Safe but not silent
More and more cities around the world are joining ICORN to become safe havens for for persecuted writers and artists. Since 2006, around 200 poets, bloggers, novelists, publishers, visual artists, journalists, playwrights and musicians have found long term, temporary refuge in ICORN cities. Being protected and promoted, they are safe, but not silent.
When ICORN convenes its 9th General Assembly in Malmö 2-4 May 2018, we explore how the exiled writers and artists can continue their work and express themselves, in their new safe cities, and towards the country and regions they were forced to flee. ICORN writers and artists will engage in a diverse programme of concerts, debates, readings, film screenings, performances and speakers’ corner, in an exchange with city representatives, invited guests, observers and the Malmö public.
The 2018 ICORN General Assembly will mark the 70th Anniversary for the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Its article 19 on Freedom of Expression has been formative for ICORN's work from the very beginning. At the assembly, the first external evaluation of ICORN will be presented, and the city delegates will discuss and vote over a new strategic plan for the years 2018-2022.
The annual meetings have proved to be vital meeting places and sources of information and inspiration for further developing our joint efforts for hospitality, solidarity and freedom of expression. The assembly programme will also include discussions on the conditions of freedom of expression, protection and promotion of writers and artists at risk, country reports and a rich cultural programme.
Below follows some practical information and the registration form.
The registration to the General Assembly will open at 10:00 am Wednesday 2 May, lunch is served from 12:00 - 14:00 and the programme starts at 14:00 (2 PM). The programme lasts until Friday 4 May in the afternoon. Associated cultural programmes, literary events, sightseeing options etc. will be offered.
A tentative programme schedule is available in the top of the right side column. The complete programme will be released these coming months.
Registration to the 2018 ICORN General Assembly is open. Please register using the online registration form below.
Registration Deadline is 20 February 2018.
For changes to your registration, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
City coordinator/representative: €520
ICORN writer/artist: €400
Accompanying person: €400 (Accompanying persons will be sharing room with the person they accompany)
Extra nights: appr. €160
Participation fee includes:
- Attendance to all events in the programme
- Two nights accommodation at Malmö Live Hotel (2-4 May)
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Lunch 2-4 May
- Dinner 2 and 3 May
ICORN will not be responsible for any incidental items. The individual guest must settle any incidental additional items incurred on departure.
ACCOMMODATION AND VENUES
We have booked one hotel to accommodate all participants, Malmö Live Hotel.
Assembly events will take place at the Malmö Live Hotel, Malmö City Library and Malmö City Hall.
BOOKING EXTRA NIGHTS
To book extra nights at the hotel, please e-mail Malmö Live Hotel: email@example.com. Please provide the following reference number: GR013441
Invoice will be forwarded by e-mail to the participants upon registration and must be paid prior to the meeting. If you need the invoice by surface mail, please indicate in the registration form.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations before 15 March will be credited half the fee. Cancellations after 1 April will not be credited. Refund claims must be forwarded to ICORN and confirmed payment receipt must be included. If you cannot attend because of illness or the like, you can clarify refund with your insurance company.
Participants will be notified in due time by email of major changes or cancellation.
We look forward to seeing you!
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The nearest international airport is Kastrup, Copenhagen Airport. A train leaves directly from Kastrup to Malmö City station. Travelling time is approximately 15-20 minutes. Border controls of passengers entering Sweden are currently being carried out. This affects all passengers crossing the Öresund Bridge. Travel information can be found here: https://www.oresundstag.se/en/