Calendar

 

2016

January

16/01/16
État des libertés et des droits humains en Tunisie
Organised by Féd. des Tunisiens pour une Citoyenneté des Deux Rives
Topic: human rights
Language: French
A briefing on the state of freedoms and human rights in Tunisia. With the participation of Ayachi Hammami, a lawyer and member of the Steering Committee of the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights.
Time: 18:30
23 rue du Maroc, 18H30, Paris, France
Phone: 33-1-40341815

27/01/16
International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Linz
Organised by Austrian Friends of Yad Vashem
Topics: fascism, antisemitism
Austrian Friends of Yad Vashem are marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day with an event in Linz, with a full programme of guest speakers and live music by Klezmer Ensemble KleLi.
Time: 19.30
Venue: Press Centre of the Old Town Hall
Hauptplatz 1, AT-4020, Linz, Austria
Website: http://www.yad-vashem.net/index.php?id=122

February

06/02/16
No One is Illegal/ Aurora <3 Migszol
Organised by Migszol Csoport
Topics: migration, refugees
After a summer that witnessed huge changes in the demographic distribution of refugees and asylum seekers all over Europe, constant changes of the refugee laws, most of us were/are busy following the news and trying to help people in their journey to reach their final destination. There are some asylum seekers, refugees who are left in Hungary mainly in the camps and they are waiting for their papers to be processed as Hungary became their final destination. Migszol is happy to invite you to a social event with refugees from Bicske camp, so you can meet and hang out with them, talk to them and give them some tips and guidance about the city.
Venue: Aurora
Auróra u. 11, H-1084, Budapest, Hungary
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544318825880662/

16/02/16
The refugee crisis: an insider’s view for outsiders
Organised by European Policy Centre
Topic: refugees
Language: English
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Residence Palace
Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2310340

March

12/03/2016-21/03/2016
European Action Week Against Racism: Strength in Diversity – annual
Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topics: racism, discrimination
21 March is the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, established by The General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966 following the brutal murder of 69 protestors in the South African township of Sharpeville in 1960. The massacre occurred while they had gathered to protest against the apartheid laws of the South African government, a regime systematically enforcing racial inequality and segregation. Today racist murders and violence are still commonplace and racial discrimination continues to creep into every corner of our societies.
Join Forces With the European Antiracism Movement
Every year around 21 March, the UNITED Network coordinates the European-wide Action Week Against Racism and calls upon the international community to erase racism, discrimination and intolerance. We urge NGOs, independent and informal groups, schools, local councils and all manner of organisations and individuals to join forces and confront racism with direct action. Whether by organising activities, supporting others or spreading the message, we can tackle racism. Prejudice lives in all of us and so we all have a part to play in erasing it from our environment.
Website: www.weekagainstracism.eu
Phone: 31-20-6834778

17/03/16
The relevance of migration for the NEW URBAN AGENDA
Organised by Joint Migration & Development Initiative, International Organization for Migration, UNITAR, KNOMAD, World Bank
Topic: migration
Language: English
This side-event aims to contribute to an inclusive, successful and pertinent New Urban Agenda – which will result from the Habitat III process – that further consolidates the vital role of migration in the sustainable development of cities and will produce a Recommendations Paper on how to integrate human mobility into the New Urban Agenda based on the Quito Local Agenda and the contributions and insights of organizers and participants.
This will be achieved by demonstrating the coherence around the policy and practical evidence outlined in the Habitat III issue paper on Migration and Refugees in Urban Areas, the Habitat III policy paper frameworks and the evidence for policy from the IOM World Migration Report on cities, as well as the more detailed and practical policy discussion outcomes from the Mayoral Forum on Mobility, Migration and Development and the recommendations from the IOM High-Level Conference on Migrants and Cities, to the Habitat III preparations.
Time: 9:00 – 10:30
Venue: Meeting Hall V
5. kvetna 65, CZ – 140 21, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: 32-2-2350550

22/03/16
Women in International Affairs
Organised by Global Diplomatic Forum
Topic: women’s rights
Language: English
The Global Diplomatic Forum is organising a round table on the Role of Women in international Affairs on the 22nd of March in London. The Forum hosts an experts’ consultation on the representation and the role of women in international affairs.
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: 6 Mitre Passage
Peninsula Square, GB-SE100ER, London, Great-Britain
Website: www.gdforum.org

23/03/16
Ethnic Minority 3rd Sector Network Hustings
Organised by Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland, Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations, Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CESREC), African Challenge Scotland (ACS)
Topic: minority
Language: English
Deadline:23.03.2016
This is an opportunity to query and discuss the manifesto commitments of Scotland’s political parties and for them to engage communities in discussion around key policy areas and priorities for the forthcoming Parliamentary Period.
Time: 18.00–20.00
Venue: Mayfield Centre Meeting Rooms
Sunnybank Road, GB-FK70BD, Stirling, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-5488047

24/03/16
Ethnic Minority 3rd Sector Network Hustings – Glasgow
Organised by Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland, Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations, Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CESREC), African Challenge Scotland (ACS)
Topic: minority
Language: English
Deadline:24.03.2016
This is an opportunity to query and discuss the manifesto commitments of Scotland’s political parties and for them to engage communities in discussion around key policy areas and priorities for the forthcoming Parliamentary Period.
Time: 18.00-20:30
Venue: Saracen House
139 Saracen Street, GB-G22 5AZ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-5488047

24/03/16
GRAMNet Refugee Campaigns Day
Organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topic: Refugees, migration
Language: English
Participation fee: free
The GRAMNet Refugee Campaigns Day will bring together students and organisations working with refugee issues. The Campaigns Day will give the opportunity to learn about the issues surrounding refugees, develop campaigning skills, and meet and share ideas with students and organisations from all over Scotland.
Time: 10:30 – 16:00
Venue: Queen Margaret Union
22 University Gardens, GB- G12 8QN, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

April

01/04/16-02/04/16
Migration, immigration: What questions and what answers?
Organised by Joseph Károlyi Foundation, French Institute of Budapest, Robert Schuman Foundation
Topic: migration
Language: French, German, Hungarian
The conference will address the topic of migration in the demographic, sociological, juridical, mediatic and of public policy perspectives. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, CNRS resercher director of SciencePo and specialist in international migrations, will speak on “Migrants rights? Duty of Europe?”
Venue: Károlyi Kastély
Petőfi Sándor u. 2 , H-8052, Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary
Website: www.karolyi.devpixup.com

04/04/16
Reception and integration of refugees: cities on the frontline
Organised by European Policy Centre
Topic:Refugees, migration
Language: English
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Résidence Palace
Rue de la Loi 155, B-1040 , Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2310340

06/04/16-11/04/16
House Divided Against Itself? Identities and Cultures in Violent Conflict
Organised by Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities
Topics: human rights, nationalism
Language: English
Europe and many parts of the world are experiencing tension, fear and unrest caused by the surfacing and eruption of new and old threats: financial uncertainty and crisis, religious and ethnic intolerance, waves of legal and illegal immigration, and minorities that claim autonomy and political recognition. This unrest has increasingly given rise to hatred, violence and attacks against those perceived as “others”. We believe that such attacks stem largely from feeling that one’s own identity and cultural safety are threatened.
This conference explores the sources for such feelings and what contributes to their violent expression in action. The approach is based on the application of Group Relations methodology, which aims to explore and understand social processes through the experience of conference participants, assisted by an experienced international staff. It is a continuation of PCCA’s work with Germans and Israelis, as well as with Palestinians and Others.
Venue: Kliczków Castle
PL-59-724, Kliczków, Poland
Website: http://p-cca.org/2016

08/04/16-09/04/16
Training Seminar on the “EU Charter of Fundamental Rights”
Organised by European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation
Topics: Asylum, migration, Economic and Social Rights
Language: English
Deadline: 28.03.2016
Participation fee: 450 EUR
The object of this training course is to explore the scope and usefulness of the Charter for the legal practitioners facing the national courts or the Court of Justice of the EU, mostly by means of preliminary reference. Beyond illustrating the key features of the Court and essential aspects of its functioning, the training seminar will be dedicated to the analysis of relevant case law in parallel working groups with a view to allow discussion and exchange on specific concrete questions, among which: Privacy and Data Protection, Asylum and Immigration, Economic and Social Rights,Internal Market.
Venue: Monastery of San Nicolo’
Riviera San Nicolò, 26, I-30126 , Venice, Italy
Phone: 39-041-2720911

08/04/16
Reshaping the Border and Excluding the Other
Organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topic: migration
Language: English
The management of African asylum seekers in Israel Sharon Weinblum, FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow, Université libre de Bruxelles Between 2005 and 2013, more than 50 000 migrants from Sudan and Eritrea crossed the Egyptian border to seek refuge in Israel. Originally perceived as survivors of genocide entitled to protection, African migrants soon entered the language of insecurity and criminality in political and legal arenas. The crossing of the Egyptian-Israeli border by these migrants became an object of concern, and exclusionary policies have been deployed since. In the paper she will present, Sharon Weinblum explores how political actors broadly understood have justified and contested these policies. In particular, it investigates the construction of three main policy instruments implemented by the Israel government: detention, deportation and securitisation of the border. The paper argues that these instruments have been constructed as tools of ordering, control and sovereignty, a construction which has been central in their imposition and legitimisation. The paper suggests that in such conditions, those opposing the exclusionary asylum policies have struggled to articulate an effective alternative discourse.
Time: 12.00
Venue: Room 355, Main Building
11 The Square, GB-G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

10/04/16-15/04/16
Overcoming Antisemitism and Overcoming Islamophobia.
Organised by CEJI, ARES
Topic: antisemitism, islamophobia
Language: French
Deadline: 07/03/2016
After the attacks in France and Belgium in 2015, CEJI, in partnership with ARES, offers training to fight against anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the context of misunderstandings leading to fillings and serious abuses that we have now. An educational and constructive response is essential and urgent in order to promote respect, tolerance and mutual deconstruction of stereotypes. The objective of this training is to provide teachers and educators of all backgrounds an introduction to the cultures Jewish and Muslim religions and especially to provide concrete tools to recognize and fight against contemporary manifestations of anti-Semitism and the Islamophobia.
F – 93100, Montreuil, France
Phone: 32-2-3443444

11/04/16
Music Across Borders
Organised by Centre for Contemporary Arts
Topic: migration
Language: English
Participation fee: 10 GBP
The evening starts with a documentary on Katrina Suwalski’s ‘Another World Band’ Ghana Tour 2015 capturing her collaboration with some of Ghana’s finest musical ambassadors Nii Ayi Solomon, Odomankoma Okyerema Pra and Tina Elivava Mensah. It treats music as a language within the context of migration and multilingual cultures across the borders the body, language and the state.
Following the documentary (40mins), Katrina and Another World play a live set demonstrating the historical and cultural links between Ghana and Denmark and the connections established between Danish Musicians and their Ghanaian counterparts, how they have used their music to cross multiple barriers and enriched themselves, others and the many countries around the world. They will be joined by Hesu (Spirit of Music).
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3DJ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.cca-glasgow.com

12/04/16-13/04/2016
Music Across Borders
Organised by Centre for Contemporary Arts
Topic: migrations
Language: English
Participation fee: 5 – 10 GBP
Music Across Borders is a new documentary film created and directed by Gameli Tordzro on how music crosses various borders. It responds today’s migration debates and explores musicians’ view on how their music encounters negotiates some of these borders and impacts on people across the world. The film and its screening is a part of Gameli’s research in Creative Arts and Translating Cultures on the RM Borders Project in the University of Glasgow. The film is about Danish Jazz musician and composer Katrine Suwalski with her band Another World, their musical journey to Ghana in 2015 and their collaboration with Ghanaian musicians Tina Mensah aka Elivava and Odomankoma Okyerema Pra. The film explores the musicality of language and treats music as language.
The screening programme includes a chat with the director Gameli Tordzro and Composer Katrine Suwalski, and a jazz concert by Katrine’s Another World Band in collaboration with Gameli and Hesu (Spirit of Music) and Ninian Perry and his Paragon Music.
Time: 18:30
Venue: The Glad Café
1006 Pollokshaws Road, G41 2HG, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.cca-glasgow.com

12/04/16
Assemblée générale extraordinaire
Organised by Stopexclusion
Topic: migration, asylum
Language: French
Time: 18:30
Venue: Salle Forum
14 rue du Village-Suisse, , Genève, Switzerland
Website: http://www.stopexclusion.ch

13/04/16-15/04/2016
Social Intentions
Organised by GRAMNet
Topic: social engagement
Language: English
Social Intentions is a symposium on the use of social engagement within art institutions, bringing together institutions to share different practices. The aim is to look at the benefits as well as the pitfalls of the use of social engagement when related to art institutions. The symposium will include workshops and brainstorming sessions as well panel discussions, talks and presentations.
350 Sauchiehall Street, GB – G2 3JD, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

20/04/16
Rethinking detention in Europe. What are the alternatives?
Organised by European Policy Centre, Maastricht University, International Detention Coalition
Topics: refugees, migration
Language: English
The current refugee crisis and the necessity to manage and reduce the flows into the EU has generated a range of EU policy, legislative and operational responses. The implementation of new approaches in an emergency context, like the establishment of “hotspots” and the EU-Turkey agreement, have both raised concerns about the use of detention as a means of registering, relocating or returning people. The EU-Turkey agreement has sparked significant protests from human rights organisations, including the UNHCR and NGOs, for turning reception facilities into detention centres in Greece. In the light of this, it is vital to recall EU and member states’ commitments to use less coercive immigration practices before detention is applied both for asylum seekers and migrants.
At this policy dialogue, speakers will discuss the alternatives to detention in the EU, particularly in the framework of the current asylum and migration legal framework.
Time: 12:30 – 14:45
Venue: Maastricht University Brussels Campus
Avenue de l’Armeé,10, B- 1040 , Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2310340

22/04/16
Citizens First! – how to revive democratic participation for a citizens-led Europe
Organised by European Policy Centre
Topic: human rights
Language: English
Participation fee: free (members only)
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Venue: EPC Offices
14-16 Rue du Trône/Troonstraat, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2310340

22/04/16-27/04/16
Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe
Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topics: migration, asylum, media
Language: English
Together with partner organisations all over Europe, UNITED for Intercultural Action is organising an international conference to bring together around 70 network activists from all over Europe to discuss the issues around narrative of migration in Europe, share their best practices and learn about new tools to deconstruct narratives and promote their own, positive visions of an inclusive and open society.
Website: http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/conferences/conference-archive/upcoming-united-conference-2016-2/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNITEDnetworkConference/

23/04/16
Glasgow Human Rights and Anti-Racism Hustings
Organised by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC)
Topic: Human rights
Language: English
Ask anything (related to the election) that you want, but questions coonected to SACC’s human rights, civil liberties and anti-racism programme for the next Scottish parliament would be especially welcome.
Confirmed speakers: Pauline McNeill (Labour), Robert Brown (Lib Dems), Pinar Aksu (RISE), Patrick Harvie (Greens), Lynn Sheridan (Solidarity), John Mason (SNP).
Time: 17:30 – 19:30
Venue: Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)
333, Woodlands Road, GB – G3 6NG, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.sacc.org.uk/

24/04/16
Sharing Stories of Diaspora
Organised by GRAMNet
Topic: migrations
Language: English
All are welcome to share and listen to stories of diaspora, migration, place and space by bringing along and/or sharing the story of your item.
Venue: Garnethill Multicultural Centre
21 Rose Street, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

26/04/16
Inter-religious dialogue to defeat radicalisation
Organised by European Parliament
Topic: muslims
Languages: English, French
How European Muslims deal with radicalisation and the role that women can play in countering it and promoting de-radicalisation were discussed in a conference held in the European Parliament on Tuesday. Projects on the ground and what to do to confront the phenomenon at national and EU levels were also debated with leading-edge experts.
Venue: European Parliament
Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2842005

30/04/16
Prevent: Racist and Islamophobic
Organised by Scotland Against Criminalising Communities (SACC)
Topics: racism, islamophobia
Language: English
The ‘Prevent’ duty aims to identify those individuals likely to cause a threat to the state but it in fact spies on us all and attempts to eliminate dissent of any kind.
As it overwhelmingly targets and criminalises the Muslim community we discuss how toxic it will be as it spreads through our public sector, colleges and schools; creating mis-trust between employers & employees, educators & students.
Join the discussion to find out what you can do to oppose ‘Prevent’ and the erosion of our civil liberties.
Venue: Augustine United Church
41-42 George IV Bridge, GB – EH1 1EL , Edinburgh , Great-Britain
Website: http://www.sacc.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674489076164375/

May

03/05/16
Fight against Antisemitism
Organised by CEJI
Topic: antisemitism
Language:
The aim of this meeting is to assist Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks in identifying areas of work and activities in the field of the fight against antisemitism on which he could concentrate in the near future. The three sessions focuses on 1) the added value of the Commissioner’s work in addressing antisemitism 2) antisemitism in country monitoring work of the Commissioner and 3) antisemitism in thematic work and awareness-raising activities of the Commissioner. CEJI director Robin Sclafani take part in this meeting to inform the Commissioner’s approach to antisemitism.
Strasbourg, France
Phone: 32-2-3443444

06/05/16-31/05/2016
Palestinian Embroidery: Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities
Organised by Glasgow Women’s Library
Topic: women’s right
This exhibition will celebrate outcomes from the Palestinian Embroidery workshops hosted by textile designer Claire Anderson that take place through Spring. Alongside these new works we present documentation of her residency with the
23 Landressy Street, GB- G40 1BP, Glasgow , Great-Britain
Website: http://womenslibrary.org.uk/

11/05/16
From Africa to Italy by Boat: Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration ‘Crisis’ in Italy
Organised by GRAMNet
Topic: migrations
Language: English
In 2015, over 150,000 women and men from West and East Africa risked their lives in rickety and dangerous boats to reach the southern shores of Italy from Libya. A further almost 3,000 people are known to have drowned in the Mediterranean in the attempt, almost certainly a significant undercount of the ‘true’ number of deaths. In noticeable contrast to the spontaneous and multiple boat arrivals on the Greek islands, boats arriving into Italian waters are shepherded into shore by Italian coastguard boats, with their occupants transported to and hosted in a variety of reception and detention centres throughout Italy, often far from public view. As much of the UK press and general public focused on the ‘deserving’ Syrian refugees arriving in Greece, the often young women and men fleeing war, civil strife, extreme poverty and family breakdown from African countries have usually been described as “economic migrants”, deserving of sympathy only on occasions of massive loss of life.
Drawing on early analysis of qualitative interviews conducted with young men shortly after their arrival in Italy in late 2015 for an ESRC/ DfID funded project, this paper attempts to recalibrate that focus through representing the voices of some of those who arrived last year, their reasons for leaving their homes, future aspirations and dreams. It describes and maps interviewees’ journeys, their trials and tribulations along the way including their interaction with the ‘connection men’ – often described as human traffickers – who facilitate the journeys. Finally, the paper analyses these very human stories within the context of the response of the Italian government within the broader European reaction to the ‘crisis’.
Time: 12:00
Venue: Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

11/05/16
GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series 2015/16
Organised by GRAMNet, BEMIS
Topic:
Language: English
StripLife
‘Striplife is a choral film about the Gaza Strip. During the narrative timespan of a day, the characters’ stories merge with the description of the environmental context. Men and women resisting, capable of tenderness and smiles, determined not to succumb to seemingly impossible life conditions.
350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

12/05/16-15/05/2016
The Time is Now: Utilising Cultural Diplomacy
to Unite the World’s Cultures Before Hard Power takes the Lead

Organised by Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
Topic: global governance
Language: English
The 2016 International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in Germany will include keynote addresses, lectures, and interactive panel discussions and debates in order to create a platform for new initiatives to be created and proposed. To complement and support the symposium curriculum, exhibitions will be hosted parallel to the symposium sessions and site-visits will be arranged. By creating an effective platform for global dialogue and facilitating engagement with key global decision-makers, the symposium aims to foster greater global trust and understanding, and facilitate new creative and innovative ways to solve the issues which affect the peace and prosperity of the whole world today.
Venue: ICD House of Arts & Culture
Berlin, Germany
Phone: 49-30-23607680

13/05/16-15/05/16
XXXI. 2016 Black International Cinema Berlin
Organised by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre
Topics: migration, discrimination
The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.
Furthermore, Black International Cinema Berlin is open to ALL filmmakers and contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce prejudices and support a peaceful and respectful living together in our multi-faceted society.
Venue: Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte Robert-Havemann-Saal
Greifswalder Straße 4 , D-10405, Berlin, Germany
Website: www.black-international-cinema.com; www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de

17/05/16-
Afghan Hazaras’ Responses to the Asylum Seeker Debate in the Australian Media
Organised by Gramnet
Topics: migration, refugees
Language: English
Participation fee: free
Description: This presentation is based on the preliminary findings of a research project into the intersection between dominant and marginalised Australian narratives on asylum. The background to this research project is the observation that the issue of asylum is highly politicised in Australia and dominated by the two major political parties and mainstream media while asylum seekers and refugees are often demonised and marginalised within the Australian asylum seeker debate. The debate has moved away from a focus on the protection needs of asylum seekers towards their perceived threats to Australian security and national identity. This research project is based on in-depth, semi-structured interviews with Cambodian refugees and Afghan Hazara asylum seekers in Adelaide, Australia. The two participant groups enable a comparison of the changing public and political response towards asylum seekers since the Cambodian boat arrivals of the late 1970s and 1980s were first placed into detention, to some of the present day policies aimed at stopping the boats, illustrated by the experiences of the Afghan Hazara asylum seekers who have been arriving in Australia since the late 1990s. The interviews examine the impact of the asylum seeker debate in Australia upon the individual refugees and asylum seekers, especially in regards to their own storytelling. This presentation provides some initial insights on the responses of Afghan Hazara asylum seekers to the asylum seeker debate in the Australian media.
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: Kelvin Room
11 The Square, GB – , Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

