Events

Here is an overview about interesting events taking place in course of the European Parliament elections from 22 – 25 May 2014. Join activities in your region and use your vote!

 

May    28.04.-04.05. | 05.05.-11.05. | 12.05.-18.05. | 19.05.-25.05. | 26.05.-01.06

April   31.03.-06.04. | 07.04.-13.04. | 14.04.-20.04. | 21.04.-27.04

 

Longterm events April/May:

19.05.14-23.05.14
Your Vote Can Unite: Local Campaigning Against the Rise of Populist & Racist Parties in Europe

Type of activity: Discussion, Workshop
Description: The action of the campaign will take place in Vercelli, a city of about 47,000 inhabitants in Northern Italy, between Milan and Turin, where European and municipal elections will occur contemporaneously on the 25th of May.
Although the area around Vercelli has been for several years a stronghold of the xenophobic and populist party Lega Nord, the city itself is far more moderate than its surroundings. At the latest European elections (2009), in the Provincia of Vercelli Lega Nord’s turnout was over 17%, a much higher result than in city (11%); a similar gap is to be found in the latest national elections (2013), where LN results in the Provincia (8%) were more than twice as high as in the Comune (3%).
New generations, especially from low-income families, are a partial exception to the general principle of moderation in Vercelli: several cases of racism and intolerance have been reported in professional schools (a very different environment from Licei, attended mostly by children of high-income and/or high-education families).
Activities:
- two conferences in two different schools (selected by our institutional partner, the local UNAR representative). Discussants will be representatives of local youth associations and/or youth workers; representatives of minorities (Roma, generally relatively included at the local level; second generation of migrants); famous personalities.
Links: http://www.blogtrepuntozero.wordpress.com
Venue: Vercelli, Italy
Organiser(s): Associazione Trepuntozero
Contact: Associazione Trepuntozero
redazione.trepuntozero@gmail.com

19.05.14-22.05.14
Ψήφισε και για μένα – Vote For Me
Type of activity: Οutdoor Activity
Description: On Syntagma square and Monastiraki square – downtown Athens – volunteers from G2RED will inform people about the upcoming elections and hand out campaign leaflets using the slogan ‘Vote For Me’.
Links:
http://www.i-red.eu, http://www.secondgenerationgreece.blogspot.gr/
Venue:
Athens, Greece
Organiser(s):
G2RED Volunteers
Contact:
Generation 2.0 / i-RED

19.05.14-22.05.14
Your Vote Can Unite – The Hague
Type of activity: Flyering, Discussion
Description: Culture Clash4U volunteers will organise an extensive flyering of campaign material and organise street discussions about this week’s European Parliament elections.
Flyering will take place in the area of the street Paviljoensgracht.
Links: http://www.cultureclash4u.com
Venue: Paviljoensgracht 18, NL-2512 BP Den Haag, Netherlands
Organiser(s): Culture Clash4U
Contact: Culture Clash4U
info@cultureclash4u.com

18.05.14-25.05.14
Tell Me Your Europe!
Type of activity: Theme Week
Description:
During our Europe Week our project room LOTTE will change into an information office where we try to broach the issue of contemporary European questions.
They will discuss and highlight current sentiments, fears, wishes and scenarios in Europe and create an ongoing exhibition.
Different authors, scientists, artists and other individuals and groups will contribute researches, discussions, music, texts, movies and other artistic performances.
Links:
http://projektraum-lotte.de/
Venue:
Schnittpunkt-Kunst e.V., Willy-Brandt-Strasse 18, D-70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Organiser(s):
Projektraum Lotte
Contact:
Projektraum Lotte
info@projektraum-lotte.de

10.05.14-25.05.14
EU Parliament Elections May 2014
Type of activity: Material Distribution
Description: Migra e.V. is an organisation in Rostock that helps migrants from all over the world to find a job in Rostock or its surroundings. We will spread UNITED EU Parliament Elections Campaign material in the local community.
Links: http://www.migra-mv.de
Venue: Rostock, Germany
Organiser(s): Migra e.V.
Contact: Migra – Sprache Bildung & Integration für MigrantInnen
info@migra-mv.de

