Thomas Dworzak | Europa: The Guide for Refugees

Country of origin: Germany
Project location: Greater Europe
Program: Magnum Foundation Fund
Year: 2016


EUROPA, a collaborative and independent book, instigated by Magnum photographer Thomas Dworzak, is the first of its kind - intended for practical use by migrants and refugees, and as an educational tool to inform, engage, and facilitate community exchange.

Written in four languages, (Arabic, Farsi, English, and French) the book offers an introduction 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.

In the spirit of a travel guide, the book also offers “Practical Information.” This chapter highlights the major destination countries, providing basic information about the different political systems, geography, demographics, traditions, as well as typical foods and drinks, films and books of interest, and a list of institutions and organizations that provide information and service to migrants and refugees.

EUROPA is an independent non-profit project which is not available for purchase. The book has been created specifically for newly arrived migrants and refugees and the people who work with them. A print version of the book is being distributed, for free, to NGOs and people working with migrants and refugees.