17/05/16-
Multilingual Turns: New Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Communication
Organised by GCSC’s Research Area 5, DAAD-Netzwerk ‘Kulturelle Kontakt- und Konfliktzonen im östlichen Europa
Topic: multilingualism
This joint symposium, hosted by Research Area 5 in collaboration with the DAAD-Netzwerk ‘Kulturelle Kontakt- und Konfliktzonen im östlichen Europa’, explores cultural aspects of the concept of multilingualism. Multilingualism is an important concept for disciplines ranging from education and linguistics to history and social sciences. The aim of this symposium is to bring these various perspectives together in order to find common ground for developing multilingualism as travelling concept to be used in the study of culture.
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Justus-Liebig-University
Giessen, Germany

19/05/16-
The Damages of “Hate Speech” and Tools for Improved Responses in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania
Organised by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Budapest (FES), Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS), CEU Roma Access Programs at Central European University (CEU), Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA Archives), Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, Polish Institute, Slovakian Institute
Topic: hate speech
Language: English
Time: 10:00 – 17:00
Venue: Open Society Archives
Arany Janos u. 32, , Budapest, Hungary
Website: https://cens.ceu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/669556816526427/

19/05/16
Public health and human rights: Current challenges and possible solution
Organised by European Inter-University Ctr. Human Rights & Democratisation
Topics: human rights, discrimination
Language: English
Deadline: 25.04.2016
Participation fee: 260 EUR
The seminar on public health and human rights will host some of the world’s most renowned experts on health related human rights. Their presentations will be organized in three panels. Presentations in each panel will be followed by an interactive discussion with other participants. The seminar will address three major conceptual areas: the first panel will focus on the interaction between public health and human rights from national, regional and international perspectives; the second panel will address the topic of global health security and the protection of human rights; and the third panel will discuss the theme of public health systems and prevention of human rights abuses.
Venue: Monastery of San Nicolò
Riviera San Nicolò, 26, I-30126, Venice Lido, Italy
Phone: 39-041-2720911

22/05/16-27/05/16
TC Building Partnerships for Equality & against Intolerance & Discrimination
Organised by Forum of European Muslim Youth & Student Organisations
Topic: islamophobia, human right, discrimination
Language: English
Deadline: 01/05/2016 (if VISA is required) – 06/05/2016
Participation fee: 75 EUR
They are organising a week long training session for young Europeans with the aim to combat discrimination and to build partnerships for equality. The training will focus on practical skills training such as grassroots organising, power mapping, communications strategies, social media outreach, community mobilising and online organizing.
The training session will provide young people from across Europe tools to develop their advocacy work, leadership and social activism skills. This is to enable participants to tackle Islamophobia by impulsing change within their societies.
Rue Archimède 50, B-1000, Brussels , Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2806921

23/05/16-27/05/16
Mainstreaming Migration into Policy Planning
Organised by International Training Centre of the ILO, International-Organization-for-Migration, UNDP, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Topic: migrations
Language: English, Spanish
Deadline: 30/04/2016
Participation fee: 2150 EUR
This course deals with the emergence and evolution of, and current trends in, migration and development (M&D) discourses, policies and practices. It explores the concept, process and implications of integrating migration in development planning and strategies at national and local level.
Venue: ITCILO campus
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, I-10127, Turin, Italy
Phone: 39-011-693-6111

24/05/16-26/05/2016
The Politics of Hate: Community, Societal and Global Responses
Organised by Hate and Hostility Research Group
Topic: Hate crimes
Language: English
The plenary sessions will address 1) Community, National and Intergovernmental Responses to Hate Crime 2) The absence of hate crime laws in Ireland 3) Hate Crime as Pathology. CEJI Director Robin Sclafani and CST Director Michael Whine will lead a workshop on “Combating Hate Crime by Facilitating Improved Cooperation between Criminal Justice Agencies and Civil Society”.
Venue: Kemmy Business School
Plassey, Limerick, Ireland
Website: http://ulsites.ul.ie/hhrg/

24/05/16-26/05/2016
The Politics of Hate: Community, Societal and Global Responses
Organised by Hate and hostility research group (HHRG)
Topic: hate
Language: English
Since the INHS’ inaugural conference held at the University of Sussex in 2014, the relevance of hate studies has become even more pronounced, with the current refugee crisis; the rise of the far right in Europe; increasing discussions about racism in policing in the United States; and state sanctioned policies of homophobia and transphobia. The conference will address broad themes such as how is hate crime and hate experienced at the global and community level? What are the latest international policy developments? What is the influence of those developments on national efforts to understand and tackle hate crime?
Venue: Kemmy Business School
CS1-011, Limerick, Ireland

26/05/16
Exporting Repression: The Spread of Human Rights Violations in the Former Soviet Union and How Institutions Respond
Organised by Open Society Foundations
Topic: human rights
Language: English
This panel discussion will examine the role the EU can play in responding to the development of repressive laws and practices across the former Soviet Union, including “foreign agents” laws and other restrictions on NGO activities, laws restricting LGBTI rights, security sector cooperation, limits on freedom of assembly, and crackdowns on media and internet freedom.
Time: 13:00 – 14:30
Venue: European Endowment for Democracy
Avenue des Gaulois 29, B – 1040 , Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 1-212-5480600

26/05/16
Multilingual Learning for a Globalised World
Organised by
Topic: minorities,nationalism
Language: English
Deadline: 13/06/2016
Participation fee: Free
Description: Explores people’s language practices, and the personal connection people have to the language(s) they speak.
Website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/multilingual/2

29/05/16
Lloyd Festival: Migrating World
Organised by Cultural Embassy – Lloyd Hotel, Pocket Stories, Verhalen van Vluchtelingen
Topic: migrations
Language: Dutch
The program consists of a lecture on migration history, the celebratory opening of a new hotel room created by local and multicultural artists, multiple rounds of story telling, a stage filled with promising artists and last but not least: a food journey with bites from all over the world. The program (in Dutch) can be found below but please subscribe to the page for the latest updates and timetable!
Time: 14:00–21:00
Venue: Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam
Oostelijke Handelskade 34, NL-1019 BN , Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: 31-20-5613683

31/05/16
Exploring the Positive Potential of Education and Religion, Conviction and Belief’: A smorgasbord of good practice from schools to communities (and vice versa)
Organised by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, ENORB (European Network on Religion and Belief)
Topics: Education, Religion
Language: English, French
Participation fee: free
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Venue: ICA
Rue Amédée Lynen 8, B- 1210, Brussels , Belgium
Phone: 32-2-3443444

June

01/06/16-
Migratory nurses: witness seminar event
Topic: migration
Language: English
Participation fee: free
Nurse migration to Scotland has been happening since the 1950’s. What was it like back then? What is it like now? This is a rare opportunity for nurses with a history of migration to meet together, hear from others and discuss key issues in a supportive environment.
Nurses have come from Africa, the Caribbean, India, Pakistan and Iran and more recently from the Philippines and Spain, Poland and other European countries. Some have come to Scotland as refugees and others recruited directly from their home countries- others are student nurses from families who have migrated.
This event will to bring together retired nurses who were on the front line of health worker migration to Scotland, current nurses working in the health care sector and student nurses and enable each to hear from the other.
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall St, GB – G2 3JD, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

09/06/16-06/10/2016
Inequality, Conflict and Violence
Organised by Behaviour, Structure and Interventions
Topic: inequality
Language: English
Participation fee: free
This workshop will span conventional disciplinary and methodological boundaries with presentations from economics, political science, law and sociology, among others, including papers with a theoretical, applied, quantitative or qualitative focus.
Venue: Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
University Ave, GB – G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain

10/06/16
Getting the Word Out: Facilitating Reading and Writing Groups with Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Organised by University of Edinburgh
Topic: Refugees
Language: English
Deadline: 30/04/2016
Refugees and asylum seekers are an expanding group facing increasing challenges in Scotland and throughout the world. PhD students in the Arts and Humanities have unique skills, knowledge and opportunities to amplify refugee and asylum seeker voices through facilitating creative work and disseminating new perspectives informed by direct and meaningful engagement with forced migrants and their communities. This day-long event at the University of Edinburgh will equip PhD students from across Scotland with facilitation skills and resources, network connections and knowledge of issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. Students will learn to design creative spaces and workshop material to be sensitive to the specific challenges involved in creative work with people who may have experienced extreme trauma. A combination of panel and roundtable discussions and workshops with experienced professionals will also provide information and expertise in terms of setting up sustainable projects through research, funding and partnerships.
Time: 09.00 – 18.00
Venue: Room TBA
50 George Square, GB-EH89JU, Edinburgh, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.ed.ac.uk/

14/06/16-26/06/16
Refugee Festival 2016
Organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topic: refugees, migration
Language: English
Deadline: 18/03/2016
Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, cultural, educational, heritage and sports events.
Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, the festival brings together people from refugee and local communities to celebrate the contributions refugees make to life in Scotland and the welcome offered by local people.
Phone: 44-141-3301989

14/06/16
Child refugees, past and present.
Organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topics: refugees
Language: English
Participation fee: free
They will be running a knowledge exchange workshop for practitioners and researchers working with child refugees. There will be speakers from the Scottish Guardianship Service, British Red Cross, Scottish Refugee Council, and Freedom from Torture, as well as the universities of Glasgow, Manchester, and Melbourne.
From 3 to 5pm there will be a public talk by Prof Joy Damousi of the University of Melbourne, followed by comments from Glasgow-based practitioners and a question and answer session. Prof Damousi is currently running a major research project on child refugees in history.
Time: 9:30 – 16:45
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall St, GB – G2 3JD, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

14/06/16
Child refugees, past and present
Organised by GRAMNet
Topic: refugees
Participation fee: free
There will be speakers from the Scottish Guardianship Service, British Red Cross, Scottish Refugee Council, and Freedom from Torture, as well as the universities of Glasgow, Manchester, and Melbourne.
From 3 to 5pm there will be a public talk by Prof Joy Damousi of the University of Melbourne, followed by comments from Glasgow-based practitioners and a question and answer session. Prof Damousi is currently running a major research project on child refugees in history
Time: 9:30 – 17:00
Venue: Club Room, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall St, GB – G2 3JD, Glasgow , Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

16/06/16
What does community mean in the 21st Century?

Organised by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
Topics: Community, city governance
Language: English
Participation fee: free
What does community mean in the 21st Century? Policy makers in Scotland, the UK and beyond have increasing expectations of ‘the community’ to participate in the provision of care and local services. However at a point in history where individuals are increasingly global through access to online networks and growing migration, what, who and where are the communities of the present? Moreover can they and should they be charged with the delivery of public policy?
They welcome members of the public, activists, artists and voluntary or statutory sector professionals who work within communities to join them for some lunch, networking and presentations which provoke discussion around the idea of community. The discussion will inform ongoing work, which seeks to explore the role and demands of community in contemporary life.
Time: 11:00 – 15:00
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street, GB – G2 3JD, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/

16/06/16
Immigrants to Scotland: 1945 to the Present
Organised by ESRC, Glasgow City Archives, Scottish Refugee Council, The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, GRAMNet.
Topic: migrations
Language: English
Participation fee: free
This free seminar will explore the cultural diversity of Scotland’s refugee and migrant groups since 1945.
Time: 9:15 – 16:45
Venue: Mitchell Library
North Street, GB – G3 7DN, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: www.esrc.ac.uk

16/06/16
Migration for local development – Exploring the key role of local authorities in implementing the migration related targets of the SDGs
Organised by Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Topic: migrations
Deadline: 15/05/2016
This Project Lab aims to showcase and share the knowledge, good practices and practical and policy recommendations collated through the work of the Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support local and regional authorities thrive in this role. The Project Lab will also encourage participants to share their own experience and feed into the recommendations that will result from the Project Lab.
Time: 9:15 – 10:30
Venue: Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86, B-1000 , Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2350550

16/06/16-
GRAMNet & BEMIS Film Series 2015/16
Organised by GRAMNet, BEMIS
Topic: migration
Language: English
Participation fee: free
The following films will be shown, accompanied by forums and Q&A for everyone to share their views and thoughts in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
– Transit Zone
– If I Were You
The 2015/2016 Film Series is organised in partnership between GRAMNet (Glasgow Refugee and Asylum Network) and BEMIS Scotland. The aim of Hidden Stories 2015 is to bring the often untold, surprising knowledge of migratory movements into view and to sharpen the focus on the unusual lives and journeys which are part of the epic stories of migration which feature in our programme. The films we have selected, and for which we have received generous support often from the makers and distributors themselves are told in different ways, at times gently, at times with humour, at times with anger, at times with a steady carefulness. They are all human stories and by letting the camera angle and focus be part of the story telling it is possible to reflect too on the role of film in human rights education and education for social justice. Our emphasis is on both the simplicities and human complexities of hidden stories and the revealing of knowledge, the emotional attachments and detachments that often accompany migration. Following each film, invited local organisations and community groups will suggest positive actions that can be undertaken locally to address one or more of the issues raised in each film.
Time: 17:30
Venue: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall St., GB – G2 3JD, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

16/06/16
Migration, Gender and Sexuality: Negotiating Health, Wellbeing and Belonging
Organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topic: migration
Language: English
The aim of this seminar is to explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, migration and health and wellbeing. We see health and wellbeing as including experiences of physical and mental health, but also as related to wider understandings of security, belonging and rights. This seminar will feature presentations by researchers and practitioners who work in and around migration, health, sexuality and/or gender. Presenters will talk about their work on mixed panels, with the aim of sharing insights from research, practitioners’ and community work.
Time: 12:00 – 16:30
Venue: Room 237 A/B, St Andrew’s Building
11 Eldon Street, GB – G3 0NH, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

19/06/16
Deaf Reach: A transformational education in Pakistan
Organised by Glasgow Centre for International Development (GCID), The Scottish Pakistani Association (SPA)
Topic: human rights
Language: English
Participation fee: free
“In Pakistan there are 1.25 million deaf children of school age, yet less than 2% attend school! Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) is seeking to bridge this gap via its Deaf Reach Program. Seven Deaf Reach Schools and Training Centres provide free education for deaf students and are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah and Lahore. In Pakistan, Deaf Reach is the only branch network of schools reaching out into rural areas for special needs children. Facilities cover all academic (KG-College) and vocational costs, inclusive of free pick and drop transport in a 40 km. radius, healthy snacks, books and stationery, uniforms and excursions. Additionally, there is a Parent Training Program, Teacher Training Program, and a Job Placement Program to assist deaf youth in gaining employment (over 500 jobs have been provided in last 2 years!).”
This will be a unique opportunity to hear Francis and Maria Doherty talk about their charitable work on the education of profoundly deaf children in Pakistan.
Time: 18:00
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building, Seminar Room
1 University Avenue, , Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk

20/06/16-23/06/2016
Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today’s World
Organised by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Topics: inclusion, refugees
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 comes at a critical moment when our human rights resolve is being tested. Europe is being challenged to find urgent responses to the continuing refugee crisis, persistent discrimination and exclusion, as well as mass intrusion into the privacy and personal data of everyday people throughout Europe. This is why we have chosen these three themes for the Forum 2016.
Rights, respect, reality: the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Europe of values in today’s world, provides the bedrock for addressing contemporary challenges and a source of promising practices to better protect and promote human and fundamental rights across Europe and beyond.
Awareness of human rights is growing, thanks in part to the EU’s very own bill of rights, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Such momentum needs capturing. For example, policy makers should reinforce the implementation of our strong policy and legislative human rights framework; business should stimulate the growing interest in corporate social responsibility, and inclusive sustainable growth; and rights holders should be empowered to participate fully in life.
The Forum was created as an inclusive and innovative platform to draw in contributors including leading experts, policy makers and practitioners from all walks of life. The Forum will be engaging and interactive to involve and capture the views of all contributors. This includes the use of connect.reflect.act – Talks, panel debates, participant voting, participatory workshops, lively debates from speakers with opposing views, and a market place of ideas where organisations can come and display their work.
Based on the principle that a multi-stakeholder, systematic and futureoriented approach is vital to ensure everyone in the EU can enjoy their fundamental rights, the Forum encourages all actors to strengthen the protection and promotion of fundamental rights across the EU.
Schwarzenbergplatz 11, , Vienna, Austria
Phone: 43-1-58030842

20/06/16-23/06/2016
Fundamental Rights Forum
Organised by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Topic: human rights
The Forum looks at existing challenges and good practices as well as future challenges and opportunities. We provide space to enable dynamic and respectful dialogue, and knowledge sharing where different views can stimulate innovative ways forward.
The Forum aims at having a tangible impact for the benefit of everyone in the EU. We encourage actors to apply the knowledge and ideas gained, and work together to strengthen fundamental rights for all.
Venue: Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center
Messeplatz 1, 1021, Vienna, Austria
Phone: 43-1-58030842

21/06/16
GRAMNet Research Open Day
Organised by GRAMNet
Topic: refugees
Language: English
This event is aimed at Postgraduate Research students with an interest in issues around refugees, asylum and migration, although everyone is welcome to attend.. The event offers the chance for students to present their work and get feedback, both in oral and poster format. The event will also feature an academic speaker on the subject of migration research.
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Forehall, Main Building
Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

21/06/16
Working Together in Faith – Day Conference
Organised by Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees
Topic: refugees
Language: English
Leaders, activists and members of Scottish faith communities are invited to participate in this free day conference, which offers information about the current humanitarian refugee catastrophe and explores practical ways in which local groups can make an effective difference, in their neighbourhood, across Scotland and supporting crisis places in other parts of the world.
The conference will include input on the experience of refugees, current policy analysis and reflections on faith and spiritually in a time of global crisis. There will be a choice of workshops looking at interfaith projects, human rights, opportunities for volunteering and anticipated policy changes in the coming weeks which faith groups can engage with.
Time: 10.30-15:30
Venue: St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church
13 George Street, GB – EH2 2PA, Edinburgh , Great-Britain
Website: http://www.sfar.org.uk

22/06/16
Measures to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees
Organised by European Commission
Topics: migration. asylum
Language: English
Deadline: 29/05/2016
The event will provide opportunities for European countries to discuss the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into the labour market, the role of civil society organisations, local authorities and private sector in integrating asylum seekers and refugees into society as well as ways to assess, recognise, validate and adapt the skills and qualifications of migrants.
Venue: Thon hotel EU
rue de la Loi 75, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-2999696

22/06/16
The Immigration Act 2016: Impact on asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, and consequences for Scottish services
Organised by Scottish Detainee Visitors
Topics: migrations, refugees
Language: English
Immigration legislation which puts forward drastic changes to support for asylum seekers, and which has major implications for human rights and discrimination law is set to reach the statute book soon. We aim to explore how these changes will impact on children and families, on access to housing and financial support, and on the risk of being detained. We will also discuss the possible consequences of destitution, homelessness, and access to health and education.
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Venue: Room 208, John McIntyre Building
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-2489799

22/06/16-24/06/16
Realising Restorative Justice: Human Rights and Personal Realities
Organised by European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ)
Topics: human rights
Language: English
Deadline: 01/06/2016
Participation fee: between 150 and 300 EUR
Human rights and restorative justice values and principles are closely linked. Interconnections are obvious in regard to the rights to dignity, respect and protection, the rights to recognition, inclusion and participation, the rights to freedom of speech, security and justice and the rights to personal growth and empowerment. One further important aspect is the question whether restorative justice should be promoted as a genuine civil, or human, right. Many international and European human rights instruments mention the importance of the use of restorative justice approaches in reaction to criminal offences (e.g. the European Convention on Human Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Additionally, restorative justice might take a more proactive role in addressing current human rights challenges, for example by contributing to the protection and empowerment of vulnerable groups, ensuring justice and security and encouraging a social dialogue around the current refugee issue, counteracting radicalization and extreme violence with alternative solutions, and even by using the arts and social media to share knowledge and promote diversity in our (digital and non-digital) world.
Venue: Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25, NL- 2311, Leiden, Netherlands
Website: http://www.euforumrj.org

23/06/16
Are Open Borders the Way to Deal with the ‘Migration Crisis’?
Organised by Open Borders Scotland, GRAMNet
Topic: migration
Language: English
How should we respond to the ‘migration crisis’ in Europe today? Most people who care about migrant rights believe that the response of European states is inhumane. But what alternative should we campaign for? Do we need a humanitarian approach? Or do we need something more radical? Come along and get involved in the discussion.
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Room 208, John McIntyre Building
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Website: http://openborders.info/

27/06/16-28/06/2016
Governing through deportation: historical and anthropological perspectives on expulsion and migration policies
Organised by Migreurop
Topic: migrations
Language:
Deadline: 25/04/2016
This workshop will concentrate on the role of return policies for undocumented foreigners in the development of migration policies at the national, European and international levels. Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and other European countries have recently announced the organization of mass deportation campaigns of failed asylum seekers, thus illustrating the central role of returning irregular migrants in the process of building a European migration policy. In this workshop, we will discuss the historical construction of these policies within a global framework focused on the regularity of stay and on the promotion of return for undocumented foreigners (Koch, 2014). The contemporary uses of expulsion should be understood as part of a wide spectrum of policies and practices of return and/or forced displacement of individuals or groups (Keddar, 1996). These policies have contributed to the definition of citizenship and the demarcation of prerogatives associated with the exercise of political sovereignty (Kanstroom, 2007). A historical perspective on the issue of expulsion will be useful to shed light on the current norms, discourses and practices of deportation that are contributing to make it one of the most critical political issue today.
Venue: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
190-, 198 Avenue de France, F – 75013, Paris, France
Phone: 33-1-53278781

27/06/16-28/06/2016
‘Europe’s crisis: What future for immigration and asylum law and policy?’
Organised by Queen Mary University of London
Topic: migrations
Language: English
Participation fee: from 12,50 to 50 GBP
The European Union is today faced by significant movements of refugees and migrants from places, which have experienced war or economic / environmental pressure. Combined with recent terrorist attacks, these developments have led some to doubt the viability of the EU migration framework. At the same time, they have led to arguments for new action by EU institutions and agencies, and by neighbouring countries. New forms of solidarity have been sought by some states and sections of public opinion, but rejected by others. Given the current sense of crisis, there are great uncertainties as to the future direction of the EU migration framework, as well as its content. Against this background, the conference will be addressing the main legal and policy aspects of the ongoing EU migration crisis.
Venue: Mason Lecture Theatre, The Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road, GB – E1 4NS , London, Great-Britain
Website: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk

29/06/16
Journee de lutte, de solidarite et de fete
Organised by COMITE DES SANS PAPIERS 59
Topic: migrations
Language: French
Time: 14:00 – 00:00
Venue: Salle du Gymnase
7 Place Sébastopol, 59000, Lille, France
Website: http://leblogducsp59.over-blog.com/

29/06/16
Armed Drones, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights: The Need for a European Voice?
Organised by Open Society European Policy Institute, European Forum on Armed Drones (EFAD)
Topic: Human rights
Language: English
A panel of speakers with firsthand insight into drone operations will discuss human rights in the context of drone use and the fight against terrorism.
Time: 16:00 – 18:30
Rue du Trône 130, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: 32-2-5054646

July

04/07/16
Liverpool Asylum and Refugees Knowledge launch
Organised by Liverpool Asylum and Refugees Knowledge
Topic: refugees
Language: English
This recently constituted network of academics at the University of Liverpool is characterised by its strong interdisciplinary character and pro-active engagement with external stakeholders, and has already held several events on refugee-related matters. We would be very happy to have you with us that evening, to celebrate our network and the vibrant refugee community of Liverpool and the Northwest. The launch event will include a theatre play – Asylum Monologues – by the human rights actors group Ice & Fire. Those of you familiar with the work of this group will know how powerful their art is.
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: Eleanor Rathbone Building, Eleanor Rathbone Lecture Theatre
74 Bedford St S, GB – L69 7ZT, Liverpool, Great-Britain

04/07/16-15/07/2016
Odysseus Network Summer School
Organised by Odysseus Network
Topic: migrations
Languages: English, French
Deadline: 20/06/2016
Participation fee: from 100 to 950 EUR
The Summer School has been carefully designed and developed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the EU from a legal perspective.
In addition to the content of the taught classes, the course also provides an excellent opportunity to spend an intellectually stimulating fortnight among a group of around one hundred fellow participants specialised in the area of asylum and immigration from all over Europe. The setting of the Summer School in Brussels, the home of the European institutions, creates a unique environment that facilitates participants’ deeper engagement with the institutions.
, B -, Brussels, Belgium
Website: http://odysseus-network.eu

04/07/16-13/07/16
Venice Academy of Human Rights: Backlash against Human Rights?
Organised by EIUC
Topic: human rights
Language: English
Deadline: 29/05/2016
Participation fee: 700 EUR (without accommodation)
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge.
Venue: Monastery of San Nicolò
Riviera San Nicolò, 26, I-30126, Venice , Italy
Phone: 39-041-272091

05/07/16
Cross-border migration of workers from Bulgaria
Organised by FreSsco
Topic: migrations
Languages: English, Bulgarian
The seminar will be dedicated to a discussion of several issues relating to the cross-border migration of workers from Bulgaria, including the implementation of Directive 2014/54/EC and the new EURES regulation.
Sofia, Bulgaria

07/07/16
Migration, Gender and Sexuality: Negotiating Health, Wellbeing and Belonging
Organised by Gender and Sexualities Forum
Topic: Migration
Language: English
Participation fee: free
The aim of this seminar is to explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, migration and health and wellbeing. We see health and wellbeing as including experiences of physical and mental health, but also as related to wider understandings of security, belonging and rights. This seminar will feature presentations by researchers and practitioners who work in and around migration, health, sexuality and/or gender. Presenters will talk about their work on mixed panels, with the aim of sharing insights from research, practitioners’ and community work.
Time: 12:00 – 17:30
Venue: John McIntyre Building, Room 208
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain

11/07/16-13/07/2016
#StatelessKids youth congress 2016
Organised by European Network on Statelessness
Topic: migrations
Language: English
Deadline: 15/05/2016
The upcoming youth congress will be an opportunity for a group of 35 selected young delegates (aged 18 to 28) to hear about the effects of statelessness and participate in trainings designed to equip them with skills necessary to become Youth Ambassadors supporting the #StatelessKids campaign in their own country and across Europe. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts and academics, UN agencies and Members of the European Parliament on the issue, as well as journalists, advocacy and communications experts on how to advocate for change.
Venue: Maastricht University Campus in Brussels
Avenue de l’Armée 10, B – 1040, Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone: 44-20-73549631

26/07/16
Witness Bearing in Calais
Organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topic: Refugees
Language: English
Participation fee: free
Please join members of the delegation share some what they witnessed during their four days at the camps and also reflect on the potential impacts there of the recent EU referendum result.
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Bldg
1 University Avenue, G12 8NN, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: 44-141-3301989

August

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September

09/09/16
EU non-discrimination law and intra-EU mobility
Organised by Free Movement and Social Security Coordination
Topic: non discrimination
Languages: English, French
The seminar will be dedicated to a legal discussion of the relationship between free movement of persons (including rules on social security coordination) and EU anti-discrimination law (on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation…). To what extent could/should rules on free movement be impacted by EU non-discrimination principles?
Paris, France

October

26/10/16-31/10/16
UNITED Network Conference “Living Together: Transform a divided past into our common future”
Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topic: national reconciliation
Language: English
Across Europe, we are experiencing great difficulties. At a time when we should be uniting in the face of common problems, our societies are becoming more and more fractured and divided. How can the European antiracist movement react to this situation, and promote an atmosphere of conviviality, inclusiveness and solidarity?
These vital questions of nation-building and national reconciliation are the key themes of the next UNITED conference, for which nominations are still open! Entitled “Living Together: Transform a divided past into our common future”, the conference will take place from 26-31 October near Ohrid, MK. The deadline for applications is 15 August.
Website: http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/conferences/upcoming-conference/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNITEDnetworkConference

November

International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism – annual
Campaign organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma, racism
The focus of the campaign around the 9 November is to join forces and build a strong movement capable of fighting fascism in all its forms. Antifascist, antiracist, Jewish and Roma organisations both inside and outside the UNITED network commemorate the “Kristallnacht”, which took place on 9 November 1938. This partly state-organised pogrom against German Jews symbolises the beginning of the Holocaust. The commemoration has taken a new meaning as we remember not only the victims from 1938, but also campaign against rise of neonazism and racism in Europe today, and show support for the recent victims of racist and fascist attacks. If you decide to organise an event, please inform UNITED. We will publish a List of Activities on our website and we can provide you with free material, like posters and postcards.
All over Europe
Phone: 31-20-6834778
info@unitedagainstracism.org ; www.dayagainstfascism.eu ; Facebook/UNITEDDayAgainstFascism ; @UNITED__Network

13/11/16-14/11/2016
Building Resilient Communities
Organised by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Topic: resilient communities
The conference’s goal is to further explore different aspects pertaining community resilience offering a space where community leaders and executives can discuss, exchange and learn about critical issues affecting our organizations nowadays.
Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.jdc.org

December

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2015

January 15

22/01/2015
Migration Conference 2015
Conference organised by Ministry of Security and Justice of The Netherlands
Topic: migrants, immigration
Deadline: 21.11.2014
Language: Dutch
The theme of the conference is the impact of science and policy perceptions of immigration (policy). When we look at the immigration field we see imaging at different levels: at the micro level (individual migrant), meso level (immigration and immigration process) and macro level (immigration). Not only influence exerted by the government on imaging, other actors are active in this field (lobbying groups, advisory boards and academics).
The conference ends with a plenary panel discussion. On the proceeds of the workshops discussing the plenary panel of experts. Potential members of this panel are: a communications scientist, a representative of an NGO, a journalist and director of the immigration process.
Time: 10-18:00
Turfmarkt 147, NL- 2511 DP, Den Haag, Netherlands
Migratieconferentie2015@minvenj.nl

22/01/2015-24/01/2015
Theatre and Debate “Out of State”
Movie Screening and Debate organised by Frascati Theater
Topics: asylum-seekers, migrants
Language: Dutch
On 21st January, they discuss the current asylum policy and the practice of it in Amsterdam. Clairy Polak and Lara Steel will speak with VVD councilor Dilan Yesilgöz, asylum lawyer Maartje Terpstra and legal philosopher Bastiaan Rijpkema. Refugees talk about their strategies for survival in the city. With contributions from artist Els Dietvorst and theatre performer Daria Bukvi, who fled from Bosnia fled to the Netherlands as a child.
On 22nd January, Dramatist Ahilan Ratnamohan will show “Star Boy Productions”, the show he made with three young African migrants on their quest for a better future.
On 22nd January, they will also take a look to the future with guests and the audience. How do we want to deal with the growing group of stateless people as a community? Guests on the evening include writer and professor Paul Scheffer, journalist and philosopher Charles Smouter, and specialist in the field of asylum Carolus Grütters. Featuring the artistic intervention troupe Dead Horse. Led by Clairy Polak and Lara Staal.
Several members of the group “We Are Here” play on 22nd and 23rd January in the show Labyrinth. On 23rd January, you are invited to play RULE, a transnational game about hospitality by Emke Idema.
Nes 63, NL- 1012 KD, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-7516400
info@frascatitheater.nl ; www.frascatitheater.nl

25/01/2015
The Emergency Exit of the Netherlands: 5 Steps to a Different Return Policy
Gathering organised by Hand in Hand Tegen Racisme – Hand in Hand Against Racism
Topic: asylum-seekers, refugees,
Language: Dutch
How effective is Dutch repatriation policy, if so many refugees end up with illegal status? How could it be improved? In the Rosa Parks Cafe, a creative brainstorming session will take place with the Repatriation and Departure Service, where five experts will pitch their idea for improving the return policy. Repatriation and Departure Service forms the jury and will respond to unsolicited advice. Refugees from the group “We Are Here” will come to the floor to talk about their experience.
Venue: Rosa Parks Café, De Nieuwe Liefde
Da Costakade 102, NL-1053 WP, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +32-3-2811505
info@anti-racisme.be ; www.anti-racisme.be

26/01/2015
Vigil for Peace and Respect
Vigil organised by Hand in Hand Tegen Racisme – Hand in Hand Against Racism
Topic: racism, fascism, discrimination
Language: Dutch
Hand in Hand has explicitly condemned the attacks in Paris and at the same time warned of a possible rise in racism and the risk of a dangerous polarization in our society between Muslims and non-Muslims. Many opinion makers follow us herein and call not to make generalisations about an entire population group, and not to create scapegoats for the crimes of a few fanatics. Besides, these terrorists want nothing more than to divide society in order to gain more followers.
Unfortunately, at the other end of the political spectrum there are also groups that want just more spin from these developments by deliberately stirring up fear and mistrust among the people. Specifically, the so-called “Flemish Pegida” (inspired by Germany) an event in Antwerp “for freedom and against Islamisation” on Monday 26th January. The mere fact that the murdered Parisian police officer Ahmed was a Muslim is conveniently forgotten.
It is necessary to give a signal to all citizens of this country that we do not let us be divided against each other, either by terrorists or by right-wing racists. We are committed to solidarity and against extremism, racism, Islamophobia and discrimination in our society.
Time: 18.30
Mechelseplein, BE-2000, Antwerpen, Belgium
Phone: +32-3-2811505
info@anti-racisme.be ; www.jobdiscriminatie.be

26/01/2015
Freedom, Equality, Fraternity
Demonstration organised by Frankfurt gegen Rassismus
Topic: racism, human rights,
Language: German
Rally for freedom, equality, fraternity – but also against all expressions of fanaticism.
Römerberg 23, D- 60311, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone: +43-1-749633614
office@romano-centro.org ; Facebook

26/01/2015
Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Ceremony organised by European Roma and Travellers Forum
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma, racism
Programme:
-Partisans’ Song
-Address by Mr Thorbjørn JAGLAND, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
-Address by H.E. Mr Didier REYNDERS, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
-Minuet by Johann Sebastian BACH performed on the cello by Amélie ENTZMIGER
-Poem recited by children
-Sonata by Tomaso ALBINONI performed on the flute by Jule MESSMER
-Address by H.E. Ambassador Carmel SHAMA-HACOHEN, Ambassador of Israel to the international institutions in France
-Address by Mr Gheorghe RADUCANU, President of the European Roma and Travellers Forum
-Laying of wreaths in front of the commemorative stone
-El mahle Rahamim, requiem for the victims of Auschwitz by Mr David OUAKNINE, Cantor of the Peace Synagogue of Strasbourg
-European anthem
Venue: Forecourt of the Palais de l’Europe
F-67000, Strasbourg, France
Phone: +33-3-90214331
info@ertf.org ; @ERTFRoma

27/01/2015
Never Again Auschwitz annual
Commemoration organised by Nederlands Auschwitz Comité
Topic: antisemitism
In the frame of: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Language: Dutch
On January 27, 2015 it will be 70 years since Auschwitz and Birkenau were liberated. Each year this historic event is commemorated in Amsterdam, on the last Sunday in January (This year: January 25).
This commemoration will take place at the ‘Auschwitz Never Again-monument’ in the Wertheimpark in Amsterdam. Participants are kindly requested to assemble in the Amsterdam Town Hall (entrance Amstel River) between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
A Silent March will depart from the Town Hall to the Wertheimpark for the main commemoration ceremony at 11:10. The ceremony itself will start at 11:30 and last for approximately 45 minutes. Following the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to lay flowers on the Monument.
Venue: Auschwitz Never Again-monument
Wertheimpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-6723388
info@auschwitz.nl ; www.auschwitz.nl

27/01/2015
Holocaust Memorial Dayannual
Action Day organised by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma, racism
Holocaust Memorial Day was created on 27 January 2000, when representatives from 46 governments around the world met in Stockholm to discuss Holocaust education, remembrance and research. At the end of this meeting, all attendees signed a declaration committing to preserving the memory of those who have been murdered in the Holocaust. This declaration became the statement of commitment which is still used as a basis for HMD activities today.
enquiries@hmd.org.uk ; www.hmd.org.uk

27/01/2015
Chisinau Says Loudly: “Never Again”
Flashmob organised by Fatima, Moldova Without Nazism, Youth Organization of Helsinki Citizens Assembly
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma
The NGOs “Fatima”, “Moldova without Nazism” and Youth Organization of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly call the people of Chisinau to say loudly “Never Again” to crimes against humanity. They invite everyone to come at the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a poster, photo, and picture, collage which would express their attitude to the Holocaust, or their message to society regarding the Holocaust.
The flashmob will be held near the monument “Victims of Fascism” (Calea Orheiului str.36, near Mercedez Benz) – a place where around 10,000 Moldovan citizens were killed between 1941-44 by fascists. Unfortunately not so many people know about this historical monument and the story behind it. Currently the monument is under restoration and its territory is surrounded by a wooden face. At the flashmob, every participant will say one by one his/her main message in public and will put the poster/ photo/ picture/ collage alongside the wooden face of the monument.
Time: 15.00
Calea Orheiului str. 36, Chisinau, Moldova
Phone: +373-22-491099
fatima_ngo@yahoo.com

28/01/2015
The Reserve Army of Labour and International Migration to Britain: Developing a Conceptual Model
Seminar organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
topics: migration
Language: English
This paper develops a conceptual model to examine the relationship between international migration, UK immigration controls, and the structure of the working class in Britain. With a focus on the period 1999-2014, it argues that policy changes are resulting in an increasingly stratified working class. Immigration controls are combining with ‘austerity’ measures to enforce increasingly precarious and exploitative working conditions for sections of migrant labour, as part of a wider reshaping of relations between workers and capital. The paper draws on Marx’s proposal that a fluctuating industrial reserve army of labour is integral to capitalism and places a downward pressure on wages. Whereas many Marxist studies of migration treat the reserve army as an undifferentiated mass, this paper applies Marx’s division of the reserve army into floating, latent and stagnant elements to analyse the findings of a range of recent empirical studies of migration to Britain, including ongoing research with asylum seekers, refugees and Eastern European migrant workers in North East England.
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building Basement Seminar Room
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-141-3301989
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk

29/01/2015
General Assembly for 21 March
General Assembly organised by Comité 21 Maart
Topic: racism, discrimination
Organised in the frame of: International Day Against Racism
On 21 march will be as each year a demonstration organised by the 21 maart comité. They invite social, religious, and political organisations, trade unions, churches, anti-discrimination bureaus and so on to join the general assembly to prepare this demonstration. Furthermore the committee that will continue the preparation will be assembled.
If you would like to join, please send an email to comite21maart@gmail.com.
Time: 19.30-22.00
Venue: Nelson Mandela Centre
Erste Weteringsplantsoen 2c, NL-1017 SJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-6221820
comite21maart@gmail.com ; www.21maartcomite.nl

29/01/2015
After France: Unity – No to fascism, antisemitism, Islamophobia – Defend civil liberties
Public Meeting organised by Unite Against Fascism
Topic: islamophobia, racism, nationalism, fascism
Language: English
A public meeting in response to the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris in January.
Speakers:
Diane Abbott MP, Claude Moraes MEP, Talha Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain National Council Member, Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild, Maz Saleem Daughter of the late Mohammed Saleem, Leon Silver President, East London Central Synagogue, David Rosenberg Author, Battle for the East End, Shamiul Joarder YouElec, Shiplu Miah London Regional Manager MEND, Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett Unite Against Fascism, Joint National Secretaries
Time: 19.00-21.00
Venue: House of Commons, Committee Room 11
Whitehall, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-208-9717426
info@uaf.org.uk ; www.uaf.org.uk ; @uaf

30/01/2015
Anti-Gypsyism and the Holocaust: Remembering the Past and Shaping the Future
Conference organised by European Roma Information Office
Topics: Roma, discrimination
Deadline: 28.01.2015
Language: English
Roma and Sinti have a history of persecution. They have been oppressed and discriminated against for centuries and their persecution reached a climax throughout the Nazi regime during which they were subjected to genocide and deprived of their civil rights. The suffering of Roma and Sinti communities during WWII is mirrored today by persistent practices of discrimination and acts of violence against these populations across Europe. While they constitute the largest ethnic minority in Europe, they alarmingly remain the most hated and discriminated against on a daily basis. Anti-Gypsyism is a reality in today’s Europe and xenophobic sentiments are exacerbated by racist and extremist discourses and by the socio-economic difficulties that Europe has to go through.
Against this backdrop it is urgent to mobilise all efforts to raise awareness about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust in order to fight discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes about these communities and avoid the repetition of Europe’s darkest period. By rediscovering the relatively unknown history of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust, the MemoROM project which is implemented in Belgium, France, Spain, Bulgaria and Germany from December 2013 until March 2015 aims to promote tolerance, mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue between Roma and non-Roma.
Venue: EESC, Van Maerlant building, 2nd floor, room VMA 3
2 rue Van Maerlant, B-1040, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32-2-7333462
office@erionet.eu ; Facebook/erionet.eu ; @ERIO_EU

31/01/2015
Women Café
Café organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: women, asylum seekers, solidarity
The Women Café gives women with a residence permit the opportunity to get to know a particular group of women and to show solidarity with them.
Around 19:00 there will be vegetarian food (free for undocumented migrants, others pay 5, -) and from 20:00 follows the informative part of the evening.
Time: 18.00
Venue: ‘Pepper’
Overtoom 301, NL- 1054 HW, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

February 15

01/02/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Zeist
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
Stichting Los will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
Time: 16.30
Richelleweg 13, NL- 3769 AZ, Soesterberg, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

01/02/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdam monthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

02/02/2015
European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2015annual
Annual Award organised by European Parliament and Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen
Topics: encourage European consciousness, participation in European integration projects
Target group: young people, living in Europe
Aachen, Germany
www.charlemagneyouthprize.eu

02/02/2015-25/02/2015
Movie “Hope”
Movie Screening organised by Amnesty – Movies that Matter Foundation
Topic: migrants
In February the new movie “Hope” will be shown in several movie theaters in the Netherlands. It’s about a woman and a man, Hope and Leonard, who try to get to Europe to live in a better future. The movie won the SACD Award and the Grand Golden Rail in Cannes.
Mo 2. Feb. 19.00 – Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht
Mo 2. Feb. 20.00 – Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
We 4. Feb. 19.30 – Kriterion, Amsterdam
Thu 5. Feb. 19.30 – Lumen, Delft
Su 8. Feb. 14.00 – Filmhuis Den Haag
Su 8 Feb. 15.00 – Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
Mo 9. Feb. 19.00 – Plaza Futura, Eindhoven
Mo 9. Feb. 19.30 – Lumière, Maastricht
Tue 10. Feb. 19.30 – Gigant, Apeldoorn
Tue 10. Feb. 20.00 – Filmtheater Hilversum
Tue 10. Feb. 21.00 – Vera Zienema, Groningen
We 18. Feb. 19.00 – Focus Filmtheater, Arnhem
Tue 24. Feb. 20.00 – Cinema Middelburg
We 25. Feb. 19.00 – Cinecitta, Tilburg
Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-7733621
info@moviesthatmatter.nl ; www.moviesthatmatter.nl

03/02/2015
Aiming Higher: Race, Inequality and Diversity in the Academy
Research Launch organised by Runnymede Trust
Topic: discrimination, racism, minorities
Language: English
The research will be launched in the House of Commons at an event chaired by David Lammy MP, a former higher education minister and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community.
The research covers admissions, attainment, employability, the student experience, curriculum and staffing, and shows continued racial inequalities for the rising numbers of Black and minority ethnic people pursuing higher education in Britain. Confirmed speakers include Les Ebdon, Director of the Office of Fair Access, and academics Claire Alexander (Manchester) and Vikki Boliver (Durham).
Venue: House of Commons, Committee Room 13
Whitehall, GB-SW1A 0AA, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-20-73779222
omar@runnymedetrust.org ; @RunnymedeTrust