09.05.14-11.05.14
Europe – Place of (Un)Just Peace
Type of activity: Annual Assembly with Theatre Plays, Discussions, Workshops, Concerts
Description: 2014 is a year of anniversaries: the start of the second world war 100 years ago, a caesura in European history, but also the eastern European expansion of the EU since 2004 which surmounted Europe’s separation. Therefore we put Europe in the focus of ASF’s this year’s annual assembly. With experts, artists and people of ASF’s history we want to talk about European past, developments and common memories to get new insights in the present situation and the questions and problems we face today. We will reflect on European identity, the meaning of war and peace, the perspectives of different religions and the interdependencies between ASF and the European peace policy.
Links: http://www.migra-mv.de
Venue: Rostock, Germany
Organiser(s): Migra e.V.
Contact: Migra – Sprache Bildung & Integration für MigrantInnen
info@migra-mv.de

07.05.14-18.05.14
The Tale of Lubbre Land
Type of activity: Street Performance
Description: A social theater group brings together young people from diverse backgrounds to produce short theater performances on the street. Giant puppets will be mocking hate speech in a satiric way. Dates: 7, 10, 14, 18 May
Links: https://www.asf-ev.de/de/ueber-uns/organisation/asf-jahresversammlung-2014.html, https://www.facebook.com/events/674699832593739/?ref=5
Venue: Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 24, D-14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Organiser(s): Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste
Contact: Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste
mailto:asf@asf-ev.de

03.05.14-16.05.14
European Union Parliamentary Elections Campaign 2014
Type of activity:
Free Concerts, Press Conference
Description: Centre for Peace Studies will implement public activities that will use UNITED’s material for the „Your vote can unite“ campaign.
These activities are mostly focused on youth from few major cities in Croatia.
Together with local youth organizations with strong anti-fascist orientation we are organizing free concerts during which bands and organizers spread the message of the importance of political participation at elections (with the emphasis on EUP elections as the last year turnout was very poor) and the importance of choosing a political option that is not hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech orientated or exclusive towards minorities. It’s the responsibility of the EU citizens to preserve basic values and principles of open societies in Europe and to prevent the radicalization and prevalence of xenophobic, nationalistic parties in EU parliament.
Additional to the concerts, public awareness rising will be done through a model of ambassadors/public figures promoting values of non-discrimination and equality.
Regarding hate speech and exclusiveness, CPS developed a monitoring instrument to detect hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech in public space by candidates or/and leaders of political parties running for EUP.
The monitoring instrument is focused on detecting discriminatory attitudes in public sphere and spreading of prejudice and discriminatory attitudes among general population on behalf of political parties, public figures or organisations – detecting direct and obvious discriminatory messages.
Results will be presented at press conferences and through the “Public barometer for hate speech”, a web page on the political satire news portal www.news-bar.hr and on the Facebook page created for the purposes of the EU election campaign monitoring process.
Links: http://www.news-bar.hr, http://www.cms.hr
Venue: Croatia
Organiser(s): Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije, and other organisations
Contact: Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije
cms@cms.hr

01.05.14-23.05.14
Europe – Your Elections
Type of activity: Project Days
Description:
On 25th May the European Parliament elections will take place in Germany – but what does the European Parliament actually? What about the other institutions in the EU? How do I contribute to shape the European policy?
With interactive simulation games about the EU Parliament and EU legislation Arbeit und Leben Sachsen will try to give answers to these questions. Additional to that you will get to know all important facts about the EU and the upcoming elections.
This one-day training is especially suitable for first-time voters.
Links:
http://www.arbeitundleben.eu/europa-deine-wahl-arbeit-und-leben-sachsen-fuehrt-wieder-projekttage-zur-europawahl-durch/
Venue:
Germany
Organiser(s): Bildungsvereinigung Arbeit und Leben Sachsen
Contact:
Bildungsvereinigung Arbeit und Leben Sachsen
mailto:info@arbeitundleben.eu

25.04.14-25.05.14
European Elections 2014
Type of activity: Educational Activity
Description: In the framework of Jean Monnet Module the classes are about the European integration, its history and institutions, the EU’s sport policy,etc. In spring the classes will focus much more on the topics of democracy, elections in general and the upcoming EP elections to educate the students about how important is to vote at the elections.
Links: http://english.tf.hu/tag/jean-monnet
Venue: 44. Alkotás str., H-1123 Budapest, Hungary
Organiser(s): Semmelweis University – Faculty Physical Education & Sport
Contact: Semmelweis University – Faculty Physical Education & Sport
bbm@tf.hu

