Season’s Greetings from UNITED – Highlights of 2018

Seasonal greetings

Dear Colleagues,

Another eventful year for the UNITED network is almost over as the end of 2018 is approaching. Populist and far-right narratives all over Europe are on the rise and 2018 has shown that the work of the European antiracist movement continues to be crucial.


For UNITED, 2018 has been an active year full of activities and campaigns. The year began with our annual European Action Week Against Racism campaign. Under the slogan “Diversity – Never enough”, hundreds of activities were organised all over Europe.


This was followed in May by the conference “Building Shared Space – Best Practices in Integration”, which took place 22-25 May 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. In September 2018, a conference was organised entitled “Modern-day Activism – Listen to the Voice of Migrants” in Lithuania.


The UNITED List of Refugee Deaths received considerable media attention in 2018 again, raising awareness of the ever-increasing fatalities of European migration policies.

Our 9 November International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign of 2018 focused on actively standing up against fascism and far-right hatred with the slogan “Speak up now! Fighting fascism is not radical, it’s necessary.”

We are already preparing for our action-packed 2019 programme! We will soon send out the call for nominations for our spring conference, as well as details of the 2019 European Action Week Against Racism campaign and EP elections campaign.

In the meantime, we would like to wish you all the best for the festive period, and a very happy new year.

Best greetings and stay UNITED!

Highlights 2018

Solidarity prevails in French Constitutional Court’s landmark decision

Rise of violent far-right extremism in Germany poses a threat to “Welcoming culture” – A report on the events in Chemnitz

Anti-immigrant “Stop Soros” package passed by Hungarian government

Increase of violent far-right attacks against the Roma in Ukraine

News from the Network

Human Rights Matter – A report by the FRA outlines growing Antisemitism in at least 12 EU Member States

Success for civil society against hatred and bigotry: Herbert got Kick(l)ed out of the EU’s Anti-Racism group

PICUM launches new manual on regularisations for children, young people and families


News from UNITED

Vitali Sarafov, active UNITED activist tragically passes away

UNITED List of Refugee Deaths destroyed at the Liverpool Biennial

Media Release: UNITED Updated List of 34,361 Refugee Deaths Published in The Guardian

UNITED Budapest Conference Report – Day I & II

UNITED Budapest Conference Report Day III & IV

Hundreds of activities organised by the UNITED network during the European Action Week Against Racism 2018


What’s Next?

EP elections 2019 – help UNITED shape its campaign!