The independence vote on 1 October, 2017 in Catalonia was characterized by excessive political violence against voters in numerous towns of the region. “In 2017, UNITED has been focusing on the phenomenon of youth radicalization and the prevention of violent extremism in Europe. Based on the processes that were identified during our conferences and study […]
The UNITED Secretariat deems the attack in Charlottesville as an act of terrorism and stands by the counter-protesters, reiterating that responding to societal tensions in a hateful and violent manner is not an acceptable form of expression of opinion.
Fatal Policies of Fortress Europe: >33.305 documented refugee deaths since 1993. TIME FOR CHANGE!
To mark International Refugee Day, UNITED is publishing an updated edition of its List of Deaths and of its interactive map.
Joint statement from UNITED, Minority Rights Group Europe, European Roma Rights Centre, and Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention on the Hungarian government’s new NGO law.
UNITED Press Release 07-04-2017: From 7-12 April, around 80 NGO representatives from all over Europe are meeting at a venue near Prague, CZ to discuss the issue of radicalisation and (violent) extremism in Europe.
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!”
This year, to mark the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism on 9 November, and Human Rights Day on 10 December, UNITED is coordinating a campaign to celebrate Human Rights Superheroes – people from past and present who made great contributions – and often great sacrifices – to defend the rights of others.
What causes conflicts between people and nations? How can these conflicts be resolved? What measures can be taken to ensure that communities recover from past conflicts? What can civil society organisations do to help communities to live together? These are the questions that will be tackled by around 75 activists at the UNITED conference near Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.
UNITED is marking 20 June, International Refugee Day, by launching our new online campaign to challenge the narrative on migration and refugees in Europe.