20.04.14-25.05.14
European Parliament Elections Campaign 2014
Type of activity:
Street Action, Workshops
Description: By different activities and forums in the city of Brighton we will raise awareness for the importance of voting.
Links: http://euromernet.org
Venue: GB-BN1 3XG Brighton, Great-Britain
Organiser(s): Euro-Mediterranean Resources Network
Contact: Euro-Mediterranean Resources Network
info@mernet.org

15.04.14-16.05.14
No Future For Human Trafficking
Type of activity: Training
Description: The training will deal with the consequences of the European Parliament elections for human trafficking. It will also include an info market.
Links: http://www.integration.lv
Venue: Sigulda, Latvia
Organiser(s): National Integration Centre – Society Integration Foundation
Contact: National Integration Centre – Society Integration Foundation
mailto:nworkp@gmail.com

08.04.14-24.05.14
Meaningful Vote for Human Rights
Type of activity: Campaign
Description: This nation-wide campaign aims on mobilising candidates for the EP elections, other politicians and political parties to actively say something about human rights in Europe.
Links: http://manoteises.lt/ep2014/
Venue: Lithuania
Organiser(s): Lithuanian Gay League, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights
Contact: Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights
info@lchr.lt

08.04.14-24.05.14
Meaningful Vote for Human Rights
Type of activity: Campaign
Description: This nation-wide campaign aims on mobilising candidates for the EP elections, other politicians and political parties to actively say something about human rights in Europe.
Links: http://manoteises.lt/ep2014/
Venue: Lithuania
Organiser(s): Lithuanian Gay League, Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights, Human rights Monitoring Institute, House of Diversity and Education
Contact: Human Rights Monitoring Institute
hrmi@hrmi.lt

01.04.14-28.05.14
Respect of Our Differences in the European Parliamentary Elections
Type of activity: Round-tables, Online Monitoring of Political Discourses
Description: This project aims at monitoring hate speech by national candidates and promoting an election campaign free from discrimination and intolerance. Supported by ENAR and ILGA-Europe, different events try to engage MEPs in human rights issues.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/EnakostEP2014/timeline, http://www.africanstudy.org/Afriski_institut.html
Venue: Ljubljana, Koper and Maribor, Slovenia
Organiser(s): Institute for African Studies, DIC Legebitra
Contact: Institute for African Studies
institute.for.africanstudies@gmail.com

 

May

28.05.2014
Comedy Evening With Youssef El Mossaoui
Type of activity: Comedy Show
Description:
As a closure of the Election project, ROJM invites you to a humorous comedy evening with the first Moroccan stand-up comedian in Flanders Youssef El Mossaoui. Entry: 5€
Time: 20:15
Links:
http://anti-racisme.be/activiteit/afsluiting-verkiezingstraject
Venue:
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Minderbroedersgang 5, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium
Organiser(s): ROJM – Regionaal Open Jeugdhuis te Mechelen
Contact:
ROJM – Regionaal Open Jeugdhuis te Mechelen
rojm@rojm.be

26.05.2014
On the Way to a Social Europe?
Type of activity: Presentation and Panel Discussion
Description:
The guests Werner Beutelmeyer (director of opinion research institute ‘market’), Karl Duffek (director of Karl-Renner-Institiute), Eva Nowotny (Austrian ambassador ret. to Paris, London, Washington) and Wolfgang Wolte (Austrian ambassador to European Community) will analyse the results of the European Parliament Elections 2014.
Registration via email to office@wiwipol.at
Time: 10:30-12:30
Links:
http://www.renner-institut.at/eventdetails/artikel/analyse-der-ergebnisse-der-europawahl-2014-auf-dem-weg-zu-einem-sozialen-europa/
Venue:
Wilhelmine-Moik-Saal, ÖGB-Zentrale, Johann-Böhm-Platz 1, A-1020 Vienna, Austria
Organiser(s): Karl-Renner-Institut, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für wissenschaftliche Wirtschaftspolitik (WIWIPOL), Gewerkschaft der Gemeindebediensteten – Kunst, Medien, Sport, freie Berufe (GDG-KMSfB)
Contact:
Karl-Renner-Institut
riedl@renner-institut.at

