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A young man stands laughing in the foreground looking at the camera. In the background are a group of people all smiling and laughing.

Image by Caroline Gervay

Athens-Paris-London (A-P-L) is a transnational research project, designed to exchange knowledge, and apply and share new methodologies for engaging with refugee communities through creative action. 

This is a collaborative project between Phakama, Queen Mary University of London, the Melissa Network and Open Schools Programme in Athens and the University of London in Paris.


During our research we have been on exchange trips to Athens and Paris, bringing with us members of the youth board, board and Associate Artists to meet with partners and refugees.

The research trips have been opportunities to share Phakama's methodologies and to learn from our partners and refugees about the best ways in which we as an organisation can be of use in the most pressing global challenge of the contemporary moment.