Iceland Panorama Centre embodies the voice of all the people in Icelandic society who see culture as something that unites, educates and enlightens.
Its premises serve both as an educational centre and office. The facilities can be rent for events and workshops, and are shared with other NGOs. Numerous volunteers regularly work with the team on the projects.
Examples of past activities:
- Participation in Yearly Winter Lights cultural festival in Reykjavik. This opportunity was used to raise the issue of the changing multiethnic Icelandic society and the government's responsibility in this context, by visiting various schools to advocate for human rights education and a multicultural Europe.
- Taking part in conferences on migration, culture and human trafficking in the Nordic Region
- Collaboration with a local TV station and organisation of interviews with relevant individuals
Ideas for the future:
We want now to go out of our usual comfort zone.
- Organisation of seminars and trainings on gender and equality issues both in Kenya and Uganda for potential victims and perpetrators alike. The focus group will be youths, adults, community leaders, village and tribal elders. These people are targeted because they have influence and can make the difference in their communities. The intended outcomes are to assist the communities in tackling these culturally unhealthy practices among the primary targets. It will be an educational experience for those involved in changing attitudes and behaviour, and enhance their positive participation in their society as a whole. It will also be a cultural and educational initiative for the communities involved.
- Organisation of an exhibition together with the Nordic House on Migration and Culture where we can interact with our Nordic neighbours and others outside the region on these very educational topics.