25.05.2014
Citizens’ Tailored EU Elections?
Type of activity:
National Debate
Description:
In order to motivate citizens to get out and vote, to inform all stakeholders of the electoral process, as well as to improve democratic standards, in the wake of the election for the European Parliament on the 25th of May 2014. GONG will organize a series of activities aiming at the positive impact of the campaign that will be held this spring.
Links: http://gong.hr/en/electoral-system/european/citizens-tailored-eu-elections/
Venue:
Croatia
Organiser(s): GONG
Contact:
GONG
mailto:gong@gong.hr

24.05.2014
Your Vote Can Unite
Type of activity: Canvassing
Description: Subjective Values Foundation will visit Alsózsolca and canvasses bringing campaign material, sharing free food, having children programmes and modelling the European Parliament.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/ENARHungary, http://www.szubjektiv.org
Venue: Alsózsolca, Hungary
Organiser(s): Foundation of Subjective Values – Szubjektiv Ertekek Alapit.
Contact: Foundation of Subjective Values – Szubjektiv Ertekek Alapit.
foundation@szubjektiv.org

23.05.2014
Bažant na Mlynoch
Type of activity: Music Festival
Description: Traditional music festival organised in the biggest student’s city in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Bez Nenávisti na Slovensku plans to present the importance of European Elections as youth is the most important target group. During action they will also present the No Hate Speech Movement in Slovakia and celebrate one year of campaigning.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/KampanBezNenavisti
Venue: Unique club Mlynská Dolina, SK-841 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
Organiser(s): Bez Nenávisti na Slovensku
Contact: Bez Nenávisti na Slovensku
martin.nhsm@gmail.com

23.05.2014
Europe Action Day
Type of activity: Festivity with Information Pavillons
Description:
This action day aims on raising awareness for the importance of a common Europe and the European elections on 25th May.
Different schools from the region of Stuttgart will show performances about Europe. Next to different information pavilions that give information about Europe, the EU and its structure there will be panel discussions with political guests.
For children and youngsters there will be several interactive games like a Europe Rally with prizes.
The Europe Action Day will be the end event of the bus tour of the Ministry of State through Baden-Württemberg for the European Parliament elections.
Time: 12:30-18:00
Links:
http://www.europe-direct-stuttgart.de/pdf/eds-2014-05-23-Europaktionstag-Flyer.pdf
Venue:
Schlosspark, D-70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Organiser(s):
Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
Contact:
Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
poststelle@stm.bwl.de

20.05.2014
Your Vote Can Unite in Porto
Type of activity: Information Session
Description:
In the Auditorium of the People’s Cooperative Porto, Atlas will run an information session and discussion with José Ribeiro e Castro – Deputy CDS/PP and former Euro MP.
This action is for the members of People’s Cooperative Porto, the neighboring community and youth mobilized by Atlas by “Thou in Europe” initiative CNJ project – National Youth Council (Portugal).
Time:
21:30
Links:
http://www.atlascoop.net
Venue: Porto, Portugal
Organiser(s):
Regional Delegation of the Atlas
Contact: Atlas – Cooperativa Cultural
atlascoop.braga@gmail.com

19.05.2014
Citizens’ Tailored EU Elections?

Type of activity:
National Debate
Description: Throughout April and May, GONG will organize five targeted local public consultations across Croatia on specific topics characteristic for a particular area, such as the quality of democracy, protection and promotion of human rights, protection of public goods and economic and financial policy. The goal is to bring elusive European policies closer to the citizens and allow them the opportunity for their voices to be heard, seeing as now the policy framework of the European Union represents a framework that affects Croatia as well.
Conclusions from local consultations will be formulated as the requests of the Platform 112 – coalition of CSO’s for rule of law, which will be presented to the electoral candidates for disclosure. The culmination of the campaign for the EU elections is expected on 19th of May in Zagreb, when GONG will organize a national debate which will face Croatian candidates for members in the European Parliament.
Links: http://gong.hr/en/electoral-system/european/citizens-tailored-eu-elections/
Venue: Zagreb, Croatia
Organiser(s): GONG
Contact: GONG
gong@gong.hr