05/02/2015
No to Fascist Marine Le Pen at the Oxford Union!
Demonstration organised by Unite Against Fascism
Topic: islamophobia, fascism, racism
Language: English
On 05.02.2015 Marine Le Pen, leader of the fascist Le Front National will be addressing the Oxford Union. UAF has called a demonstration opposing the Oxford Union’s shameful decision. The invitation should have been rescinded. In the aftermath of the Paris shootings, Le Pen has been whipping up Islamophobia, calling for the surveillance of Mosques – an attempt to blame the entire Muslim community for the actions of a handful of terrorists. The cutting edge of Le Pen and the Front National’s advance in the polls, is concessions to Islamophobia by the mainstream political parties. Last week we commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day. We remembered the mass murder of 6 million Jewish people and others. The whole world said “never again”. That means standing up and speaking out against fascism and racism today. For more info and to sign our statement opposing Le Pen at the Oxford Union.
Venue: The Oxford Union
Frewin Court, GB-OX1 3JB, Oxford, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-208-9717426
unite@ucu.org.uk ; www.uaf.org.uk ; #LePenoutofOxfordUnion

06/02/2015
Alternatives to Immigration Detention in the EU
Conference organised by Odysseus Network
Topic: migrants, asylum seekers, refugees
Organised in the frame of: Made Real Project
Deadline: 02.02.2015
Language: English
This conference provides a comprehensive understanding of the EU legal framework on alternatives to detention (ATDs) for asylum seekers and migrants and presents a broad range of practices in selected Member States. The results of the research conducted in the framework of the project will be presented by the coordination team and project partners, together with interventions from practitioners, judges, academics from several EU Member States as well as representatives from EU institutions and international organisations.
Venue: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Salle DUPREEL
44 avenue Jeanne, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32-2-6502111
odysseus@ulb.ac.be ; www.ulb.ac.be

07/02/2015
UAF Protest in Dudley
Street Protest organised by Unite Against Fascism
Topic: islamophobia, racism, nationalism, fascism
The English Defence League (EDL) is using the backlash against Muslims to mobilise for its demonstration in Dudley.
It says it is objecting to plans for a mosque in the area. But since the Paris killings the protest has become a key event for any racists wanting to march against Muslims. Local activists are organising a counter demonstration against the EDL. The demonstration is called by Unite Against Fascism (UAF), and supported by Dudley trades council.
Stone Street, GB- DY1 1NJ, Dudley, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-208-9717426
unite@ucu.org.uk ; Facebook/UAFpage ; @uaf

07/02/2015
Adequate Shelter is Day and Night Shelter
Protest organised by We Are Here 24/7
Topic: refugees, human rights
There will be a protest to send a message to treat refugees as human beings. The protesters will demand the right for refugees to get decent housing: dignified shelter and professional guidance 24 hours per day.
Time: 15:00
Museumsplein, NL-1071, Amsterdam, Netherlands
wijzijnhierNL@gmail.com

08/02/2015
Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Schipholwakes
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

09/02/2015
Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel
Conference organised by Runnymede Trust
Topic: antisemitism, islamophobia, racism
Language: English
Deadline: 30.11.2014
Participation fee: 20 GBP
This conference seeks to explore the multiple, complex and inter-related ways that anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms are being constructed in relation to the question of Palestine/Israel. In particular it seeks to examine how the histories of Zionist settlement, anti-colonial and nation-building struggles and 20th century warfare in the Middle East region are being transformed in the current historical conjuncture. Of particular importance in this context will be ideological and political alliances that have emerged locally, regionally and globally around notions such as the ‘New Antisemitism’, and ‘Islamophobia’ and how these relate to racialised discourses against Jews and Muslims. Drawing on the expertise of scholars and activists from a variety of backgrounds, the aim of the conference will be to serve as a first step for building a transversal anti-racist political vision that will aim to destabilize some of the oppositional dichotomies which are currently hegemonic in discourses around Jews, Muslims and Middle East politics.
Venue: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, GB-WC1H 0XG, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-20-73779222
info@runnymedetrust.org ; www.uel.ac.uk

13/02/2015
Dresden is Wilfully Obstructiveannual
Blockade and CIvil Disobedience organised by Bündnis Dresden Nazifrei! / Infobüro Dresden
Topic: blockade mourning-march of neonazis on the anniversary of bombing of Dresden in World War II which they describe as ‘bombing Holocaust’, mobilise against the march and engage civil disobedience against the demonstration of the nazis
Language: German
Dresden, Germany
Phone: +49-1573-6872276
kontakt@dresden-nazifrei.com ; www.dresden-nazifrei.com

17/02/2015
General Assembly for 21 March
Mobilisation Meeting organised by Comité 21 Maart
Topic: racism, discrimination
Organised in the frame of: International Day Against Racism
On 21 march will be as each year a demonstration organised by the 21 maart comité. They invite social, religious, and political organisations, trade unions, churches, anti-discrimination bureaus and so on to join the general assembly to prepare this demonstration. It’s the second meeting, where the main points of discussion will be mobilisation, the actual plan and the new material.
Time: 19.30-21.00 p.m
Venue: Nelson Mandela Centre
Erste Weteringsplantsoen 2c, NL-1017 SJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-6221820
comite21maart@gmail.com ; www.21maartcomite.nl

18/02/2015
Ash Wednesday Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Netwerk Religieuzen voor Vluchtelingen & Catholic Worker & Baptist
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

20/02/2015-21/02/2015
Preparation of the Intercultural Weekannual
Conference organised by Ökumen. Vorbereitungsauss. zur Interkulturellen Woche
Topic: discuss about the central topics of intercultural week, prepare the germany-wide action week
Language: German
Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49-69-24231460
info@interkulturellewoche.de

21/02/2015
Unite Against Racism and Fascism UAF National Conferenceannual
Conference organised by Unite Against Fascism
Topic: fascism, nationalism, racism
Language: English
Participation fee: 6.00 – 12.00 GBP
This year far right and fascist groups advanced across Europe. The whipping up of racism against immigrants, black communities, increased Islamophobia and Antisemitism has been its cutting edge. The racism of UKIP has been mainstreamed and looks set to worsen with major parties launching a war to outbid each other on attacking immigrant rights. The recent cuts to search and rescue operations for refugees in the Mediteranean epitomise how chilling this agenda has become. The revelations of spying on families of those murdered in racist attacks correlates with the injustice felt around the world following the deaths at the hands of the police of Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and other black people in the US.
UAF played a leading role in electorally defeating Nick Griffin in his MEP seat in 2015 but we cannot be complacent. The far right violent EDL continue to target the Muslim community and are mobilising around the country. This conference is a timely opportunity to discuss the way forward for challenging racism and fascism, bringing together the trade unions, faith and black communities, anti-racist and anti-fascist activists, LGBT representatives, students and young people for this major anti racist and anti fascist annual conference.
Speakers announced: Diane Abbott MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Christine Bucholz Die Linke member of the German Parliament, Ken Livingstone, Shahrar Ali Deputy Leader Green Party, Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Dr. Shuja Shafi Secretary General MCB, Billy Hayes General Secretary CWU, Mark Serwotka General Secretary PCS, Gerry Gable, Editor Searchlight, Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett, Joint National Secretaries, Unite Against Fascism
Venue: TUC Congress House
Great Russell St., GB- WC1B 3LS, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-208-9717426
unite@ucu.org.uk ; www.uaf.org.uk ; Facebook/UAFpage ; @uaf

22/02/2015
Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Dominicus and Keizersgrachtkerk & Studenteneklessia
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

24/02/2015
UN Human Rights Council’s 2015 Session
Conference organised by United Nations Centre for Human Rights
Topic: human rights
On the eve of the UN Human Rights Council’s 2015 session, courageous champions of human rights from around the world will unite to place urgent situations on the international agenda.
Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41-22-7397444

25/02/2015
Commemoration of the February Strike of 1941annual
Commemoration organised by Comité Herdenking Februaristaking 1941
Topics: antisemitism, fascism, racism
Language: Dutch
The Februaristaking (February strike) is a general strike that started on February 25, 1941, in Amsterdam. It was directed aginst anti-Jewish measures, taken by the German occupiers of the Netherlands.
The direct cause were pogroms held in the Jewish neighbourhood in Amsterdam. The strike was struck down the next day already, and did not prevent the large scale deportation and murdering of Jews during the remainder of World War 2.
The February Strike is still commemorated every year, on February 25, with a march past the statue of the Dokwerker, the memorial made for the strike in 1951 and first unveiled in December 1952.
Time: 5pm
Jonas Daniël Meyerplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-5287129
info@februaristaking.nl ; www.februaristaking.nl

28/02/2015
Hand in Hand Against Racism
Social Day organised by Hand in Hand Tegen Racisme – Hand in Hand Against Racism
Topic: diversity, islamophobia
Language: Dutch
Our society is evolving rapidly, approaching a super-diverse society. Many of the features of this we find already in some of our cities. Other cities will follow with an impact on the whole of Flanders. This evolution has put some keen observers to work and resulted in books, articles, research reports etc.
Hand in Hand invite one of these experts to guide the search for the challenges of this for anti-racist practice.
Then they will explore in workshops and interesting methods the opportunities and obstacles of super diversity in the city. Probably with new insights and motivation for efficient approach.
Time: 10-13:00
Zebrastraat 32, BE-9000, Ghent, Belgium
Phone: +32-3-2811505
info@anti-racisme.be ; www.anti-racisme.be

March 15

01/03/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

01/03/2015
Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Evangelische Broeder Gemeenten & Doopsgezinden and Lutheranen
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

02/03/2015
Residential Obligation Still Means Apartheid – Camp Still Means Elimination
Protest organised by The Voice Refugee Forum – Caravan Jena / Africa Forum
Topic: asylum seekers, refugees
Language: German, various languages of refugees
The refugee activists continue their protest against their detention announced in Schwäbisch Gmünd. The rally begins at 12.00 clock in front of the camp and is continued in the afternoon in front of the Rathaus (town hall).
Oberbettringer Str. 176, D- 73525, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Phone: +49-3641-665214
Voice_mail@emdash.org ; www.thevoiceforum.org

03/03/2015-04/03/2015
Facing Facts Forward: For a Victim Approach To Tackling Hate Crimeannual
5th Conference organised by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe
Topic: hate crime
Deadline: 06.02.2015
Language: English
Building on the success of the past four years, Facing Facts! is happy to announce its new phase: Facing Facts Forward! This new phase will include, among the other things, a European Conference in Brussels on the subject of recording and reporting of hate crimes.
Following on from the advocacy successes of recent years, Facing Facts Forward! will continue to facilitate and strengthen the cooperation between governments, law enforcement, prosecutors, civil society organisations and international organisations to tackle hate crimes.
The conference also aims to identify practical steps and infrastructures that such organisations can implement to foster and stimulate long lasting partnerships towards establishing good quality national monitoring systems according to international standards and to encourage victims to report.
Venue: Belgian Royal Library
4 Boulevard De l’ Empereur, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32-2-3443444
ceji@ceji.org ; www.facingfacts.eu

07/03/2015
16th Migration and Human Rights: Perception versus Realityannual
Conference organised by University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre
Topic: migrants, human rights, trafficking
Deadline: 15.01.2015
Language: English
Target group: students
This Conference aims to challenge society’s perception of migration and consider the realities attached to it; from the root causes to the limitations of achieving ‘global’ freedom of movement. What action needs to be taken at national, regional and international levels to combat discrimination and encourage the integration of migrants? What measures can be taken to secure migrants’ economic, social and cultural rights? Do we need to do more to protect vulnerable migrants, including women and children? How can combatting modern slavery protect trafficked and exploited migrants?
Venue: Law and Social Sciences Building, University of Nottingham
University Park, GB-NG7 2RD, Nottingham, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-115-8466309
humanrightsconference@nottingham.ac.uk ; www.nottingham.ac.uk/hrlc/eventsholding/events2014/annual-student-human-rights-conference–call-for-papers.aspx
Facebook/hrlcentre ; @uonhrlc

08/03/2015
Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Stem in de Stad Haarlem and kerken Haarlemmermeer
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

10/03/2015
A Call for Action: Working in Partnership to Tackle Discrimination in Sport
Conference organised by Public Policy Exchange
Language: English
Panel Session One: Stamping out Discrimination in Sport – Towards a National Action Plan • Raise Public and Professional Awareness and Understanding of Racism, Sexism, Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport Practice for CCTV and ANPR
Forthcoming Events
Surveillance by Consent: After the Code of
27th January 2015
• Challenging the Behaviour of Participants and Spectators – Ensuring Abuse is Dealt with Quickly, Robustly and Visibly; Adopting Stiffer Penalties • Consider How to Support Effective and Appropriate Policing of Abusive Maintenance: Towards a Long-Term
Behaviour at Games, in the Community and on the Internet • Explore Working with the Media to Address Racist, Homophobic and Sexist Discrimination within Sports Coverage and Encourage the Promotion of Under- represented Sports • Discuss How to Build Strong Leadership – Widening the Diversity of Board Members, Managers and Coaches, Improving Training of Officials; Providing a Supportive Environment for Players
Panel Session Two:
From Rhetoric to Reality – Working in Partnership to Foster Inclusion and Challenge Prejudice at Grass Roots Level
• Analyse How to Promote Inclusivity in Amateur Clubs – Building Capacity through Community Based Events, Providing Clear Reporting Avenues, Ensuring Diversity Training for Coaches
• Discuss Ways to Encourage Female and LGBT Participation in Sports – Dispelling Stereotypes, Providing Role Models and Mentoring, Promoting Gender Mix Sports/Competitions
• From Disability to Ability – Improving Disabled Access to Sports, Changing Attitudes • Assess Tackling Racist and Homophobic Bullying in Schools and Sports Clubs through Education and a Zero-Tolerance Approach • Assess How to Improve Partnership Working between Sports Delivery Agencies and Clubs, Schools, Local Government and Third Sector – Developing Joint Projects, Sharing Resources
London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-845-6061535
bookings@publicpolicyexchange.co.uk ; @PublicPolicyEx

14/03/2015-22/03/2015
European Action Week Against Racism: Hand in Hand for Diversityannual
Action Week organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topic: racism, discrimination
21 March is the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, established by The General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966 following the brutal murder of 69 protestors in the South African township of Sharpeville in 1960. The massacre occurred while they had gathered to protest against the apartheid laws of the South African government, a regime systematically enforcing racial inequality and segregation. Today racist murders and violence are still commonplace and racial discrimination continues to creep into every corner of our societies.
Join Forces With the European Antiracism Movement
Every year around 21 March, the UNITED Network coordinates the European-wide Action Week Against Racism and calls upon the international community to erase racism, discrimination and intolerance. We urge NGOs, independent and informal groups, schools, local councils and all manner of organisations and individuals to join forces and confront racism with direct action. Whether by organising activities, supporting others or spreading the message, we can tackle racism. Prejudice lives in all of us and so we all have a part to play in erasing it from our environment.
All over Europe
Phone: 31-20-6834778
info@unitedagainstracism.org ; www.weekagainstracism.eu ; Facebook/UnitedActionWeek ; #arw15

15/03/2015
Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by SPA020 & Villa Nova / Vineyard
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

22/03/2015
Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Karmelitaanse familie in NL
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

22/03/2015-27/03/2015
Confronting Antisemitism and Islamophobia
Training – organized by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe
Topic: antisemitism, islamophobia, discrimination
Language: French
Target group: teachers
Participation fee: 750 Euro
At a time when we are seeing violent incidents of anti-semitic and islamophobic nature all over Europe, CEJI offers a training course to educators and teachers being confronted with these events and eager to develop effective working tools, and to participate in the new training module.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +32-2-3443444
ceji@ceji.org ; Facebook/ceji.org ; @cejioffice

23/03/2015
Brainstorm Session: Youth Unemployment
Youth Discussion organised by Netwerk Wereldburgers FNV
Topic: youth, discrimination
You’re young, graduated and ready for work. And yet you are still having trouble getting an interview for a job. Is it the crisis? Your lack of experience? Or is it your name?
In collaboration with Committee 21 March, there will be a brainstorming session about unemployment and labor market discrimination. On these topics, young Amsterdammers will discuss with each other and with experts in education, trade and politics, as well as employers.
The evening is led by young rapper Redouan Ouled Radi and columnist Hafsa Mahraoui. There are also performances by rapper Ahmed Ayoub and singer / producer Lynes, a young musical talent from Amsterdam East.
Come to brainstorm and think about solutions!
Speakers include:
Nevin Özütok, Member of the Executive Board of Directors committee Amsterdam East (Green Left), Simon Bornstein, CNV Connective / Education, Biedjai Opasie, Network World Citizens FNV presentation with Black Book Youth Unemployment, Encho Muzo, JBO – Vocational Youth Organisation, Larbi Ben Alliou, EMCEMO (Euro-Mediterranean Centre Migration & Development), Zerrin Garipcan, Candidate – Labour
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Venue: Club JACO
Rhijnspoorplein 1a, NL-1091 GC, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-88-3680368
diversiteit@bg.fnv.nl ; www.dynamo-amsterdam.nl

28/03/2015
Migrants Contribute
Cultural Event organised by Migrants’ Rights Network
Topic: migrants
On Saturday 28th March there will be a celebratory ‘take over’ of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre as the Latin American community rises against the increasing levels of racism and xenophobia both in the press and increasingly being used as a political tool. The Latin American community is organizing a celebratory event to highlight the invaluable contribution that migrant entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, professionals and organizations make to British society.
The event will see a series of spaces hosting musical and theatrical performances, art workshops for children, speakers and exhibitions, and voter registration pop up all over the shopping centre, which is a focal point for business activity and community life in the area. The event will then move to the nearby Coronet theatre at 5:00pm for 8:30pm finale.
Elephant and Castle, often nicknamed ‘the Latin quarter’, is home to the largest and oldest Latin American business cluster in London. There are 80 Latin American businesses in the Elephant and Castle area, each employing on average between 1-5 people, and attracting large number of visitors and customers to the area.
Time: 14.00-20.30
Venue: Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Elephant & Castle, GB-SE1 6SD, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-20-73369412
info@migrantsrights.org.uk ; www.migrantsrights.org.uk ; Facebook

28/03/2015
Exploring Access to Mental Health Care Services for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Patients
Research Seminar organised by Scottish Universities Insight Institute
Topic: minorities, migrants, human rights
The rising prevalence of mental illness is a growing concern for European societies and access to mental health care one of the top public health priorities. In addition, as more and more people migrate and settle or take refuge in countries (including Scotland) with a dominant language other than their own, the need for interpreting/cultural mediation in mental health care settings is also on the increase.
In a healthcare encounter, when patient and provider do not share a language, a healthcare interpreter facilitates the talk and enables communication. These three co-participants, ie. patients seeking care, providers supplying it, and healthcare interpreters co-ordinating the talk, belong to different speech communities. Members of these diverse cultural groups and speech communities often understand health, disease, pain and health-care practices differently. In addition, in some medical settings (eg. mental health) it is often the case that linguistic minorities are vulnerable groups and, therefore, power differentials between providers and patients become salient.
This programme will bring together mental health practitioners, interpreters, health care administrators, policy makers and academics to discuss the most salient issues in the provision of mental health care to linguistically diverse patients with the goal of understanding systemic difficulties and enhancing provision.
22 Richmond Street, GB-G1 1XQ, Glasgow, Great-Britain
Phone: +44 141 548 4051/5930
www.scottishinsight.ac.uk

29/03/2015
Palm Sunday – Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Churches from Amsterdam South-East
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

April 15

03/04/2015
Good Friday – Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Franciscaanse Vredeswacht
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

05/04/2015
Eastern – Vigil Detention Center Schiphol
Vigil organised by Oecumenisch Vuur
Topics: asylum-seekers, refugees, detention
In this prison are many people who are not allowed to remain in the Netherlands because they do not have the right papers. With these vigils they want to give a sign of solidarity with the border prisoners. We also want to make clear that we have big questions at the detention of people who have done nothing wrong.
Duizendbladweg 100, NL- 1171 VA, Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
Phone: +31-6-30295461
noelhuis@antenna.nl ; www.schipholwakes.nl

05/04/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

18/04/2015
Against Nazis, Racism and Social Robberyannual
Rally organised by Antifascist Alliance Braunau Gegen Rechts
Topic: show antifascist presence especially in Braunau place of birth of Hitler, be active against right-wing extremist structures
Language: German
Braunau am Inn, Austria
demo@braunau-gegen-rechts.at ; www.braunau-gegen-rechts.at

20/04/2015-22/04/2015
Interculturalism in Historical Education
Conference organised by POLIN – Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Topic: discrimination, antisemitism, racism, hate speech, human rights
Deadline: 15.01.2015
Language: English
Target group: researchers, practitioners, museum professionals, NGOs, educators
In the frame of: “The Jewish Cultural Heritage” project supported by EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
We will address the question of how to use knowledge and reflection about the past to build attitudes of openness in today’s globalising world and harness the potential of diversity on the local level. We will look at methodologies of intercultural learning, civic education and education on human rights, paying particular attention to how to use education to prevent and combat discrimination, antisemitism, racism and hate speech.
We will consider the perspective of both practitioners and researchers. The conference will be an opportunity to discuss, exchange, brainstorm and connect with representatives of Polish and European organizations and institutions.
Warsaw, Poland
Phone: +48-22-4710300
mprus@polin.pl ; Facebook/jewishmuseum ; @polinmuseum

