Open to participants living in the countries of the Council of Europe who represent (inter)national antiracist, antifascist, refugee, human rights and minority rights organizations.
Venue: 26-31 May 2013, in Lithuania
UNITED is the largest pan-European anti-racist network of more than 550 organizations. With its conferences antiracist and human rights activists from all parts of Europe meet and discuss effective ways of combating racism and discrimination. They aim at placing the concept of “identity” at the center of the discussion. A number of questions, including how majority communities perceive minority communities and how minority communities address diversity within their own community, will be addressed. In particular they will focus on discussing the need to build new coalitions which stretch across NGOs working in a particular field based on a common framework of human rights.
The conference is planned for 75 participants (living in the countries of the Council of Europe) who represent (inter)national antiracist, antifascist, refugee, human rights and minority rights organizations. Active grass-roots groups from all over Europe are also invited. Priority will be given to nominations from young delegates (under 30 years old) with a minority background. Preference is given to those organization that actively take part in UNITED campaigns.
More information on specific conference topics, fees and reimbursement can be found here.