19.05.2014
Anti UKIP Protest
Type of activity: Demonstration
Description: Anti UKIP protest will be holding a demonstration outside the Lewisham election hustings to protest against racism and attempts to stir people up against migrants. They stand for working-class solidarity.
The problems in British society are not caused by immigration or people from other countries. They are caused by a *British* government that is making vicious cuts to jobs, public services and benefits to help the rich get richer at our expense.
They are protesting in particular against UKIP, which is the sharp edge of anti-migrant bigotry, but the problem is wider. All the main parties have promoted an anti-migrant and pro-cuts agenda. From the Tories and their Lib Dem stooges this is predictable – but even worse is Labour going along with it.
Wherever you were born, whatever your ethnic group, whatever your religion or lack of it, the answer is for people to stand together and organise, to tell the rich and powerful that people will not put up with this situation any more. If you agree – join the demonstration!
Time: 20:00
Links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/297353957098065/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anti-UKIP-protest-Monday-19th-May-2014/1483912235171751
Venue:
Hill Station Cafe, Kitto Rd, GB-SE14 5TY London, Great-Britain
Organiser(s): Anti UKIP protest

19.05.2014
Europe – Your Elections
Type of activity: Workshops, Conference, Lectures
Description:
The goal of this event is to stimulate both students and teachers to concern themselves with Europe and the European parliament in a preferably interactive way.
Through differen workshops and lectures, school classes will deal with the following topics: EU embassies in Austria, working and studying in Europe, current issues in the EU, Europe on internet, European Parliament, European Commission, civil rights in the EU, EU’s history and future, internships in EU institutions,…
Time: 9:00-15:00
Links:
http://www.europa-deine-wahl.at
Venue:
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, A-1045 Vienna, Austria
Organiser(s):
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich and partners
Contact:
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich
office@wko.at

19.05.2014
Europe – Unionised Thought and Discussed
Type of activity: Discussion
Description:
We will discuss European issues from a trade-union point of view with our guest Evelyn Regner, member of European Parliament.
Please register for the event.
Time: 18:30
Links:
http://www.oegb.at/cms/S06/S06_1.4.a/1342548925810/themen/wahl-des-eu-parlaments/europa-gewerkschaftlich-gedacht-und-diskutiert
Venue:
ÖGB-Landesorganisation Steiermark, Karl Morrestraße 32, A-8020 Graz, Austria
Organiser(s):
Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund (ÖGB)
Contact:
Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund (ÖGB)
oegb@oegb.at

17.05.2014
Europe Open Doors Day

Type of activity:
Description:
The European Parliament opens its doors to public and offers a wide range of activities for young and old citizens.
Both inside and outside the European Parliament events will be held:
Several musicians will give concerts on our mainstage in front of the parliament building.
Every year, the European Parliament invites its partners from the associative world and the civil society to join in celebrating the Europe Day. In a thematic village, you can meet with issues the Members of the European Parliament deal with on a daily basis. Discuss, gather information and participate in one of the many interactive activities they have planned for you.
Links:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/opendoors/en/brussels-17-may.html
Venue:
Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium
Organiser(s):
European Parliament

17.05.2014
European Elections – Act, React, Impact!
Type of activity: Debate
Description:
In frame of the Open Doors Day of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the European Parliament will give a welcoming speech and moderate a debate by a panel of MEPs from across the political groups on the importance and impact of the upcoming elections. You will have the opportunity to put your questions to the panel and to learn about the life and work of MEPs in today’s Europe.
Time: 10:30
Links:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/opendoors/en/brussels-17-may/inside-the-ep.html
Venue:
Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium
Organiser(s):
European Parliament

17.05.2014
Your Vote Can Unite
Type of activity: Canvassing
Description: Subjective Values Foundation will visit Kakucs and canvasses bringing campaign material, sharing free food, having children programmes and modelling the European Parliament.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/ENARHungary, http://www.szubjektiv.org
Venue: Kakucs, Hungary
Organiser(s): Foundation of Subjective Values – Szubjektiv Ertekek Alapit.
Contact: Foundation of Subjective Values – Szubjektiv Ertekek Alapit.
foundation@szubjektiv.org

