MELT: Migration in Europe and Local Tradition.


Genoa is an important seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the province of Genoa and of the Liguria region. The city has a population of about 611,000 and its migrant community is composed of different ethnic groups mostly from South America (with 35% people coming from Ecuador, Genoa is the only city in Italy with this high percentage), Africa and Eastern Europe.


The title of the project "Shaker" was the motto that collected all MELT activities in Genoa more…

Suq Festival

Located at the Piazza della Feste in the Porto Antico, the Suq Festival has developed as a well-established platform more…

MELT Partner
City of Genoa – Culture Department – Cultural Policies Office

The Cultural Policies Office is part of the municipality of Genoa and supports the cultural politics of the city's public administration through the realisation of initiatives and events. In addition, it sustains the activities promoted by the Culture Department in order to improve public welfare. The priorities lie in facilitating access to culture for the wider public by promoting festivals and other major events as well as in instigating intercultural dialogue. The city's participation in MELT was initiated by the Cultural Policies Office to create a network between the different ethnic groups in the city, in part involving a collaboration with the "Chance Eventi" association which stages the multi-ethnic Suq Festival.


The MakingMusicians at the Suq Festival in Genoa by Danilo Giuso


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