21/04/2015
Whose Story is it Anyway?
Panel Discussion organised by Counterpoints Arts and Platforma Arts & Refugees Network, Index on Censorship / Writers & Scholars International
Topic: migrants, refugees
Participation fee: 5 GBP
Writers discuss the representation of refugees in novels and plays. What ethical questions are involved? Is there a responsibility to represent refugees positively? How do you balance reportage with storytelling? What responsibility, if any, does the creative writer have to represent refugees positively or to tackle negative views?
Featured writers:
Nadifa Mohamed, author of Black Mamba Boy (winner of the Betty Trask Prize) and The Orchard Of Lost Souls. (“A haunting and intimate portrait of the lives of women in war-torn Somalia . . . it captures the bleakness of war and the triumph of the human spirit.” —Meenakshi Venkat, New York Journal of Books)
Chris Cleave, author of books including The Other Hand (“A powerful piece of art… shocking, exciting and deeply affecting.” – Independent). His other novels are Incendiary and Gold. He won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award and was short-listed for the Costa Book Prize for The Other Hand.
Zodwa Nyoni, poet and playwright whose play Nine Lives is set to for a UK Tour later this year (“Nyoni’s interweaving of naturalism and poetry is superb, and lifts this show far beyond documentary, into unforgettable solo drama about one of the key experiences of our time.” The Scotsman). Her new play Boi Boi Is Dead also opens in 2015.
Tim Finch, author of The House Of Journalists (“A savagely funny broadside aimed at the industry of suffering” Metro “[An] effective mixture of often-light comedy and often-brutal reportage from the front line against tyranny” Daily Mail) and former Director of Communications at the Refugee Council.
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: RixMix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, GB-E1 6LA, London,Great-Britain
Phone: +44-20-72602660
enquiries@indexoncensorship.org ; www.indexoncensorship.org

23/04/2015
Unwelcome: Homeless EU Migrants, the Law, Rights and Challenges
Conference organised by AIRE Centre – Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre
Topic: migrants, human rights
On 23 April The AIRE Centre will bring together lawyers, academics and voluntary organisations at a conference to share experiences and brainstorm ideas on the topic of homeless EU migrants in London.
The event will focus on the legality of removing homeless EU nationals to their home countries and creating innovative European law-based solutions to counteract the impact of recent legal changes on vulnerable individuals.
Speakers will include: Nuala Mole and Matthew Moriarty (The AIRE Centre), Richard Drabble, QC (Landmark Chambers), Bojana Asanovic (Lamb Building), Rita Chada (Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London), Laura Greason (Roma Support Group), Jed Meers (University of York).
Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre
17 Red Lion Square, GB-WC1R 4QH, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-20-78314276
info@airecentre.org

23/04/2015
Supporting Refugee and Asylum-seeking Women: Celebration
Celebration organised by The IARS International Institute
Topic: refugees, asylum seekers
Participation fee: voluntary donation
The IARS International Institute is pleased to invite you to our “Abused No More” celebration event held in support of the achievements of refugee and asylum seeking women.
The event culminates the organisation’s 3 year Comic Relief funded Refugee and Asylum-seeking project through which they developed an evidence-based, user-led training and awareness-raising programme focusing on the impact of gender-related violence on refugee and asylum-seeking women, and the need for a gender-sensitive treatment of this group.
Hosted by IARS Trustees and under the direction of Dr. Natalia Paszkiewicz and refugee women, they hope to bring you an exciting evening of engagement and empowerment through a line up of esteemed speakers, social enterprises, as well as an Amnesty UK theatre performance highlighting the voice of women:
The event will be showcasing ‘Even if we lose our lives’ by Ice & Fire, a collaboration with Amnesty UK, intended as a resource to support Amnesty’s on-going campaign to end violence against women in Afghanistan. The script is drawn from in-depth interviews with three Afghan women fighting for peace and protection for women’s rights.
There will be a motivational talk by Sarian Kamara, a case worker for victims of crime, FGM facilitator, and a campaigner against FGM.
The organisers will be providing a platform for inspiring social enterprises including:
Chickpeas Sisters: a group of refugee and migrant women who aim to provide empowerment through their organisation, by giving women the necessary business skills to excel in the catering industry whilst allowing them to earn money doing something they love.
HOPE jewellery: working with survivors of Human Trafficking, and victims of sexual and domestic abuse in South Yorkshire, with the aim of providing skills, knowledge, training, and confidence to be able to support themselves and their family financially in the future.
A variety of stalls by the women themselves, an auction as well as other engaging activities on the programme, giving you an opportunity to win prizes you won’t want to miss.
IARS look forward to welcoming you on what looks to be a great evening for an even greater cause, as we come together to not only learn from what these women have survived, but also celebrate what they have achieved since, and support them in what they hope to accomplish in the future.
Time: 18.00-21.00
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, UCL
Gower Street, GB-WC1E 6BT, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44 20 706 44380
contact@iars.org.uk ; www.iars.org.uk

May 15

01/05/2015-31/05/2015
Exposition “Retour to Sender”
Installation organised by Museum De Koloniehof, Marijke Traast-Bos
Topic: refugees
The artist Marijke Traast (from eMeLatelier) has made an installation at the exhibition “Retour sender” at museum de Koloniehof and has used the UNITED List of deaths for this.
Koningin Wilhelminalaan 87, NL-8382 GC, Frederiksoord, Netherlands
www.dekoloniehof.nl/wp/?page_id=88

03/05/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

04/05/2015-09/05/2015
Overcome All Borders: UNITED Against Intolerance
Conference organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action in cooperation with Movimiento Contra la Intolerancia (E)
Topic: migrants, discrimination
Language: English
This conference will focus on the intolerance migrants face in Europe with an emphasis on the scapegoating reaction to migration at Southern European borders. The aim of this conference is to create ideas, vision, and strategies to counter this intolerance and the lack of a strong and humane political vision.
Malaga, Spain
Phone: +31-20-6834778
info@unitedagainstracism.org ; www.unitedagainstracism.org ; @UNITED__Network

07/05/2015
Marxism Festival
Festival organised by CIVIS Medienstiftung für Integration & kulturelle Vielfalt
Topic: media, integration
Language: English, German
CIVIS is once again honouring programmes broadcast on radio, television and on the Internet which promote the peaceful co-existence of people from the most diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds. We are seeking entries which reflect the rapid transformation of our European societies. For the media are instrumental in shaping the image of these developments and can render a crucial contribution towards fostering social integration. Yet following the successful integration policies adopted in many European countries, the EU is now confronted with new challenges.
For Europe has not become any more secure. And in attempting to cross the EU’s external borders thousands of people are dying each year. Due to their impact upon minorities, global migration and international crises, as in Syria or Iraq, now have a direct bearing upon the domestic political situation within the EU.
In addition to flight and asylum, the focus now is very much on the development of an integrated and culturally diverse society, which does not gloss over potential conflicts, and which ensures equality, recognition and participation in society’s opportunities – regardless of national, ethnic or religious background. Integration is a mutual process, involving each and every one of us. CIVIS is dedicated to supporting this process of European integration and mediating these issues effectively to the general public. I cordially invite you to participate in the European CIVIS Media Prize 2015 by submitting your contributions.
Venue: European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, BE- 1047, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +49-221-2775870
civis@civismedia.eu

07/05/2015-08/05/2015
Conference on European Migration Law 2015 – Annual event
Conference organised by Academy of European Law
Topic: migration
Language: English
Target group: In-house counsel, lawyers in private practice, lawyers working for employers’ associations and trade unions, EU and ministry officials
Participation fee: 590 €
Conditions of entry and residence of labour migrants: highly-skilled workers, intra-corporate transferees, seasonal workers, students and researchers
Coherence of the EU legislative framework
Challenges and best practices in the implementation of the Blue Card Scheme
Intra-EU mobility
Attractiveness of the single residence permit and labour migrants’ rights
Latest developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and of the European Court of Human Rights
Rue de l’Aqueduc 118, B-1050, Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +49-651-937370
ageibel@era.int ; www.era.int/?125009&en

07/05/2015-11/05/2015
30th Black International Cinema Berlin – Visuals to improve Reality!annual
Film Festival organised by Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema
Topic: minorities
Deadline: 15.01.2015
The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.
Furthermore, Black International Cinema Berlin is open to ALL filmmakers and contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce prejudice and support a peaceful and respectful living together in our multi-faceted societies.
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz, D-10825, Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49-30-7821621
bicdance@aol.com ; www.blackinternationalcinema.de

10/05/2015- 15/05/2015
A Classroom of Difference
Training Course organised by CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe
Topic: youth, discrimination
Language: French
Participation fee: 700 Euro
This course uses interactive and participatory methods, participants will learn from each other with the help of trainers (who will use appropriate teaching methods). The objectives of the programme are:
– to develop a common language for education for diversity and a transversal approach to diversity in the context of citizenship education
– to help create an environment that legitimises differences to justify the respect of common standards
– to develop the ability to recognise bias and discriminatory behavior; practical skills to cope
– to demonstrate critical and review policies and practices of equal treatment
– to experiment steps and exercises
Prague, Czech Republic
Phone: +32-2-3443444
ceji@ceji.orgwww.ceji.org ; Facebook/ceji.org ; @cejioffice

16/05/2015-17/05/2015
Marxism Festivalannual
Festival organised by Internationale Socialisten
Topic: antiracism, islamophobia, human rights
Language: Dutch
Participation fee: weekend 20€, saturday 15€, sunday 10€
The Marxism Festival is the annual meeting place for activists and leftwing politicians in the Netherlands. A weekend full of criticism of the system, political theory and discussions about the most relevant issues of the moment. The discussions this year include the fight over the University of Amsterdam, an upcoming antiracist action and the battle against neoliberalism in Europe.
Speakers: Dyab Abou JahJah – Movement X, Anja Meulenbelt – socialist and feminist, Peter Mertens – PVDA Belgium, Mitchell Esajas – New Urban Collective, Kick-Out Zwarte Piet, Andy Durgan – En Lluita, Catalonia, Dan Hassler-Forest – Rethink UvA, Maureen van der Pligt – SP Amsterdam, Sinan Çankaya – cultural anthropologist, Donya Alinejad – AUC, Rethink UvA, Vicky – griekse activiste, ReInform, Abulkasim al-Jaberi – Back to Palestine, Peyman Jafari – politicoloog UvA, Internationale Socialisten
Venue: CREA Amsterdam
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, NL- 1018 WV, Amsterdam, Netherlands
marxisme@socialisme.nu ; www.socialisme.nu ; Facebook

20/05/2015-22/05/2015
Learn to Empower Against Exclusion
Empowerment Training organised by RADAR Rotterdam-Rijnmond & Brabant-Noord
Topic: islamophobia, discrimination
Language: Dutch
Target group: anyone who works with people for whom empowerment can be very beneficial.
Participation fee: 10€, 2½ day training, a reader afterwards, 3x lunch and 2x dinner
The program is made up of a number of modules:
Identity, Diversity, Together Self-Reliance, Social action.
The program consists of a mix of theory and interactive exercises, both individually and in small groups or plenary.
Grotekerkplein 5, NL- 3011 GC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-4113911
d.sarmo@radar.nl ; www.radar.nl

22/05/2015-25/05/2015
Africa Daysannual
Festival organised by Event Focus
Topics: African culture, dialogue between different cultures, reducing bias and stereotypes
Language: German and languages spoken in Africa
The heart of the Africa Festival Munich is the African market, with first-class, exclusive handcrafts, musical instruments, clothing and textiles, jewelry, sculptures and masks, art and artifacts, books and CDs with traditional and modern African music. Bars provide African food, cocktails and drinks for the physical welfare of the visitors. The artists come from all over Africa to Germany to make the unique art and culture of Africa, the vitality and joie de vivre of Africa for the visitors palpable.
Theresienwiese, Munich, Germany
www.muenchen.afrika-tage.de ; Facebook/Afrikafestival

25/05/2015-26/05/2015
International Conference – The Holocaust in Southeastern Europe
International conference organised by Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma
Deadline: 12.12.2014
Language: Romanian and English
The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania and the Mandel Center are co-organizing an interdisciplinary conference on the Holocaust in Southeastern Europe. This two-day conference will bring together scholars from all disciplines working on the Holocaust in the Southeastern tier of Europe to share their research with each other and the public. The conference seeks to stimulate discussion and debate on current research on the Holocaust, and to foster interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation among scholars of the topic in the region. It will highlight new research in such areas as atrocities, mass killing, and mass graves; the radicalisation of local politics during Nazi occupation; forced and slave labor; the dynamics of complicity and collaboration; everyday life on the front and under occupation; plunder, robbery, and expropriation; refugees and displaced persons; understudied victims; gender; the cultural politics of representation and commemoration in the aftermath; contemporary Holocaust revisionism and denial, and manifestations of antisemitic and anti-Romani prejudice; and communities and identities forged around the experiences of war and genocide.
Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40-21-3180939
office@inshr-ew.ro ; www.ushmm.org  ; Facebook/holocaustmuseum ; @holocaustmuseum

26/05/2015
Transforming the Immigration System and Recruiting Non-UK Nationals
Conference organised by Public Policy Exchange
Topic: migrants
Deadline: 27.02.2015
Language: English
With immigration now one of the most important issues facing Britain, this timely symposium provides an opportunity for policy makers, local authorities, HR/recruitment officers and advisers, legal professionals and other key stakeholders to understand the current immigration landscape and its impact on vetting and recruiting non-UK workers and students. Participants will also gain a valuable update on the Government’s immigration reforms and consider the priorities for the new parliament.
London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-845-6061535
bookings@publicpolicyexchange.co.uk / info@publicpolicyexchange.co.uk
www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk ; @PublicPolicyEx

30/05/2015
13th ‘Market of Cultures’annual
Festival organised by Aktion Zivilcourage and others
Topics: cultural diversity, inclusion of migrants
Language: German and many more
Pirna, Germany
Phone: +49-3501-460880
post@aktion-zivilcourage.de ; www.aktion-zivilcourage.de

June 15

07/06/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

10/06/2015
A Boat to the Europeen Parliament – Ferry Not Frontex
Demonstration organised by Collectif pour une autre politique migratoire, TEJE – Travailler Ensemble Jeunes et Engagé-e-s
Topic: migrants, refugees
In protest against continued deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean due to the fatal policies of Fortress Europe, the Strasbourg-based campaign group Collectif pour une autre politique migratoire will sail a boat down the Rhine past the European Parliament building and the seat of the European Court of Human Rights.
Time: 16.30
Allée du Printemps, F-67000, Strasbourg, France
strasbourg@teje.fr ; www.teje.fr
Facebook

12/06/2015-13/06/2015
Picum General Assembly 2015
Conference organised by Platform Internat. Cooperat. on Undocumented Migrants
Topic: migrants
Picum will hold its general assembly in Brussels in June.
Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32-2-2101780
info@picum.org

12/06/2015-23/06/2015
TRAYCE – Training of Trainers for Youth in the Council of Europe
Training organised by Council of Europe
Topic: human rights
Deadline: 10.03.2015
Participation fee: 60 Euros
Throughout this training course, 25 participants will:
-gain a good understanding of the Council of Europe’s institutional framework, values, principles and practices underlying non-formal education with young people in the Council of Europe and in developing coherence and consistent non-formal education training activities;
-develop competences to design, run and evaluate non-formal education and training activities at European level, based on an adequate needs analysis and using appropriate methodologies;
-explore the notion of quality in non-formal education and training activities and how to apply it;
-advocate the role of training and non-formal education within the current priorities of European and national youth policies;
-reflect on the ethical, professional and social implications of working as a trainer in non-formal education;
-learn how to guide and facilitate intercultural processes in non-formal education settings;
-learn how to manage a non-formal education and training project effectively;
-reflect on the contribution of non-formal education and training to the development of a human rights culture.
Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +33-3-88412000
www.youthapplications.coe.int

13/06/2015
16th Zagreb Pride 2015annual
Parade organised by Zagreb Pride
Topic: LGBTI rights
Target group: LGBTI people
Gay Pride Parade in Zagreb Pride is the most important annual protest, demonstration and public political gathering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex and queer people.
Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: +385-95-9021445
info@zagreb-pride.net ; www.zagreb-pride.net ; Facebook/zagrebpride ; @zagrebpride

15/06/2015
Mini-Conference Islamophobia & Discrimination
Conference organised by RADAR Rotterdam-Rijnmond & Brabant-Noord, Platform INS
Topic: islamophobia, discrimination
Language: Dutch
Many people in the Netherlands are negative towards Muslims and these negative images are associated with all forms of discrimination and exclusion of this group.
Platform INS and anti-discrimination agency RADAR organized in 2012 and 2013 a series of training on “Islamophobia and discrimination” in Rotterdam. Soon a description of the methodology is also being published this unique training. This methodology will enable individuals and organizations to gain knowledge about the training and to organize them yourself.
In this context Platform INS and RADAR invite you to come to the conference on “Islamophobia and discrimination”. The description of the methodology and a lecture will be given on the topic.
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Rochussenstraat 221, NL-3021 NT, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-8744 06 24 23
s.evsen@platformins.nl ; www.radar.nl

17/06/2015
Life Jackets
Action Week organised by Le Monde des Possibles – The World of Possibilities
Topic: migrants, refugees
Liege-based NGO Le Monde des Possibles is organising a demonstration against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, where they will use the UNITED list of Migrant Deaths.
Time: 3pm
Liege, Belgium
Phone: +32-4-2320292
lemondedespossibles@skynet.be ; www.possibles.domainepublic.net/

17/06/2015
Nazis out of our Neighbourhoods
Demonstration organised by Antifascist Committee Madrid – Coord. Antifascista Madrid, Antirracistas Chamberí and Tetúan Obrero Antifascista
Topic: fascim
Language: Spanish
A 17 years has been brutally attacked from behind by three neo-Nazis. This new aggression shows the radical acts of neo-Nazism and fascism in the streets. To this we must add the impunity by the Spanish state and its repressive bodies, which not only tolerates these attacks, but also finances them and facilitates their arrival to public institutions.
They took the opportunity to attend the mobilisation of a protest against fascist and neo-Nazi attacks. We must unite our forces to organise a response to this type of attacks by the extreme right, and keep back his hate speech and violence. We will not allow these genocidal ideologies continue attacking the working class.
No aggression without response!
Time: 20:00 pm
Calle Cea Bermúdez, 2, E-28003, Madrid, Spain
international@madrid.antifa.es ; www.madrid.antifa.es

20/06/2015
International Refugee Dayannual
Campaign organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topic: refugees, asylum seekers
On 4th December 2001 the UN General Assembly Resolution proclaimed 20th June as the World Refugee Day. In occasion of this date various activities (demonstrations, conferences, festivals and exhibitions) in support of refugees will take place all over Europe.
Since several years UNITED co-ordinates an international refugee campaign where the mail issues emphasizes are:
– Denouncing the European policies in matter of asylum and immigration that are more and more restrictive, as result of which UNITED documented more than 20.000 death cases of refugees and asylum seekers who had died at Europe’s borders and inside detention and deportation centres all over Europe.
– Promoting a society where migrants and asylum seekers have not to face racism and discrimination.
– Showing Refugees not as victims of circumstances but as individuals who are contributing to the cultural enrichment and the diversity of society.
UNITED calls upon organisations to contribute to this awareness raising campaign. Keep the secretariat informed about your activities. For further information visit our site, look under campaigns.
All over Europe
Phone: +31-20-6834778
info@unitedagainstracism.org ; www.unitedagainstrefugeedeaths.eu ; Facebook/UNITEDAgainstRefugeeDeaths ; @UNITED__Network

21/06/2015
People’s Solidarity, Against Racism and Discrimination
Public Event organised by Antifascist Committee Madrid – Coord. Antifascista Madrid, Banco de Alimentos de Tetuán and Despensa Solidaria Chamberí
Topic: racism, discrimination
Language: Spanish
Chat with the Banco de Alimentos de Tetuán and Despensa Solidaria Chamberí about racism and discrimination
Collaborate! Bring your non-perishable food and hygiene products for babies.
Time: 19:00 pm
Calle Casarrubuelos 5; E-28015; Madrid; Spain
international@madrid.antifa.es ; www.madrid.antifa.es

22/06/2015-26/06/2015
Roma Youth – Building Bridges
Study Session organised by Roma Students Association
Topic: Roma
Deadline: 30/04/2015
Language: English
Participation fee: 50 €
The aim of the Study Session is to facilitate the dialogue and participation between Roma and non-Roma on the future of European youth programmes that promote learning about European diversity and to enhance participation of young Roma.
Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +40-21-2123750
info@feryp.org ; www.ferypusb.wix.com/ferypusb

22/06/2015-03/07/2015
11th Migration Summer School: Multiple Approaches to Migration: Challenges at Origin and Destinationannual
Summer school organised by Migration Policy Centre – Robert Schuman Centre
Topic: migration
Deadline: 06/04/2015
Language: English
Participation fee: 2200 Eur.
Participants of the 11th Migration Summer School will study, through a variety of disciplinary approaches, the challenges that migration poses for countries of origin and destination. In countries of origin, migration can bring development, through various forms of remittances, but it can also exacerbate already existing socio-economic inequalities. In countries of destination, host societies benefit from new sources of labour, but many find it difficult to ensure the full integration of immigrants and their descendants. In the European context in particular, a number of countries are currently struggling with how to modify citizenship laws that currently exclude European-born children of foreign parents.
Florence, Italy
Phone: +39-055-4685817
mpc@eui.eu ; www.migrationpolicycentre.eu ; Facebook/MigrationPolicyCentre

23/06/2015
Movies that Matter: Refugees, who needs them?
Film Screening organised by Amnesty Volunteers Amsterdam organised by
Topic: Refugees
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Amnesty Volunteers Amsterdam invite you to a special Movies That Matter screening with an introductory speaker to mark World Refugee Day.
The movie, “Refugees, who needs them?” shot in 2012, takes a close look at the treatment of and attitude towards refugees here in the Netherlands, and is featured as part of our Movies that Matter film series.
As the debate on immigration rages across the Netherlands and Europe, the Dutch government invites some refugees in. Five of these invited refugees wonder if the continent that reluctantly accepted them is actually involved in creating the conditions that made them flee in the first place. Refugees: Who Needs Them?, shot over the course of 2011, is an entertaining, often humorous and ultimately moving film experience on new arrivals from Libya, Ethiopia, China and Bhutan. 75min, tickets 4 Euros each.
Time: 20.00
Overtoom 301, NL- 1054 HW, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-20-7733621
info@moviesthatmatter.nl ; www.meetup.com/…