16.05.2014
European Union Parliamentary Elections Campaign 2014
Type of activity: Free Concerts, Press Conference
Description: Centre for Peace Studies will implement few public activities that will use UNITED’s material for the „Your vote can unite“ campaign.
These activities are mostly focused on youth from few major cities in Croatia.
Together with local youth organizations with strong anti-fascist orientation they are organizing free concerts during which bands and organizers raise awareness of the importance of political participation in elections (with the emphasis on EUP elections as the last year turnout was very poor) and the importance of choosing a political option that is not hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech orientated or exclusive towards minorities but preserves basic values and principles of open societies in Europe and prevent radicalization and prevalence of xenophobic, nationalistic parties in EU parliament. Except concerts, public awareness rising will be done through model of ambassadors/public figures promoting values of non-discrimination and equality.
Regarding hate speech and exclusiveness, CPS developed a monitoring instrument for detecting hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech in public space by candidates or/and leaders of political parties running for EUP.
This instrument is focused on detecting discriminatory attitudes in public sphere and the spreading of prejudice and discriminatory attitudes among the general population on behalf of political parties, public figures or organisations.
Results will be presented at a press conferences and through the “Public barometer for hate speech”, a web page on the political satire news portal www.news-bar.hr and on a Facebook page created for the purposes of EU PE campaign monitoring process.
Links: http://www.news-bar.hr, http://www.cms.hr
Venue: Zadar, Croatia
Organiser(s): Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije, and other organisations
Contact: Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije
cms@cms.hr

16.05.2014
Your Candidates for the European Elections
Type of activity: Debate
Description: A week before the European Parliament elections Dutch migrant organisations invite to a debate about citizenship, racism and discrimination, migration and migrants and human rights in Europe.
Guests will be EP candidates from CDA, PVDA, GL, SP, D66 as well as experts on the different topics.
The debate will take place at the Turkse Arbeidersvereniging in Nederland (HTIB)
Time: 19:00-22:00
Links: http://www.htib.nl/index.php/lijsttrekkers-debat-amsterdam/, http://www.htib.nl
Venue: Eerste Weteringplantsoen 2c, 1017 SJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organiser(s): Transnationaal Migrant Platforum (TMP), EMCEMO, HITIB, ProDemos, Huis voor democratie en rechtsstaat
Contact: Turkse Arbeidersvereniging in Nederland (HTIB)
info@htib.nl

16.05.2014
Your Vote Can Unite in Braga
Type of activity: Conference
Description: Atlas will hold a conference on the European Parliament and of the importance of the elections on 25 May. The session is for seniors – people over age 50 who participate in activities of the Time Bank and Senior University of Braga.
Time: 14:30
Links: http://www.atlascoop.net
Venue: St. Margaret Street 2-3, Braga, Portugal
Organiser(s): Regional Delegation of the Atlas
Contact: Atlas – Cooperativa Cultural
atlascoop.braga@gmail.com

14.05.2014
Join In – European Elections 2014

Type of activity: Interactive Lecture
Description:
How does the European Union influence our everyday life and how do the European elections work?
Additional to giving answers to these questions Romina Ranke and Marlen Martin from Leibniz University Hannover will inform about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Time: 18:00-21:00
Links:
http://www.slu-boell.de/calendar/VA-viewevt.aspx?evtid=13744
Venue:
MiSO Knotenpunkt Hainholz,Bosniakische Kulturgemeinschaft Hannover e.V, Helmestrasse 5 A, D-30165 Hannover, Germany
Organiser(s): MiSO-Netzwerk Hannover e.V., Stiftung Leben & Umwelt, Heinrich-Böll Stiftung Niedersachsen
Contact: MiSO-Netzwerk Hannover e.V.
mailto:info@bkz-hann.eu

14.05.2014
Vores Valg, Vores Ansvar – Our Choice, Our Responsibility
Type of activity: Film, Lecture, Political Debate
Description: A political debate between candidates for the European Parliament focusing on European asylum policies and the challenges that asylum seekers in Bulgaria and other southern and eastern EU-countries are facing. Prior to the debate a film and a lecture will give participants knowledge about the situation and frame the debate.
Time: 19:00
Links: http://www.dfunk.dk/euasyl, https://www.facebook.com/events/737445809619518/
Venue: Magstræde 14, 2, DK-1204 Copenhagen, Denmark
Organiser(s): Danish Refugee Council Youth Network (DFUNK)
Contact: Danish Refugee Council Youth Network (DFUNK)
dfunk@drc.dk

