Martin Roth Initiative, since 2018

Martin Roth Initiative
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Décrivez les principales caractéristiques de la politique/mesure: 

Main aims:
Protecting artists and cultural professionals who are at risk or experiencing persecution and providing them with places of shelter; promoting artistic freedom and freedom of opinion in all countries; campaigning for international solidarity; enabling concrete advisory programmes and projects in Germany; promoting networking between German and international actors

Target groups:
Artists and cultural professionals around the world who advocate for artistic freedom, democracy and human rights in their countries

Expected results:
Ensuring temporary protection in Germany or in other countries for artists and cultural professionals; facilitating professional further training for the fellows via cooperative efforts with the cultural scene and local civil society in the host countries; ensuring that fellows return safely to their home country or that the foundation for their successful integration into the society of the host country has been laid; enabling artists to freely practise their professions in all countries; fellows of the Martin Roth Initiative have become ambassadors for a society that is committed to culture, peaceful, democratic and cosmopolitan in both the host countries and their home countries

Quels sont les résultats atteints jusqu’à présent grâce à la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure ?: 

Since 2018, enabled protective stays for more than 40 artists and cultural professionals from all regions of the world, of which approx. 60% in Germany and approx. 40% in other secure countries; organised networking events to recruit potential host organisations for the implementation of protective stays; conducted research studies on working methods and effects of shelter programmes; published study "Temporary Shelter and Relocation Initiatives - Perspectives of Managers and Participants", available online at

Ressources financières allouées à la politique/mesure en dollars américains: 

EU1 million (2017 and 2018); EU2 million (2019)

Partenaires engagés dans la mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure : 
Nom du partenaireType d'entité
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Secteur public
La mise en œuvre de la politique/mesure a-t-elle été évaluée ?: 
Si oui, quelles sont les principales conclusions/recommandations ?: 

Results of evaluation workshop: fellows feel greater sense of security and successful integration in the host country; fellows have more creative possibilities and have advanced artistically. They rate the cooperation with the host institutions as successful; host institutions appreciate the sustainability-oriented nature of the protective stays and the mutual artistic and professional enrichment

Objectif(s) de la Convention 2005 de l'UNESCO
Domaines culturels