24/06/2015
Badge Competition
Art Competition organised by The Romani Cultural and Arts Company
Topic: Roma
Deadline: 01.05.2015
The ‘Design-a-Badge’ competition is open to all Primary schools in Wales and culminates in a Gala event on Wednesday 24th June 2015 at St David’s Hall in Cardiff. The competition supports the National Literacy & Numeracy Framework and is open to all children with two entry categories available: Key Stage 1 entries and Key Stage 2 entries. This is the perfect way to celebrate big themes such as diversity and equality as well as an opportunity to explore history and culture in an exciting way. Be inclusive, be included, get involved!
All participating schools will receive a thank you letter and certificate of participation. Winning designs will be produced as a set of badges for distribution by the Romani Cultural and Arts Company throughout 2015. Prizes for winners will be presented on Wednesday 24th June 2015, in Cardiff by Dr Daniel Baker and Isaac Blake.
St Davids Hall, Cardiff, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-2920-786439
isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk ; www.romaniarts.co.uk ; @Romaniarts

25/06/2015-27/06/2015
12th IMISCOE Conference Rights, Democracy and Migration – annual
Conference organised by IMISCOE – Intern Migration Integration & Social Cohesion
Topic: migrants, asylum seekers, human rights
Deadline: 15.01.2015
Language: English
Undocumented migrants – including “illegal”, overstayers, rejected applicants for asylum, non-registered EU-migrants, or formerly “regular” migrants – are typically marginal to the rights and service provision of receiving societies, although with strong variations across and within them. Their claims and needs are often addressed, if at all, by grassroots civil society initiative and through their informal ethnic networks, rather than via institutional welfare provision. Their very existence may be a source of major ethical and substantive dilemmas to welfare practitioners and their agencies, against a background of generally hostile public opinions.
Our session, which is expected to form part of the IMISCOE 2015 conference in Geneva, AIMS to advance knowledge and the public debate on the position, entitlements and protection of undocumented migrants, vis-à-vis all sort of social and healthcare agencies or receiving societies.
Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +31-20-5253715
crul@fsw.eur.nl

29/06/2015-10/07/2015
Performing Romani: Strategy and Critique
Summer School organised by Summer University
Topic: Roma
Deadline: 14.02.2015
Language: English
The Summer School will focus on the nexus between Romani studies and performance, with special attention paid to questions of visual culture and representation. The disquiet around increasing violence against and marginalisation of Roma across Europe lends this course a special urgency. The course will focus particularly on the enduring hierarchies, exclusions and stereotypes that Romani communities and individual citizens face in everyday life and in multiple sites and structures of the nation-state. It will explore artistic practice—particularly in the area of performance—with an eye toward openings for disruption and contestation, and will analyse the Romani histories across Europe and globally through the prism of post-colonial critique and the possibilities of decolonisation.
The summer school will bring together academics and students with artists, activists and community stakeholders in a partnership that focuses on knowledge production and best practice. The school will be led by eminent Roma and non-Roma, and will feature outstanding Romani scholars and policymakers amongst its faculty.
Organisers are especially interested in recruiting young scholars of Romani background, (Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty) with a proven relevant research and teaching record, in the field of performance studies, history, sociology, political science or related humanities and social science disciplines. While the course is primarily aimed at encouraging young academics and those who are thinking of taking up an academic career to integrate Romani Studies and socio-cultural dimensions of performance practice and policy issues in their future research and teaching, it will also be of help to performance and other arts practitioners, policymakers and public servants, and others who deal with Romani communities in policy-making institutions.
H-1245, Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36-1-327-3811
summeru@ceu.hu ; www.summer.ceu.hu

July 15

02/07/2015
Insert, Driving Slowly, Holding Distance, Carpooling or Speeding?
Debate organised by RADAR Rotterdam-Rijnmond & Brabant-Noord
Topic: migrants
Deadline: 30.06.2015
Language: Dutch
The Event includes a debate focussing on integration as a common process and the question where people need to integrate. The new integration policy document of Rotterdam will be the basis of the dicussion.
Ruben Gowricharn (Professor of Social Cohesion and Transnational Studies at Tilburg University) and Ireen van der Lem (project Opzoomer Mee) will participate in the conversation. Besides Sander Zweerts de Jong (visual artist) will record it and is making notes that will go around in public. Later on the audience will split up into groups to work on an alternative agenda in response or in addition to the policy document. The question will be how an integrated city looks like. With this evening they hope to clarify thinking and talking about integration in Rotterdam and having an positive influence on the improvements for the policy document.
Time: 20:00 pm – 22:00 pm
Gerardscholtenstraat 129, NL-3035 SJ, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-4113911
info@radar.nl ; www.123formulier.nl ; Facebook

05/07/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

05/07/2015-10/07/2015
Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance
Summer School organised by Tom Lantos Institute
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma, racism
Deadline: 06/04/2015
Language: English
The Summer School combines substantive education with skills training. It employs a multidisciplinary approach that complements Holocaust education with human rights training. In its methodology it combines collective memory workshops with the discussion of relevant cases of human rights violations and the teaching of skills to prevent and counter these violations. The principle goal of this training is to develop understanding of the ways collective memories of traumatic past events shape inter-community relations in the present. Furthermore, the training situates prejudice and genocide in the context of human rights and democratic values.
Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36-1-2090024
info@tomlantosinstitute.hu ; www.tomlantosinstitute.hu ; Facebook/TomLantosInstitute ; @TLIBudapest

06/07/2015-15/07/2015
The Venice Academy of Human Rights – annual
Academy organised by European Inter-University Ctr. Human Rights & Democratisation
Topic: human rights
Deadline: 15/05/2015
Events language: English
Target group: Academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students.
Participation fee: 500 €
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge.
Venice, Italy
Phone: +39-041-2720911
secretariat@eiuc.org ; www.eiuc.org/…
Facebook/eiuc.venice ; Twitter/@EIUC

06/07/2015-24/07/2015
International Summer School in Forced Migration
Summer School organised by Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development
Topic: migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, human rights
Deadline: 01.05.2015
Language: English
The International Summer School in Forced Migration fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policymakers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants.
The Summer School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.
Venue: Wadham College, Parks Road
3 Mansfield Road, GB-OX1 3PN, Oxford, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-1865-281720
rsc@qeh.ox.ac.uk ; www.rsc.ox.ac.uk ; Facebook/refugeestudiescentre ; @refugeestudies

09/07/2015
Racial Discrimination and Criminal Justice in the EU
Panel Discussion organised by British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Topic: discrimination, racism
The 2012 convictions for the murder of Stephen Lawrence again brought into sharp focus the problematic interaction between racial discrimination and criminal justice. However, this is not just a British problem. Join a panel of leading voices from politics, academia and legal practice to as they explore issues at the nexus of race, EU law and policing.
Speakers:
Ben Bowling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Kings College London.
Momodou Jallow is the Vice-President for the European Network Against Racism in Europe.
Dr Alpa Parmar is Departmental Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Oxford.
Leslie Thomas QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers.
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, GB-SW1Y 5AH, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44 20 7969 5200
events@britac.ac.uk ; www.britac.ac.uk

09/07/2015
Day of Action to Mark the third Anniversary of Family Migration Rules
Day of Action organised by Migrants’ Rights Network
Topic: Migrants
This 9th of July is the third anniversary of family migration rules, which have impacted thousands of families across the UK. MRN will be joining other activists and organisations in marking the day by organisins a meeting in Parliament.
Below is a list of planned activities for 9th July If you would like to attend the meeting in Parliament it is essential you book a place via Eventbrite. www.eventbrite.co.uk
–   11am – 1pm, Meeting in the Houses of Parliament (committee room 9) hosted by Migrants Rights Network. We will hear from families, campaigners, lawyers, politicians, plus more. Topics covered: MM case, where we go from here, working with other groups, EU treaty rights, Human Rights Act….
–   2pm – 3pm, Divided Families demo outside the Home Office (Marsham St, London)
–   3pm onwards Lunch/drinks session at the Red Lion pub.
Children are very welcome. Also bring banners, posters (maybe photo of the family member who cant be there) for the demo, but if you’re also attending the meeting in Parliament don’t forget that items need to clear security checks.
This will be a great opportunity to meet others impacted by these rules, make new friends, meet old ones, show solidarity and make your voice heard.
Whitehall, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44-20-73369412
info@migrantsrights.org.uk ; www.migrantsrights.org.uk ; Facebook

09/07/2015-10/07/2015
The Race Relations Act at 50
Conference organised by British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Topic: discrimination, racism
Participation fee: 50 GBP waged, 20 GBP unwaged
It is now 50 years since the introduction of the first Race Relations Act in 1965. Race relations in Britain have come a very long way since cases like the Scala Ballroom and the Smethwick by-election of 1964. There is much room for celebration – Britain is arguably the EU member state to have made the greatest strides towards racial equality in many professions – from the police to politics. Yet there is also plenty upon which to reflect: the last 50 years have included the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. Police are 28 times more likely to stop and search black men: yet less than 3% of stops lead to an arrest. Employment agencies no longer accept ‘discriminatory vacancies’ but unemployment levels for Black Britons are much higher than their white peers – in 2011, 39.1% of black women aged 16-24 were unemployed. 2015 offers a unique moment to reflect upon legal action to prevent and remedy racial discrimination, as well as think forward and consider what may need to be done to continue this work successfully until 2065.
Speakers include:
Mr Paul Abbey – First Aliance Finland, Professor Diamond Ashiagbor – School of Oriental and African Studies, Dr Ama Biney – Fahamu, Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC- Bindmans LLP, Ms Althea Brown – Doughty Chambers, Ms Rita Chadha RAMFEL, Dr Colm O’Cinneide – University College London, Mr Joseph Harker, -The Guardian, Mr Stephen Keevash – Employment Tribunal, Leeds, Professor Charles Lawrence – University of Hawaii, Professor Mari Matsuda – University of Hawai’I, Professor Aileen McColgan – Kings College London, Ms Karon Monaghan QC – Matrix Chambers, Mr Claude Moraes MEP – European Parliament, Dr Suryia Nayak – University of Salford, Professor Kumea Shorter-Gooden – University of Maryland, Dr Shirley Tate – University of Leeds, Ms Louise Whitfield – Deighton Pierce Glynn LLP
Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
10-11 Carlton House Terrace, GB-SW1Y 5AH, London, Great-Britain
Phone: +44 20 7969 5200
events@britac.ac.uk ; www.britac.ac.uk

August 15

02/08/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

September 15

06/09/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

10/09/2015-12/09/2015
Gypsy Lore Society Meeting and Conference on Romani Studiesannual
Conference organised by Gypsy Lore Society
Topic: Roma
Deadline: 02.02.2015
Language: English
Gypsy Lore Society meetings are held on an annual basis and are rotated among different US cities and other countries. Meetings typically include presentations of recent research, discussion sessions, exhibits and films. Gypsy Lore Society members receive discounts on meeting registration fees.
Chisinau, Moldova
glsam2015moldova@gmail.com ; www.gypsyloresociety.org ; Facebook/iDebate

October 15

04/10/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdam monthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

07/10/2015-09/10/2015
ECCAR General Conference
Conference organised by European Coalition of Cities Against Racism
Topic: racism
ECCAR will hold its general conference in Karlsruhe in October.
Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49-331-2893423
eccar@rathaus.potsdam.de ; www.eccar.info

November 15

01/11/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdam monthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

09/11/2015
International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitismannual
Campaign organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action
Topic: fascism, antisemitism, Roma, racism
The focus of the campaign around the 9 November is to join forces and build a strong movement capable of fighting fascism in all its forms. Antifascist, antiracist, Jewish and Roma organisations both inside and outside the UNITED network commemorate the “Kristallnacht”, which took place on 9 November 1938. This partly state-organised pogrom against German Jews symbolises the beginning of the Holocaust. The commemoration has taken a new meaning as we remember not only the victims from 1938, but also campaign against rise of neonazism and racism in Europe today, and show support for the recent victims of racist and fascist attacks. If you decide to organise an event, please inform UNITED. We will publish a List of Activities on our website and we can provide you with free material, like posters and postcards.
All over Europe
Phone: 31-20-6834778
info@unitedagainstracism.org ; www.dayagainstfascism.eu ; Facebook/UNITEDDayAgainstFascism ; @UNITED__Network

14/11/2015-22/11/2015
Make Equality Real! – Live Diversity, Establish Equality!
Action Week organised by World University Service – Deutschland
Topic: human rights, discrimination, equal rights
Organised in the frame of: Global Education Week (GEW)
Language: German
Target group: NGOs, schools, universities, public sector entities working with children and youth
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Even today states have therefore the duty to treat all people with equal dignity and to submit the same opportunities regardless of their nationality, social status or gender to them. In this sense “equality” does not mean the individual situation of the people or their skills are identical, but rather that the freedom of one can not be a burden to the freedom of others. But the reality in the world and in Germany is another – e.g. the gap between rich and poor people in Germany widened since the mid-eighties, as a report by the OECD shows. Thereon this year’s GEW should draw attention! The goal is to make the themes of global learning more known in educational institutions and to the public. Therefore NGOs, schools, universities, government institutions, local and regional initiatives are invited to organise an event (e.g. workshop, exhibition, film, teaching unit, project days, etc.) as part of the GEW. Especially children and youth should be involved.
D-Germany
Phone: +49-611-9446170
info@wusgermany.de ; www.globaleducationweek.de

December 15

06/12/2015
Vigil at the Detention Center Rotterdammonthly
Vigil organised by Stichting Los – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Topics: refugees, detention
They will support the people that are in the detention center to give them a feeling of being loved and hope.
They do it each first sunday of the month.
Time: 19-20.00
Portelabaan 7, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31-10-7470156
info@stichtinglos.nl

 

 

2014

January 14

01.01.2014 annual
“4th Edition of  ‘Artists Welcome’”
Online art exhibition in Spanish language
organised by Málaga Acoge
Topics: Every 1st and 15th of each month another artist’s work about immigration is exhibited as cover image of Málaga Acoge’s facebook site…
contact: Málaga Acoge
C/ Bustamante, s/n. , E-29007 Málaga
phone +34- 952-393200
malaga@acoge.org, www.malaga.acoge.org

2014

January 14

04.01.2014
“Roma Strategy in Frame of European Integration”

World Roma Organization Rromanipen session in Belgrade (RS)
organised by Rromanipen World Roma Organisation (WRO)
Topics: Strategies for Roma integration in EU member states, eradication of poverty, solving of unemployment, education and housing issue…
contact: Rromanipen World Roma Organisation
Maksima Gorkog 17a/III, RS-11000 Beograd
phone +381-11-2452304, fax +381-11-2408041
wrorromanipen@gmail.com, www.worldromaorganization.org

13.01.2014
“The Influence of Accent and Appearance of Immigrants on Their Perception By Society”

Seminar in Warsaw (PL) in Polish language
organised by Centre of Migration Research (CMR)
Topics: Perception of “visible immigrants” by Polish society…
Contact: Centre of Migration Research
Banacha street 2b, PL-02-097 Warsaw
phone +48-22-6597411, fax +48-22-6597411
migration.cmr@uw.edu.pl, www.migracje.uw.edu.pl

15.01.2014
“Hitler’s Children”

Movie screening in Glasgow (GB) in English language
organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network (GRAMNet)
Topics: Decendants of most powerful figures in Nazi regime give insight in how they cope with the legacy their parents left…
contact: Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
11 The Square; University of Glasgow, GB-Glasgow G12 8QQ
phone +44-141-3301989, fax +44-141-3303218
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet

From 15.01.2014
“Friend and Foe – 5 Confrontation Containers About You and Others”

Interactive workshop in The Netherlands (NL) in Dutch
for school classes
organised by Critical mass
Topics: Students learn about social exclusion, bullying, discrimination and conflict escalation in specially equipped containers…
contact: Critical Mass
Bemuurde Weerd OZ 3, NL-3514 AN Utrecht
phone +31-30-2714956
info@criticalmass.nuwww.criticalmass.nu

20.01.2014
“Scottish Government White Paper on Independence”

Consultation in Glasgow (GB) in English language
for Ethnic Minority communities/groups
organised by Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland and Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisation
Topics: Involving diverse communities proactively with content and context of White Paper in preparation for independence referendum…
Contact: Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland
The Centrum Building; 5th Fl; 38 Queen Str, GB-Glasgow G1 3DX
phone +44-141-5488047, fax +44-141-5488284
mail@bemis.org.uk, www.bemis.org.uk

21.01.14-02.02.14
“The Charter of Lampedusa”
Conference on Lampedusa (I)
organised by Progetto Meltingpot
Topics: Discussion about refugee’s situation in Mediterranean area, working out the Charter of Lampedusa, exchanging basic values and future policy…
contact: Progetto Meltingpot
Vicolo Pontecorvo 1/a, I-35129 Padova
phone +39-049-9816789, fax +39-049-8824273
redazione@meltingpot.org, www.meltingpot.org

23.01.2014
“Never Again Auschwitz Lecture”
Lecture and award ceremony in Amsterdam (NL)
organised by Nederlands Auschwitz Comité, Dutch Institute for War Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Sociale Verzekeringsbank
Topics: Holocaust commemoration, honoration of first chief prosecutor at International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno Ocampo with Annetje Fels Kupferschmidt Award…
contact: Nederlands Auschwitz Comité
Postbus 74131, NL-1070 BC Amsterdam
phone +31-20-6723388, fax +31-20-6723388
info@auschwitz.nl, www.auschwitz.nl

23.01.2014 annual
“Annetje Fels Kupferschmidt Award”
Annual award ceremony in Amsterdam (NL) for individuals or organisations that have contributed in exceptional ways to realize the goals of the Dutch Auschwitz Committee
organised by Nederlands Auschwitz Comité
contact: Nederlands Auschwitz Comité
Postbus 74131, NL-1070 BC Amsterdam
phone +31-20-6723388, fax +31-20-6723388
info@auschwitz.nl, www.auschwitz.nl

23.01.14-03.02.14
“Drawing Inspiration”
Art exhibition in London (GB)
in frame of Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
organised by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Topics: Winning and shortlisted pieces of work from public art competition for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, stories from Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides…
contact: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
PO Box 61074, GB-London SE1 5BX
phone +44-20-77857029
enquiries@hmd.org.uk, www.hmd.org.uk, www.facebook.com/HMD.UK

27.01.2014 annual
“Holocaust Memorial Day”

Commemoration day all over Great Britain
organised by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Topics: Learn lessons from Holocaust, share memories of those who were murdered in Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur…
contact: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
PO Box 61074, GB-London SE1P 5BX
phone +44-20-77857029
enquiries@hmd.org.uk, www.hmd.org.uk, www.facebook.com/HMD.UK

27.01,2014
“Journeys”
Movie screening in Giffnock (GB)
in frame of Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
organised by Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Topics: Journeys of persecution, escape or into hiding, as refugees, and as return to places where family and friends once thrived, journeys of survivors of Holocaust, Genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda…
contact: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
PO Box 61074, GB-London SE1 5BX
phone +44-20-77857029
enquiries@hmd.org.uk, www.hmd.org.uk, www.facebook.com/HMD.UK

28.01.2014
“Finding Solutions to Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying”
Seminar in Ixelles (B)
organised by IGLYO
Topics: Ways to combat physical and mental attacks against LGBT…
contact: IGLYO
Rue de la Charité 17, B-1210 Brussels
info@iglyo.com, www.iglyo.com

29.01.2014
“Improvement of Asylum Seeker’s Situation in Austria”
Lectures and discussion in Vienna (A) in German language
organised by Oesterreichischer Berufsverband der SozialarbeiterInnen
Topics: Measures to improve health care and living and social situation of refugees in Austria, implementation of practical methods in social work…
contact: Oesterreichischer Berufsverband der SozialarbeiterInnen (obds)
Mariahilferstraße 81/I/15, A-1060 Wien
phone +43-158-74656, fax +43-158-7465610
oesterreich@sozialarbeit.at, www.sozialarbeit.at

29.01.01-11.03.14
“Promoting Migrant and Refugee Integration”
Online course in English language
organised by Human Rights Education Associates
Topics: Family reunification, migrant’s and refugee’s access to education, residence permits, labor market and nationality, political and civil rights, anti-discrimination policies…
contact: Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
689 Massachusetts Avenue, GB-MA 02139-3302 Cambridge
phone +44-1-6173014379, fax +44-1- 6172490278
info@hrea.org, www.hrea.org

30.01.2014
“Presentation of the Migrant Report 2013”
Presentation in Rome (I) in Italian language
organised by Migrantes and Caritas
Topics: Current situation of migrants in 20 Italian regions…
contact: Fondazione Migrantes
Via Aurelia 796, I-00165 Roma
phone +39-06-6617901, fax +39- 06-66179070
segreteria@migrantes.it, www.migrantes.it

30.01.2014
“Barriers to Social Protection for Immigrants”
Round table meeting in Dublin (IRL) in English language
for NGOs
organised by Crosscare Migrant Project
Topics: Barriers for immigrants in accessing social protection in Ireland, measures of Department of Social Protection, social welfare system, developments in previous years…
contact: Crosscare Migrant Project
1 Cathedral Street, IRL-Dublin 1
phone +353-1-8732844
migrantproject@crosscare.ie, www.migrantproject.ie

30.01.2014
“Evening of Jewish Music and Food”
Candle light ceremony and commemoration in Carrickfergus (GB-NI)
organised by Carrickfergus Borough Council
Topics: Remembering the millions who have been murdered in Holocaust and subsequent genocides, experiencing Jewish culture…
contact: Carrickfergus Borough Council
Museum & Civic Centre
11 Antrim Street, GB-Carrickfergus BT38 7DG
phone +44-28-93358000, fax +44-28-93366676
info@carrickfergus.org, www.carrickfergus.org

February 14

12.02.2014
“Here We Stay”
Movie screening and lecture in Glasgow (GB) in English language
organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topics: Diverse life stories of refugees, asylum seekers and their communities in Glasgow today…
contact: Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
11 The Square; University of Glasgow, GB-Glasgow G12 8QQ
phone +44-141-3301989, fax +44-141-3303218
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet

13.02.2014
“Right of Residence For Everybody!”
Strike in Berlin (D)
organised by Bündnis Refugee Schul- und Unistreik
Topics: refugees, anti-FRONTEX, racism in schools and universities…
contact: refugeeschulstreikberlin@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/refugeeschulstreikberlin, www.refugeeschulstreik.wordpress.com

14.02.14-15.02.14
“Find Common Grounds – Celebrate Differences”
Nation-wide preparation conference in Erfurt (D)
In frame of `Intercultural Week 2014’
organised by Ökumenischer Vorbereitungsausschuss zur Interkulturellen Woche
Topics: Mobility in Europe, racism, refugees, integration…
contact: Ökumenischer Vorbereitungsausschuss zur Interkulturellen Woche
Postfach 160646, D-60069 Frankfurt am Main
phone +49-69- 24231460, fax +49-69-24231471
info@interkulturellewoche.de, www.interkulturellewoche.de

19.02.2014
“Destination Unknown: Children on the Move”
Conference in Brussels (B)
organised by KOPIN
Topics: Reality of children on the move in the light of recent development on EU asylum policy…
contact: KOPIN – Koperazzjoni Internazzjonali
Suite 2; 195 Naxxar Road, M-SGN 9029 San Gwann
phone +356-21372266
info@kopin.org, www.kopin.org

March 14

March 2014 annual
“Black international Cinema Berlin: Pathways to Enlightenment”
18th Annual, international film festival in Berlin (D)
organised by Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema
Topics: intercultural people within multi- or mono-cultural society, race relations, inter-religious…
contact: Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema
Gneisenaustrasse 2a, D-10961 Berlin
phone +49-30-7821621, fax +49-30-7863466
bicdance@aol.com, www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de, www.blackinternationalcinema.de/BIC14/bic_14.htm

March 2014
“Big Escapes, Little Asylum – Migration”
Exhibition and lecture in Zürich (CH)
organised by Rote Fabrik
Topics: Swiss and European refugee policy, Syrian civil war…
contact: Rote Fabrik
PO 1073, Seestrasse 395, CH-8038 Zürich
phone +41-44-4855858, fax +41-44-4855859
info@rotefabrik.ch, www.rotefabrik.ch

07.03.2014
“The New Italian Migration”
International congress in Venice (I)
organised by Scuola in Servizio Sociale e Politiche Pubbliche Master sull’Immigrazione and Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali
Topics: Development of migration to and from Italy, Italian labour migration…
contact: Master’s on Immigration Ca’ Foscari Universita’ Venezia
Dorsoduro 2530, I-30123 Venezia
phone +39-041-2346019, fax +39-041-5246793
masterim@unive.it, www.unive.it/masterim

10.03.14-23.03.14 annual
“’Acknowledging Instead of Excluding’ – International Weeks Against Racism 2014”
Huge nation-wide campaign with hundreds of events in cities all over Germany
organised by Interkultureller Rat in Deutschland in cooperation with more than 70 German partner organisations
Topics: antiracism, antidiscrimination, tolerance, diversity, intercultural dialogue, xenophobia, cosmopolitan society…
contact: Interkultureller Rat in Deutschland
Goebelstrasse 21, D-64293 Darmstadt
phone +49-6151-339971, fax +49-6151-3919740
info@interkultureller-rat.de, www.interkultureller-rat.de
List of activities 2014: www.internationale-wochen-gegen-rassismus.de/veranstaltungen

12.03.2014
“’Normal’ – An Artistic Documentary”
Movie screening and discussion in Glasgow (GB) in English language
organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topics: Male, female and transgender migrants working in Albanian, Italian and UK sex industry…
contact: Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
11 The Square; University of Glasgow, GB-Glasgow G12 8QQ
phone +44-141-3301989, fax +44-141-3303218
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet

12.03.2014
“The Yellow Hand – Active Against Racism and Right-Wing Extremism in Work Environment”
8th Award ceremony for competition in Erfurt (D) in German language; deadline 17.01.2014
organised by Mach meinen Kumpel nicht an! – für Gleichbehandlung, gegen Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Rassismus e.V.
Topics: Creativity against exclusion, racism and for equal status in work environment…
contact: Mach Meinen Kumpel Nicht An!
c/o DGB; Hans-Böckler-Strasse 39, D-40476 Düsseldorf
phone +49-211-4301193, fax +49-211-4301134
info@gelbehand.de, www.gelbehand.de

13.03.14-14.03.14
“Digital Discrimination and Social Networks International Conference”
Conference in Barcelona (E) in English, Spanish and Catalan language; registration deadline 15.12.2013
organised by CEPS Projectes Socials
Topics: Innovative ways of combating discrimination online, focusing on social network sites, online discrimination’s hidden manifestations…
contact: CEPS Projectes Socials
Bòria 17 pral., E-08003 Barcelona
phone +34-933-194750, fax +34-933-195813
info@asceps.org, www.asceps.org

14.03.14-16.03.14 annual
“Festival of Migration, Culture and Citizenship”
31th annual festival, exhibition of contemporary art and book fair in Luxembourg-Kirchberg (L)
organised by Comité de Liaison et d’Action des Etrangers
Topics: Cultural diversity, shared values, intercultural understanding…
contact: Comité de Liaison et d’Action des Etrangers
26 Rue de Gasperich, L-1617 Luxembourg
phone +352-2986861, fax +352-298601
migrations@clae.lu, www.clae.lu

15.03.14-23.03.14 annual
European Action Week Against Racism
“Who Says We Don’t Fit Together?”
21 March is the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, established by The General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966 following the brutal murder of 69 protestors in the South African township of Sharpeville in 1960. The massacre occurred while they had gathered to protest against the apartheid laws of the South African government, a regime systematically enforcing racial inequality and segregation. Today racist murders and violence are still commonplace and racial discrimination continues to creep into every corner of our societies.
Join Forces With the European Antiracism Movement
Every year around 21 March, the UNITED Network coordinates the European-wide Action Week Against Racism and calls upon the international community to erase racism, discrimination and intolerance. We urge NGOs, independent and informal groups, schools, local councils and all manner of organisations and individuals to join forces and confront racism with direct action. Whether by organising activities, supporting others or spreading the message, we can tackle racism. Prejudice lives in all of us and so we all have a part to play in erasing it from our environment.
contact: UNITED for Intercultural Action
Postbus 413, NL-1000 AK Amsterdam
phone +31-20-6834778, fax +31-20-6834582,
21march@unitedagainstracims.org, www.unitedagainstracism.org

17.03.2014
“Right Turn For Europe? Right-wing Populism, Extremism, and the European Elections”

Congress in Cologne (D) in German and English language
organised by Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung
Topics: Evolution of right-wing and Eurosceptic forces in the run-up to European Parliament Elections 2014, European ideas from perspective of different countries…
contact: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung
Adenauerallee 86, D-53113 Bonn
phone +49-228-995150, fax +49-228-99515113
info@bpb.de, www.bpb.de

19.03.14-21.03.14 annual
“10th Annual Illegality Conference: Irregular Migration in Change”
Conference in Berlin (D)
organised  by Katholisches Forum Leben in der Illegalität
Topics: Development of irregular migration, refugee’s situation in Europe…
contact: Katholisches Forum Leben in der Illegalität
Reinhardtstraße 13,  D-10117 Berlin
phone +49-30-28444732, fax +49-30-28444733
info@forum-illegalitaet.de, www.forum-illegalitaet.de

21 March “International Day of the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination”
www.weekagainstracism.eu

22.03.2014
“Together Against Racism and Discrimination”
Demonstration in Amsterdam (NL)
organised by Comité 21 Maart
Topics: Discrimination in work environment, islamophobia, homophobia, refugee policy, elimination of Zwarte Piet from Sinterklaas procession…
contact: Comité 21 Maart
c/o Turkse Arbeidersvereniging in Nederland
1e Weteringsplantsoen 2c, NL-1017 SJ Amsterdam
phone +31-20-6221820, fax +31-20-4282522
comite21maart@gmail.com

25.03.2014
“Internet Activism Across Boarders”
Workshop in London (GB) in English language
in frame of Youth Elements Conference “One World All Different”
organised by 99% Campaign, Youth Elements
Topics: Role and responsibility of online activism, use of social media…
contact: 99% Campaign
99percentcampaign@iars.org.uk, www.99percentblog.org, www.facebook.com/the99percentcampaign

April 14

08.04.2014
“Take A Stand Against Roma Discrimination!”
Protest march to British Parliament and EU offices in London (GB)
in frame of ‘Roma Nation Day’
organised by Roma Virtual Network
Topics: Racism and violence against Roma, forced deportation, eviction, apartheid in education…
contact: Roma Virtual Network
PO Box 3331 – Str. Yehuda Halevi 4; App. 14, IL-11572 Kiryat-Shemona
phone +972-4-6904085, fax +972-4-8146115
romale@zahav.net.il, www.romavirtualnetwork.org

18.04.2014
“Can You Hear The Silence?”
Online campaign in Armenia (ARM)
organised by Pink Armenia – Public Information and Need of Knowledge
Topics: Bullying and humiliation in educational institutions…
contact: Pink Armenia – Public Information and Need of Knowledge
Abovyan 34a; Apartment 2-3, ARM-0009 Yerevan
phone +374-60-377277, fax +374-10-561396
info@pinkarmenia.org, www.pinkarmenia.org/en, www.facebook.com/pinkarmenia

24.04.2014
“Multicultural Fleemarket”
Street market in Bad Soden (D)
organised by privat person Helmut W.
Topics: Exchange between foreign and local inhabitants of Bad Soden, creating a greater European feeling, discussion about human rights and EP elections…
contact: Helmut W.
globaleRettung1@gmx.de

May 14

03.05.14-04.05.14 annual
“Marxism Festival 2014”
Political festival in Amsterdam (NL)
organised by Internationale Socialisten
Topics: Meeting point for activists and left-wing politics, discussions about political system, current issues, focus on sexual liberation and fight against racism…
contact: Internationale Socialisten
Postbus 92025, NL-1090 AA Amsterdam
phone +31-6-15598694
info@socialisme.nu, www.socialisme.nu/blog

07.05.2014
“Asylum in Europe – Questions to EU Policy”
Podium discussion in Hofheim (D) in German language
organised by Katholischer Bezirk Mein-Taunus, Flüchtlingsberatung des Evangelischen Dekanats Kronberg 2014
Topics: Current EU asylum policy, consequences of Dublin Regulation, …
contact: Kath. Bezirksbüro Main-Taunus
Vincenzstraße 29, D-65719 Hofheim
phone +49-6192-29032223
kath.bezirksbuero.maintaunus@bistum-limburg.de, www.main-taunus.bistumlimburg.de

08.05.2014 annual
“CIVIS – Europe’s Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity 2014”
Official annual prize-giving ceremony in Berlin (D)
organised by CIVIS Media Foundation
Themes: accept ethnic, cultural and religious changes as reality and to positively shape them, to sensitize journalists in Europe for the themes of integration and cultural diversity…
contact: CIVIS Media Foundation
Breite Strasse 48- 50, 50667 Köln
phone +49-221-2775870, fax +49-221-27758716
civis@civismedia.eu, www.civismedia.eu

08.05.2014
“Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda?”
Conference in London (GB) in English language
organised by BTWSC/African Histories Revisited
Topics: Results of BTWSC/African Histories Revisited’s research, strategies to combat racism…
contact: BTWSC/African Histories Revisited
btwsc@hotmail.com, www.eventbrite.com/o/btwsc-eventsafrican-histories-revisited-2638283608

08.05.14-11.05.14
“Violence and Civilisation”
Meetings in Instanbul (TK) and Genf (CH)
in frame of  programme `Exile: Solidarity and Collective Reflection’
organised by Collège International de Philosophie (CIPH)
Topics: Philosopher Etienne Balibar’s assumptions in his essay ‘Violence and Civilisation’, migration, exile, resistance and action, solidarity…
contact: Collège International de Philosophie
1, Rue Descartes, F-75005 Paris
phone +33-1-44414680, fax +33-1-44414686
collectif@ciph.org, www.ciph.org

10.05.2014
“Right of Asylum Is Human Right”
Performances and concerts in Bad Belzig (D)
organised by local departments of Die Linke, FDP, SPD and Bündnis90/Die Grünen; city of Bad Belzig, Belziger Forum e.V.
Topics: Anti-racist statements, solidarity with refugees, …
contact: Belziger Forum e.V.
Strasse der Einheit 25 – Postfach 1221, D-14806 Bad Belzig
phone +49-33-84143676, fax +49-33-84159588
infocafe@derwinkel.de, www.derwinkel.de

14.05.2014
“Nowhere Home”
Movie screening in Glasgow (UK) in English language
organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topics: Unaccompanied adolescent refugees fleeing to Norway, struggle and hope to lead dignified life…
contact: Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
11 The Square; University of Glasgow, GB-Glasgow G12 8QQ
phone +44-141-3301989, fax +44-141-3303218
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet

14.05.2014
“Deaths in Detention – Are Lessons Being Learned?”
Discussion in London (GB) in English language
organised by Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees
Topics: Care quality and safeguards in detention centres, strategies to prevent future tragedies, European asylum policy…
Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees
Archway Resource Centre; 1b Waterlow Rd, GB-London N19 5NJ
phone +44-20-72810533
enquiries@aviddetention.org.uk, www.aviddetention.org.uk

15.05.14-22.03.15
“Right-wing Extremism: Prevention and Intervention”
Seminar in Hattingen (D) in German language
for political educators
organised by Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung in cooperation with DGB-Bildungswerk
Topics: Right-wing extremism today, racism, anti-Semitism, practical possibilities and methods of prevention and intervention…
contact: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung
Adenauerallee 86, D-53113 Bonn
phone +49-228-995150, fax +49-228-99515113
info@bpb.de, www.bpb.de

16.05.2014
“Right to Remain – Campaigning for Migration Justice”
Training and launch event in Manchester (GB)
organised by Right to Remain
Topics: Meaning, achievements and risks of campaigning, effective campaigning strategies, public and non-public campaigning, legal processes…
contact: Right to Remain
c/o Praxis Community Projects; Pott Str, GB-London E2 0EF
phone +44-207-7497616
home@righttoremain.org.uk, www.righttoremain.org.uk, www.facebook.com/pages/Right-to-Remain/685846434791882

17.05.2014
“Tous en Campagne Contre Les Discriminations”
Forum in Paris (F) in French language
organised by Afrique et Nouvelles Interdépendances
Topic: Workshops, roundtable discussion on educational practices against discrimination, presentations, award ceremony…
contact: Afrique et Nouvelles Interdépendances
Boîte Postale 57; 22 rue Déparcieux, F-75014 Paris
phone +33-6-26153677
contact@ani-international.org, www.ani-international.org

19.05.2014
Ukraine – A Challenge for the European Continent?
Round table in Ljubljana (SI) in English language
organised by Internationale Institute for Middle-East & Balkan Studies
Topics: Impact of Ukrainian-Russian crisis on EU, analogies to Yugoslavian scenario in 1990s, role and reactions of EU, UN and USA…
contact: Internationale Institute for Middle-East & Balkan Studies
Vošnjakova ulica 1, P.O. Box 2795, SI-1001 Ljubljana
phone +386-1-4301533, fax +386-1-4301534
ifimes@ifimes.org, www.ifimes.org

June 14

02.06.14-05.06.14
“Festival Contre le Racisme”
Festival in Düsseldorf (D)
organised by AStA FH Düsseldorf
Topic: brunch, discussing about racism and discrimination in everyday life, students’ association, internationalisation of studies and refugee policy…
contact: AStA FH Düsseldorf
Georg-Glock-Str.15 / Josef-Gockeln-Str.9, D-40474 Düsseldorf
phone +49-211-451206, fax +49-211-452369
info@asta-fh-duesseldorf.de, http://www.asta-fh-duesseldorf.de

04.06.14-06.06.14
“Cities of Migration Conference: Migration, Diversity, Inclusion: An Agenda for Shared Prosperity”
Conference in Berlin (D)
organised by Maytree, The Barrow Cadbury Trust, The Bertelsmann Stiftung, The Heinrich Böll Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stiftung Mercator, Open Society Foundations, The Tindall Foundation, The World Bank Group, The Embassy of Canada to Germany
Topics: Practical realities and opportunities of today’s hyper-diversity, cooperation to welcome and integrate newcomers, setting a prosperity agenda for cities…
contact: Maytree – Cities of Migration Programme
170 Bloor Street West, Suite 804, CDN-M5S 1T9 Toronto
phone +416-944-2627, fax +416-944-8915
citiesofmigration@maytree.com, www.citiesofmigration.ca, www.facebook.com/CitiesOfMigration

06.06.14-09.06.14 annual
“Peace Academy 2014 – Freedom of Conscience”
International youth gathering in Dresden (D) in German and English language
organised by Project office Peace Academy
Topics: Intercultural exchange among young people, concerts, workshops, activities, discussions, prayers, sharing ideas, discussing peace issues…
contact: Project office Peace Academy
c/o Stiftung Frauenkirche Dresden
Georg-Treu-Platz 3, D-01067 Dresden
phone +49-351-65606450, fax +49-351-65606112
info@peace-academy.de, www.peace-academy.de, www.facebook.com/Peace.Academy.Frauenkirche

11.06.14-15.06.14 annual
“Vienna Pride 2014”
Festival in Vienna (A)
organised  by Homosexuelle Initiative Wien (HOSI)
Topics: Acceptance and equal opportunities for LGBT, celebration of diversity and tolerance,…
contact: Homosexuelle Initiative – HOSI Wien
Heumühlgasse 14/1, A-1040 Wien 04
phone +43-1-2166604
office@hosiwien.at, www.hosiwien.at

11.06.14-15.06.14
“Pride Village”
Information desks, gastronomy, activities in Vienna (A)
In frame of `Vienna Pride 2014’
organised by Homosexuelle Initiative Wien (HOSI)
Topics: Acceptance and equal opportunities for LGBT, enjoying diversity by entertainment programme and gastronomy, spreading information about LGBT commnity…
contact: Homosexuelle Initiative – HOSI Wien
Heumühlgasse 14/1, A-1040 Wien 04
phone +43-1-2166604
office@hosiwien.at, www.hosiwien.at

11.06.2014
“Asylum Seeking and Refugee Women’s Respond to Preventive Health Interventions”
Seminar in Glasgow (GB) in English language
organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
Topics: Case study: how are theories of candidacy and intersectionality used to explore uptake of cervical screening in primary care by Asylum Seeking/Refugee women in Glasgow, policy mapping, media analysis, qualitative interviews…
contact: Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
11 The Square; University of Glasgow, GB-Glasgow G12 8QQ
phone +44-141-3301989, fax +44-141-3303218
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet, www.facebook.com/GRAMNet

11.06.14-14.06.14 annual
“Beyond Crime – Pathways to Desistance, Social Justice and Peacebuilding”
8th International conference in Belfast (GB); deadline 14.03.2014
organised by European Forum for Restorative Justice, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster
Topics: Broadening our scope of restorative justice, looking beyond its application to criminal justice system from personal, societal and political point of views…
contact: European Forum for Restorative Justice
Hooverplein 10, B-3000 Leuven
phone +32-16325429
www.euforumrj.org

12.06.14-20.06.14 annual
“Festival of Migrant Film 2014”
5th edition of Festival of Migrant Film in Ljubljana (SI); deadline 15.01.2014
organised by Slovene Philantrophy and Zavod Voluntariat
Topic: Celebration of World Refugee Day by showing insightful and provocative films focused on topics related to migration, asylum and refugees…
contact: Slovene Philanthropy – Centre f. Psychos. Help to Refugees
Poljanska cesta 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana
phone +386-1-4301288, fax +386-1-4301289
info@filantropija.org, www.filantropija.org

14.06.2014 annual
“19. Rainbow Parade”
Festive procession in Vienna (A)
In frame of `Vienna Pride 2014’
organised by Homosexuelle Initiative Wien (HOSI)
Topics: Acceptance and equal opportunities for LGBT…
contact: Homosexuelle Initiative – HOSI Wien
Heumühlgasse 14/1, A-1040 Wien 04
phone +43-1-2166604
office@hosiwien.at, www.hosiwien.at

18.06.2014
“Hamedullah: The Road Home”

Movie screening in Glasgow (GB) in English language
organised by Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network (GRAMNet)
Topics: UK Children Act and its consequences for war-zone children, UK deportation policy…
contact: Glasgow Refugee Asylum & Migration Network
11 The Square; University of Glasgow, GB-Glasgow G12 8QQ
phone +44-141-3301989, fax +44-141-3303218
gramadmin@glasgow.ac.uk, www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/gramnet

20.06.14-29.06.14 annual
“Skopje Pride Week 2014”
Theme week in Skopje (MK)
organised by National Network Against Homophobia, Transphobia of Macedonia
Topics: Different types of events that address various issues related to the LGBTI community: workshops on the freedom of sexual orientation, homophobia or trans sex workers, speed dating, debates, parties…
contact: LGBTI Support Centre
St. Lazar Tanev 57 , MK-1000 Skopje
phone +389-2-3256174
info@lgbti.mk, www.lgbti.mk

22.06.2014
“Anti-Fascist Assembley”
Assembley in London (GB)
organised by Anti-Fascist Action Group – South West London
Topic: discussing wider class orientated opposition to reactionary, racist and fascist movements, searching an alternative that incorporates wider critiques of capitalism
contact: Anti-Fascist Action Group – South West London
PO Box 1576           , GB- Ilford IG5 ONG
southlondon-antifascists@aktivix.org

26.06.2014
“Campaigning for Black Women’s Rights”
Conference in Leeds (GB) in English language
organised by Oxfam Great Britain, The Big Lottery Fund
Topics: Sharing, debating and learning about campaigning and activism for migrant and minority women’s rights…
contact: Oxfam Great Britain
Oxfam House; John Smith Drive, GB-Oxford OX4 2JY
phone +44-1865-473727, fax +44-1865-472600
enquiries@oxfam.org.uk, www.oxfam.org.uk