13.05.2014
Fruitcakes, Loonies, Closet Racists and Winners?: Europe, the European Elections and the Rise of UKIP
Type of activity: Debate
Description:
Even before the debates between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg, many were describing the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections as a potentially fascinating moment in British politics.
With UKIP on the march, the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats will all be hoping to limit the damage come May, but what does the future hold?
Joe Twyman, Head of Political and Social Research at Britain’s leading pollsters YouGov will discuss what the data is showing and what it all might mean for both the European Elections in 2014 and also the General Election in 2015.
Time: 13:00-14:00
Links:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fruitcakes-loonies-closet-racists-and-winners-europe-the-european-elections-and-the-rise-of-ukip-registration-11153042049, https://www.facebook.com/events/874107449281882/?ref=5
Venue:
Council Room, The Constitution Unit, The Rubin Building, UCL, 29/30 Tavistock Square, GB-WC1H 9QU London, Great-Britain
Organiser(s):
UCL Constitution Unit
Contact:
UCL Constitution Unit
mailto:constitution@ucl.ac.uk

13.05.2014
Voting Is No Game
Type of activity: Debate
Description:
Six Antwerp politicians debate about 6 social issues: affordable and quality housing, adequate income, employment, a place in the city, dealing with diversity and schools.
The participating politicians are Nahima Lanjri (CD & V), Kristof Calvo (Green), Liesbeth Homans (N-VA), Annemie Turtelboom (Open VLD), Peter Mertens (PTB +) and Yasmine Kherbache (Socialist Party).
Registration necessary!
Time: 19:30-22:30
Links:
http://stemmenisgeenspel.be/kalender/, https://www.facebook.com/events/1415878845340179/
Venue:
Elckerlyc Theater, Frankrijklei 85-87, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Organiser(s): Samenwerkingsverband Ieders Stem Telt
Contact:
Samenwerkingsverband Ieders Stem Telt
iedersstemtelt.antwerpenstad@gmail.com

11.05.2014
The Election Debate For Mechelen
Type of activity: Panel Debate
Description:
This event is part of the “Job? DISCRIMINATIE bij het aanwerven is een ONRECHT” campaign.
Caroline Gennez (SP.A), Hamid Riffi  (CD&V), Kristof Calvo (Groen), Marc Hendrickx (N-VA), Bart Somers (Open VLD) and Peter Mertens (PVDA) will debate about the approach to discrimination on the job market with special focus on youth unemployment, the presentation of ethnic-cultural minorities in the media, positive actions, diversity in education, the prohibition of headscarves and more.
Time: 20:00-22:00
Links:
http://www.jobdiscriminatie.be/activiteit/verkiezingsdebat-mechelen
Venue:
Edgard Tinnellaan 4, B-2800 Mechelen, Belgium
Organiser(s): Minderhedenforum in Mechelen via ‘The Changemakersproject’, ROJM (Regionaal Open Jeugdhuis te Mechelen)
Contact:
ROJM – Regionaal Open Jeugdhuis te Mechelen
mailto:rojm@rojm.be

10.05.2014
European Union Parliamentary Elections Campaign 2014
Type of activity: Free Concerts, Press Conference
Description: Centre for Peace Studies will implement few public activities that will use UNITED’s material for the „Your vote can unite“ campaign.
These activities are mostly focused on youth from few major cities in Croatia.
Together with local youth organizations with strong anti-fascist orientation they are organizing free concerts during which bands and organizers raise awareness of the importance of political participation in elections (with the emphasis on EUP elections as the last year turnout was very poor) and the importance of choosing a political option that is not hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech orientated or exclusive towards minorities but preserves basic values and principles of open societies in Europe and prevent radicalization and prevalence of xenophobic, nationalistic parties in EU parliament. Except concerts, public awareness rising will be done through model of ambassadors/public figures promoting values of non-discrimination and equality.
Regarding hate speech and exclusiveness, CPS developed a monitoring instrument for detecting hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech in public space by candidates or/and leaders of political parties running for EUP.
This instrument is focused on detecting discriminatory attitudes in public sphere and the spreading of prejudice and discriminatory attitudes among the general population on behalf of political parties, public figures or organisations.
Results will be presented at a press conferences and through the “Public barometer for hate speech”, a web page on the political satire news portal www.news-bar.hr and on a Facebook page created for the purposes of EU PE campaign monitoring process.
Links: http://www.news-bar.hr, http://www.cms.hr
Venue: Zagreb, Croatia
Organiser(s): Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije, and other organisations
Contact: Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije
cms@cms.hr

