Following the murder of a man with supposedly German-Cuban heritage committed by two refugees, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists rallied and protested violently in the East-German town of Chemnitz against migration and refugees.
UNITED Press Release 17-03-2017: From 18-26 March, hundreds of activities will take place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and UNITED societies.
Every year, UNITED coordinates a weeklong Europe-wide campaign around 21 March to protest against all forms of racism and discrimination, and celebrate the diversity that enriches European societies. European Action Week Against Racism 2017 will take place from 18-26 March, with the slogan “Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED!”
UNITED’s Balint Josa and Geert Ates presented UNITED campaigns and discussed future collaboration with the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR) at the ECCAR General Assembly in Rotterdam.
Boshko Stankovski is a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, and a co-founder of the Macedonian NGO Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID). Ahead of our upcoming conference in Ohrid, Macedonia, where he is scheduled to present and lead a workshop, UNITED caught up with him to talk about his engagement with the topic, and the current challenges for intercultural work in Macedonia.
UNITED announces the 2016 edition of our annual 9 November International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign. This year’s campaign will focus on the topic of the “Human Rights Superheroes” who show us that we don’t have to hate.
Let’s integrate! is a new Berlin-based project that provides an online platform that allows refugees and locals to meet and get to know one another. UNITED caught up with co-founder Lasse Landt to talk about how the project got started, how it works and what the team’s plans are for the future.
Report from days I and II of the “Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe” UNITED network conference near Torino.
Mauro Striano of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) looks at the issue of homelessness facing asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.
What is the scope for circumventing the national and EU deadlock over migration, and what role can cities, together with solidarity movements, play in overcoming this crisis? By Manuela Zechner and Bue Rübner Hansen