project will examine the challenges and opportunities associated with migration and present a realistic picture of life in Europe. The project is being supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and is especially targeted at young people in Africa.

What drives young Africans to search for a new life in Europe? How do they get there? And do their dreams come true? The 15-part “Destination Europe” series goes inside the real lives of African migrants and follows them from the moment they decide to leave their home to their experiences in Europe.

The project includes radio dramas, video portraits, informational charts, picture galleries and social media activities, like an online discussion using Facebook, with experts and those affected. “Destination Europe” is available in English, French and Arabic, with a special in German. The 15-part series was written by an African author and looks at topics like living conditions in a refugee camp, the asylum process and examples of successful integration. The video portraits provide interesting insights into the world of migrant workers. Users should experience their hopes, fears and worries.

(Source: Deutsche Welle)