FAQs

When is Refugee Week?

Refugee Week takes place every year from the Monday to Sunday of the week around World Refugee Day on 20 June.

How can I get involved in Refugee Week?

There are many ways you can get involved in Refugee Week. You can organise an event, volunteer, donate money or help to promote Refugee Week in your local area. For more information see Get Involved.

How do I know what’s going on in my area?

You can visit your regional homepage via the In Your Area page, where you will find events and regional contact details for your area. Alternatively you can visit the Events page for the latest events in your town or city.

How can I get hold of Refugee Week merchandise?

We produce free posters and postcards every Refugee Week, which you can order here. You can also buy merchandise balloons, badges, t-shirts and banners visit our online shop.

Do I need to ask before organising a Refugee Week event?

No. Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, which means anyone can organise an event and call it Refugee Week. The only requirements are that the event happens during the week, and that it celebrates refugee contributions to the UK and/ or promotes better understanding of refugee experiences.

Can you help me organise my event?

We offer the following resources and support for event organisers:

Free posters and postcards, downloadable banners and stickers for your event – click here to browse

Advice and Ideas for Organising Events, including the Refugee Week toolkit, which has useful tips on organising and publicising your event

T-shirts, badges, balloons, banners and other Refugee Week merchandise – available to buy from our online shop

Links to free resources including facts and figures about refugees and the history of refugee contributions, as well as classroom resources for schools and young people

Wherever possible, we help venues/ organisations looking for speakers or artists, and vice versa. Contact your regional coordinator or email Refugee Week UK Coordinator Emily Churchill Zaraa: emily@counterpointsarts.org.uk.

How can I publicise my event?

Once you have a date and venue for your event, you can upload it to our website here. This means anyone looking for a Refugee Week event in your area can find it.

When you’re Tweeting about your event, tag @RefugeeWeek so we can share with our followers.

Have a look at our Refugee Week toolkit for tips on publicising your event, including media and social media advice.

How can I fund my Refugee Week event?

For ideas and information about fundraising for your event, see the Refugee Week Toolkit. Unfortunately Refugee Week does not fund events.

Can I use your logo?

Of course! You can download it here

Where can I find up-to-date facts and figures about refugees and asylum seekers?

See our list of resources on asylum/ refugee facts and figures and refugee contributions here

I want to organise an activity with young people in my school or community, can you help?

See our Advice and Ideas for Organising Events section for ideas and useful links for teachers and those working with young people. We have also gathered a collection of free educational resources here, including classroom resources.

How can I evaluate my event?

It is really important to evaluate your event as this helps us to monitor the types of events that are taking place around the UK, the main audience attending and the quality of the event. We can also use this information to promote good practice and share good ideas with other event organisers. Visit the Evaluate your Event page for more information on evaluating your event