This book was initiated by a group of Magnum photographers and journalists who have been covering both the refugee crisis in Europe and the many contexts across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa that gave rise to these migrations. Harnessing the collective energy, skills and resources of its contributors, EUROPA is a collaborative and independent book, the first of its kind. Alia conceived of and edited its written content. It is intended for practical use by migrants and refugees, and as an educational tool to inform, engage, and facilitate community exchange.
The text is meant for a general readership and is written in four languages: Arabic, Farsi, English, and French. It aims to introduce newcomers to the motivations behind the creation of the European Union, how it developed, its current ethos, and the relevant debates that will determine its future.
EUROPA has been produced in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Magnum Photos, Al-liquindoi, and On The Move, with support from Magnum Foundation, the Geneviève McMillan–Reba Stewart Foundation, MDIC, the Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In cooperation with Allianz Cultural Foundation.
Print copies have been distributed for free throughout Europe. Free e-versions or a full PDF can be found on the downloads page.