August 14

18.08.14-22.08.14 annual
“5th Intercultural Summer Camp”
Youth Camp in Newcastle (GB)
for 45 boys or girls aged 11-16 years old and 15 volunteers
organised by Show Racism the Red Card – Ireland
Topic: Exposing young people to each other, acknowledging cultural, linguistic, religious or other diversity…
contact: Show Racism the Red Card – Ireland
c/o Integration Cntr; 20 Mountjoy Square, IRL-Dublin 2
phone +353-1-6453096
info@theredcard.ie    www.theredcard.ie

September 14

15.09.14-17.09.14
“First Global Forum on Statelessness: New Directions in Statelessness Research and Policy”
Conference in The Hague (NL) in English language
organised by Tilburg University and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Topics: Stateless children, statelessness and security, responses to statelessness…
contact: Tilburg University
Statelessness Programme
Tilburg Law School; M534
PO Box 90153 – Warandelaan 2, NL-5000 LE Tilburg
phone +31-13-134668033, fax +31-13-134668047
statelessness.programme@tilburguniversity.edu, www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/statelessness

19.09.14-27.09.14
Finding Common Grounds, Celebrating Differences
Intercultural Week 2014 with activities all over Germany
organised by Ökumenischer Vorbereitungsausschuss (ÖVA)
Topics: migration, refugees, multiculturalism in migration society, successful integration, interaction between religions…
contact: Ökumenischer Vorbereitungsausschuss zur Interkulturellen Woche
D-60069 Frankfurt am Main
phone +49-69-24231460, fax +49-69-24231471
info@interkulturellewoche.de, www.interkulturellewoche.de

October 14

01.10.14-05.10.14
“Unite the Resistance – Grassroots Community Solidarity Instead of Hierarchy”
Festival in Jena (D)
organised by The Voice Refugee Forum – Caravan Jena / Africa Forum
Topic: 20 years anniversary celebration, sociocultural and political event on refugee right to freedom of movement, solidarity with grassroots communities…
contact: The Voice Refugee Forum – Caravan Jena / Africa Forum Schillergässchen 5, D-07745 Jena
phone +49-3641-665214
voice_mail@emdash.org, www.thevoiceforum.org

02.10.14-05.10.14
“Forum of the No Hate Speech Movement”
Conference in Gabala (AZ) in English language; deadline 31.05.2014
organised by No Hate Speech Movement
Topics: Young people and other players active in No Hate Speech Movement share experiences, achievements and expectations of their work on national and European level…
contact: No Hate Speech Movement – Youth Dep. Council of Europe
30 rue Pierre Coubertin,FR-67000 Strasbourg Cedex
phone +33-3-3388412300
youth.nohatespeech@coe.int, www.nohatespeechmovement.org

November 14

12.11.14-13.11.14
“10th Anniversary of the OSCE’s Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism: High-Level Commemorative Event and Civil Society Forum”
Conference in Berlin (D) in English language
organised by Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
Topics: high-level government representatives and political leaders, challenges and good practices in countering antiemitism…
contact: ODIHR – Off f Democratic Institutions & Human Rights OSCE
ul Miodowa 10, PL-00251 Warszawa
phone +48-22-5200600
office@odihr.plwww.osce.org/odihr,
www.osce.org/odihr/126168

13.11.14-14.11.14
“The 2nd OSCE/ODIHR Youth Leadership Forum 2014”
Youth forum in Warsaw(PL) in English language
organised by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
Topics: youth, media
contact: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
ul Miodwa 10, PL-00251, Warszawa
phone +48-22-5200600, fax ++48-22-5200605
office@odihr.pl , www.osce.org/pdihr

18.11.2014
“Facing Europe”
Presentation in Copenhagen (DK) in Danish language
organised by Danish Refugee Council Youth Network
Topics: volunteering, United conference Georgia, Athens…
contact: Danish Refugee Council Youth Network
Fælledvej 12C, DK-2200 Copenhagen
phone +45-26-778940
Dfunkhbestyrelse@gmail.comwww.dfunk.dk

December 14

04.12.14-05.12.14
“21st OSCE Ministerial Council”
Council meeting in Basel(CH) in English language
organised by Swiss OSCE Chairmanship
Topics: human rights, youth, LGBTI rights, antisemitism, OSCE Ministerial Council
contact: OSCE Secretariat
Wallnerstrasse 6, A-1010 Vienna
phone +43-1-514366870, fax +43-1-514366802
pm@osce.org, www.osce.org

08.12.14-09.12.14
“Roma and Sinti Youth Conference”
Conference in Belgrad(RS) in English language
organised by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
Topics: Roma and Sinti, youth, education, anti-discrimination, OSCE Ministerial Council
Target group: Roma and Sinti aged 20 to 35
Deadline: 09.11.2014
contact: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
ul Miodwa 10, PL-00251, Warszawa
phone +48-22-5200600, fax ++48-22-5200605
karolina.mirga@odihr.pl , www.osce.org/pdihr

10.12.14
“Protecting human rights online: Prevention rather than cure”
Conference in Brussels (B) in English language
organised by Council of Europe
Topics: media, human rights
contact: OSCE Secretariat – Representative on Freedom of the Media
Wallnerstrasse 6, A-1010 Vienna
phone +43-1-514366870, fax +43-1-514366802
pm-fom@osce.org, www.osce.org

13.12.2014
“Bustour Along the Two Apartheid Walls in the Netherlands”
Bustour
organised by No Border Network
Topics: bustour, refugee camps…
contact: No Border Network
phone +30 659640858
info@no-border.nl, www.no-border.nl/,
Event webpage

16.12.2014
International Day of the Roma Holocaust – Serbia
Debate and Exhibition
organised by Council of Europe – Belgrade
Topic: Roma, fascism
There will be a literary debate “Genocide Against Roma in the Twentieth Century as a Literary Inspiration.” Alongside this, there will also be the opening night of the exhibition of paintings: “the Holocaust that Mustn’t Be Forgotten” by Radomir Usainović-Kaleja.
Time: 18.30
Venue: Small Hall of Kolarac University
5 Studentski trg, RS-11000, Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381-11-3088411
belgrade.office@coe.int

18.12.2014
“Global Day of Action Against Racism and for the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People”
Action Day
organised by Global Migrants Action
Topics: action day, racism, migrants, refugees, displaced people…
contact: ARCI Nuova Associazione – Antiracism and Immigration
Via dei Monti di Pietralata, I-00157 Roma
phone +39 06 41735048, fax: +39 06 41609875
immigrazione@arci.itwww.arci.it

18.12.14
“Discussion on Freedom of Expression for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination”
Discussion in Vienna (A) in English language
organised by Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media
Topics: freedom of expression, media and religion, anti-discrimination
contact: OSCE Secretariat – Representative on Freedom of the Media
Wallnerstrasse 6, A-1010 Vienna
phone +43-1-514366870, fax +43-1-514366802
ulrike.schmidt@osce.org, www.osce.org

18.12.14
“Changing Migration Patterns and Migration Governance in the Mediterranean Region”
Expert seminar in Warsaw(PL in English language
organised by Institute of International Affairs (IAI) of Rome, in cooperation with the OSCE, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo of Turin
Topics: migration
contact: OSCE Secretariat
Wallnerstrasse 6, A-1010 Vienna
phone +43-1-514366870, fax +43-1-514366802
pm@osce.org, www.osce.org

 

 

2013

December 13

01.12.2013
“Solidarity With Imprisoned in Detention Centre
Kamp Zeist”
Monthly vigil with short meditation and moment of silence at the gate of detention centre Kamp Zeist (NL)
organised by Raden van kerken Zeist en Soest/Soesterberg
Topics: solidarity with asylum-seekers and migrants, stop isolating asylum-seekers in deportation centres…
contact: Raden van kerken Zeist en Soest/Soesterberg
phone +31-6-29025008 or +31-6-38795678
www.wakezeist.nl

01.12.2013
“Solidarity With Imprisoned in Detention Centre Rotterdam”
Monthly vigil with short meditation and moment of silence at the gate of detention centre Kamp Zeist (NL)
organised by Rotterdams Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt (ROS)
Topics: Solidarity with asylum-seekers and migrants, stop isolating asylum-seekers in deportation centres…
contact: Rotterdams Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt
Hang 14, NL-3011 GG Rotterdam
phone +31-6-25383472 or +31-10-4116085
stichtingros@hotmail.com, www.stichtingros.nl

02.12.2013
“Atlas of Migration in Europe”
Book presentation and panel discussion in London (GB) in English language
organised by Migreurop
Topics: consequences, realities and development of European immigration policies…
contact: Migreurop Network
CICP; 21ter rue Voltaire, F-75011 Paris
phone +33-1-53278781, fax +33-1-43671642
contact@migreurop.org, www.migreurop.org

02.12.2013
“Fight Against Racism – Enough is Enough!”
Information event in Leipzig (D)
organised by Refugees Welcome! Leipzig
Topics: Structure of Leipzig’s Nazi scene, situation of asylum seekers in Leipzig, support of refugees…
contact: Refugees Welcome! Leipzig
refugeeswelcome@riseup.net, www.refugeeswelcome.blogsport.eu, facebook.com/refugees.welcome.leipzig, twitter.com/refugeeswlcm_le

03.12.2013
“Right-wing Extremism virtual and real”
Lecture in Wels (A) in German language
organised by OÖ. Antifa-Netzwerk, Welser Initiative gegen Faschismus, Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg
Topics: Hate propaganda online, current situation of right-wing scene and anti-fascistic activities,…
contact: Welser Initiative gegen Faschismus
Traunaustraße 21, A-4600    Wels
antifa.wels@gmail.com, www.antifa.at

04.12.2013
“My Friend Anne”
Theatre play in Linz (A) in German language
organised by Tribüne Linz
Topics: Life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who hided from the Nazis in the rear building of an Amsterdam house,…
contact: Tribüne Linz
Eisenhandstraße 43, A-4020 Linz
phone: +43-699-11399844
kontakt@tribuene-linz.at, www.tribuene-linz.at

05.12.2013
“Our Day 2013 – Night of Spoken Word and Comedy”
Poetry Slam in London (GB) in English language
in the frame of the Internatinal Migrants Day
organised by Migrants’ Rights Network
Topics: creative performances about immigration and the positive impact migration has to our society…
contact: Migrants’ Rights Network
33 Corsham Street, GB-London N1 6DR
phone +44-20-7336-9412, fax +44-20-79206491
info@migrantsrights.org.uk, www.migrantsrights.org.uk

05.12.13-10.12.13
“4th Movie Days Luzern: Human Rights”
Movie screenings and discussions in Luzern (CH)
in frame of ‘International Human Rights Day’
organised by Bethlehem Mission Immensee (BMI), stattkino and Institut für Sozialethik Universität Luzern
Topics: Human rights abuse, European migration policy, activist’s work…
contact: Bethlehem Mission Immensee (BMI) im RomeroHaus
Kreuzbuchstrasse 44, CH-6006 Luzern
phone +41-58-8541100, fax +41-58-8541102
info@bethlehem-mission.ch, www.romerohaus.ch

05.12.13-07.12.13 annual
“Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2013 – Collaboration in Eastern Europe During Second World War and the Holocaust”
Conference in Vienna (A) in English and German language
organised by Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI), Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Topics: Recent research on complicity and collaboration in the Nazi-occupied and Axis-aligned countries Eastern Europe…
contact: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies
Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1/18, A-1010 Wien
phone +43-1-89015140, fax +43-1-25330334069
office@vwi.ac.at, www.vwi.ac.at

05.12.2013
“Inclusion by Football”
Podium discussion in Vienna (A) in German language
organised by tipp3, Ballesterer, Hauptbücherei Wien
Topics: Presentation of successful and sustainable football projects that combat racism and discrimination…
contact: Büchereien Wien
Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a,  A-1070 Vienna
phone +43-1-400084500
bib.auskunft@buechereien.wien.at, www.buechereien.wien.at

05.12.2013
“Destitution Awareness Afternoon”
Workshops in London (GB) in English language
organised by Asylum Support Appeals Project (ASAP)
Topics: Asylum support, pregnant asylum seeking women, strategies to counter destitution…
contact: Asylum Support Appeals Project
Oxford House; Derbyshire St; Bethnal Green, GB-London E2 6HG
phone +44-207-7293056, fax +44-207-0334030
www.asaproject.org

05.12.2013
“Report Presentation: Anti-Ziganism in Austria”
Press conference in Vienna (A) in German language
organised by Romano Centro – Verein für Roma
Topics: Incidents of discrimination, racism, hate speech and violent attacks against Roma or Sinti people in Austria…
contact: Romano Centro – Verein für Roma
Hofmannsthalgasse 2; Lokal 2, A-1030 Wien
phone +43-1-749633614, fax +43-1-749633611
office@romano-centro.org, www.romano-centro.org

06.12.2013
“Collective Struggle of Refugees: Lost. In Between.Together.”
Lecture, panel discussion, musical performance in Amsterdam (NL)
organised by De Balie
Topics: Presentation of New World Academy projects, a cooperation between artists and refugees…
contact: De Balie – Voor Cultuur en Politiek
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, NL-1017 RR Amsterdam
phone +31-20-5535132, fax +31-20-5535155
horeca@debalie.nl, www.balie.nl

06.12.2013
“End of Project Conference: Undocumented Migrants, Ethnic Enclaves and Networks: Opportunities, Traps or Constructs”
Conference in London (GB) in English language
organised by Working Lives Research Institute
Topics: Presentation of research results about undocumented migrants’ labour market, working relationships within frameworks of ethnicity, class, gender…
contact:  Working Lives Research Institute
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
London Metropolitan University
31 Jewry Street, GB-EC3N 2EY London
phone +44-207-1334244, fax +44-207-3203032
l.kumarappan@londonmet.ac.uk, www.undocnet.org

06.12.2013
“Migrant Detention in Europe and Beyond: What Are the Perspectives?”
Round table and workshops in Paris (F)
organised by Migreurop and Observatoire de l’Enfermement des Etrangers
Topics: Migrant detension in European and Mediterranean countries, support actions, migrant advocacy, presentation of Migreurop’s ‘Dynamic Map of Migrant Detension’…
contact: Migreurop Network
CICP; 21ter rue Voltaire F-75011, Paris
phone +33-1-53278781, fax +33-1-43671642
contact@migreurop.org, www.migreurop.org

07.12.2013
“Solidarity Party: Dance Against Borders!”
Concert and diner in Berlin (D)
organised by Corasol  (Contre Racisme – Show Solidarity!)
Topics: Solidarity for refugees and activists without right of residence, celebrating diversity…
contact: Corasol
corasol@web.de

07.12.2013
14.12.2013
21.12.2013
“Advent Demonstrations”
Demonstration in Hamburg (D)
organised by Lampedusa in Hamburg
Topics: Using the Sundays in Advent to fight for Libyan refugees’ right of residence in Germany…
contact: Lampedusa in Hamburg
lampedusa-in-hamburg@riseup.net, www.lampedusa-in-hamburg.net

08.12.2013
“Solidarity Picket at ” Schipol-Oost” where Asylum Seekers are Imprisoned” – in Amsterdam (NL)
Topics: Each picket will be organised and run by different dutch organisations (religious direction)…
contact: Amsterdam Catholic Worker
Postbus 12622 – Dantestraat 202, NL-1100 AP Amsterdam ZO
phone +31-6-30295461 or phone +31-6-51626529
noelhuis@yahoo.com, www.antenna.nl/noelhuis
contact@schipholwakes.nl, www.schipholwakes.nl

10.12.2013
“Harnessing the Heros and Sheros in Me, You and Them”
Conference in Ennis (IRL) in English language
in frame of ‘International Human Rights Day’
organised by Clare Intercultural Network
Topics: actual experiences of living and learning diversity in education system, harness and suppression of human potential by individuals and society…
contact: Clare Intercultural Network
Unit 2, Clon Road Business Park, IRE-Ennis, Co. Clare
Phone +353-65-6869026
clarintercultural@eircom.net

10.12.2013
“How Do the EU Legislator and the Court of Justice Bring Cohesion in EU Law on Migration and Why?”
Presentation in Nijmegen (NL) in English language
organised by Centre for Migration Law (CMR)
Topics: Agreements between EU and third countries, new directives on migration of third-country nationals, rules on free movement…
contact: Centre for Migration Law (CMR)
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Postbus 9049 – Thomas van Aquinostraat 6, NL-6500 KK Nijmegen
phone +31- 24-3612301
www.ru.nl/rechten

10.12.2013
“Iranian Fashion, Summer Roll Workshop, Sena Concert”
Discussion, fashion show and concert in Budapest (H)
in the frame of `International Human Rights Day’
organised by Delegation of the European Commission – Hungary
Topics: Immigrant’s rights, anti-racism, migrant’s situation in Hungary, cultural diversity, interaction of immigrants with Western culture…
contact: Delegation of the European Commission – Hungary
Lövőház utca 35, H-1024 Budapest
phone +36-1-20999710, fax +36-1-4664221
comm-rep-bud@ec.europa.eu, www.ec.europa.eu/magyarorszag/index_hu.htm

10.12.2013
“Migrants Volunteering in the Community”
Free training in Dublin (IRL)
for Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs)
organised by Volunteer Ireland and International Organization for Migration
Topics: Migrants enriching cultural diversity within organisations…
contact: Volunteer Ireland
18 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, IRL-Dublin 2
phone +353-1-6369446, fax +353-1-6729198
info@volunteer.ie, www.volunteer.ie

11.12.2013
“Migration and Cultural Integration in Europe”
 IfA conference in Brussels (B) in English language
organised  by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA)
Topics: concepts for integration of migrants or minorities in different parts of Europe, is cultural integration only a matter of language and religion, the role of cultural institutes…
contact: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17, D-70173 Stuttgart
phone +49-711-22250, fax +49-711-2264346
info@ifa.de, www.ifa.de

12.12.2013
“The Global Migration of Languages. Linguistic Pluralism and Educational Perspectives”
Lecture in Rome (I) in Italian language
organised by Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma (CSER)
Topics: Migration’s impact on Italian language…
contact: Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma
Via Dandolo 58, I-00153 Roma
phone +39-06-5897664, fax +39-06-5814651
cser@cser.it, www.cser.it

12.12.2013 annual
“On the Way to a Participatory Society”
19. Forum Migration
organised by Otto Benecke Stiftung
Topics: Changing process to welcoming and participatory immigration policy, impact of immigrant organisations in Germany, present requirements and challenges…
contact: Otto Benecke Stiftung
Kennedyallee 105-107, D-53153 Bonn
phone +49-228-81630, fax +49-228-8163300
post@obs-ev.de, www.obs-ev.de

12.12.2013
“Too Many Refugees in Denmark – Or Too little?
Research presentation and discussion in Kopenhagen (DK)
organised by Danish Refugee Council – Dansk Flygtningehjaelp
Topics: Asylum seekers in Denmark, development of recent years, necessity and possibility of regulation…
contact: Danish Refugee Council – Dansk Flygtningehjaelp
Borgergade 10; 3 sal, DK-1300 København K
phone +45-33735000, fax +45-33328448
drc@drc.dk, www.drc.dk

12.12.2013
“Flight As the Last Chance – Refugees in Front of Europe’s Gates”
Panel discussion in Vienna (A) in German language
organised by Dr. Karl Renner Institut
Topics: Consequences of European refugee policy, responsibility and potential of European countries to avoid humanitarian catastrophes…
contact: Dr. Karl Renner Institut
Khleslplatz 12, A-1120 Wien
phone +43-1-80465010, fax +43-1-8040874
post@renner-institut.at, www.renner-institut.at

12.12.2013
“From Hamburg to Frankfurt – Nobody is illegal!”
Pupil demonstration in Hamburg and Frankfurt (D)
organised by Schulstreikinitiative für Bleiberecht
Topics: Civil rights for refugees, protest against eviction, racism against refugees, solidarity with refugee group “Lampedusa in Hamburg”…
contact: Schulstreikinitiative für Bleiberecht
www.schulstreikbleiberechthh.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/schulstreik

14.12.2013
“Investing in Diversity”
Regional meeting of intercultural centres in Bologna (I)
organised by Centro Interculturale Mondinsieme
Topics: Evaluation of work and experiences of intercultural centres, anti-discrimination work, cultural diversity…
contact: Intercultural Centre Mondinsieme
Via Marzabotto 3, I-42122  Reggio Emilia
phone +39-0522-456250, fax +39-0522-435607
info@mondinsieme.org, www.mondinsieme.org

From 15.12.2013
“Flight route”
Interactive tour in Amsterdam (NL)
organised by Amsterdams Solidariteits Komitee Vluchtelingen/SV
Topics: Discover Amsterdam from view of undocumented refugees with help of smartphone app, listen to refugee’s stories and visit refugee drop-in centres…
contact: Amsterdams Solidariteits Komitee Vluchtelingen/SV
Frederik Hendrikstraat 111c, NL-1052 HN Amsterdam
phone +31-20-6272408, fax +31-20-4203208
askv@dds.nl, www.askv.nl

15.12.2013
“We Stay! – Solidarity With Protest Camp”
Demonstration in Berlin (D)
organised by Berlin Refugee Strike
Topics: Solidarity with Oranienplatz protest camp, protesting against eviction, musical entertainment…
contact: Berlin Refugee Strike protest camp
Oranienplatz, D- 10969 Berlin
phone +49-152-1729184
asylstrikeberlin@gmail.com, www.asylstrikeberlin.wordpress.com, www.facebook.com/solidarity.asylumseekers.berlin

18.12.2013
“Demonstrate Against the Immigration Bill”
Demonstration in Sheffield (GB)
organised by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group
Topics: Protest against new immigration bill, discrimination against refugees, UK migrant policy…
contact: South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group
c/o Northern Refugee Centre
Exchange Brewery; 2 Bridge Street, GB-Sheffield S3 8NS
phone +44-114-2412780
dignitynotdetention@yahoo.co.uk, www.symaag.org.uk

This calendar contains events from December 2013 onwards. If you want to view previous 2013 events look at the calendar archive