10.05.2014
Right of Asylum Is Human Right – No Voice For Nazis – Bad Belzig: Solidary Instead of Racist
Type of activity: Performances, Concert
Description: In the course of regional elections a wide range of parties and organisations stand up for asylum as a human right. The event programme includes musical and artistic performances as well as information stands. Different food stands will care about the physical well-being.
Links: http://pm.piratenbrandenburg.de/2014/05/einladung-zur-veranstaltung-asylrecht-ist-menschenrecht-keine-stimme-den-nazis-bad-belzig-solidarisch-statt-rassistisch/
Venue: Burg Eisenhardt, D-14806 Bad Belzig, Germany
Organiser(s): Local departments of Die Linke, FDP, SPD and Bündnis90/Die Grünen; city of Bad Belzig, Belziger Forum e.V.
Contact: Infocafé Der Winkel/Belziger Forum
infocafe@derwinkel.de

09.05.2014
Lascia il segno in Europa – Take a Stand in Europe
Type of activity:
Festival, Information Stands
Description:
Y.E.A.S.T. wants to inform young people about the importance of voting and the cultural and educational opportunities offered by the European Union.
Therefore they will prepare information desks with material from and about the various European institutions during the public celebrations of the Europe Day on Genova’s Piazza Lavagna.
Dance to the DJ’s reggae, dancehall and dub step rhythms.
Time: 16:00-23:00
Links:
http://yeastgenova.com/2014/05/05/anche-a-genova-la-campagna-informativa-lascia-il-segno-in-europa/, https://www.facebook.com/events/635540769844463/650454141686459 
Venue:
Piazza Lavagna, I-16123 Genova, Italy
Organiser(s):
Y.E.A.S.T. – Youth Europe Around Sustainability Tables, Maddalena Civ
Contact:
Y.E.A.S.T. – Youth Europe Around Sustainability Tables
yeast.genova@gmail.com

08.05.2014
Populism and the Extreme Right in Europe
Type of activity: International Symposium
Description:
Intended for a wide audience of academic researchers, journalists, lawyers and fieldworkers, this event examines the recent history and current changes in the discourse of the European extreme right since 11 September 2001 and focuses on Islam as a topic that has become central for several political parties. Speakers include scholars and researchers from the UK, France, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Time: 9:00
Links:
http://www.territoires-memoire.be/agenda/populisme-et-extreme-droite-en-europe%20vieux-visages-nouveaux-discours
Venue:
La Cité Miroir, Place Xavier-Neujean 17, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
Organiser(s):
Territoires de la Mémoire
Contact:
Territoires de la Mémoire
mailto:accueil@territoires-memoire.be

07.05.2014
Asylum in Europe – Questions to EU Policy
Type of activity: Podium Discussion
Description: European politicians, Pro Asyl and Church Communities discuss about the current EU Asylum policy. The focus will be on the so called Dublin Regulation and its consequences. Podium guests will be Verena David (CDU), Jennifer Bartelt (Die Grünen) and Timo Scherenberg from the Hessischen Flüchtlingsrat (Hessian Refugee Council)
Time: 20:00
Links: https://main-taunus.bistumlimburg.de/service/meldungen/meldungsdetails/meldung/asyl-in-europa.html
Venue: Catholic Community Centre St. Peter and Paul, Pfarrgasse 4, D-65719 Hofheim, Germany
Organiser(s): Katholischer Bezirk Mein-Taunus, Flüchtlingsberatung des Evangelischen Dekanats Kronberg 2014
Contact: Kath. Bezirksbüro Main-Taunus
kath.bezirksbuero.maintaunus@bistum-limburg.de

03.05.2014
European Union Parliamentary Elections Campaign 2014
Type of activity: Free Concerts, Press Conference
Description: Centre for Peace Studies will implement few public activities that will use UNITED’s material for the „Your vote can unite“ campaign.
These activities are mostly focused on youth from few major cities in Croatia.
Together with local youth organizations with strong anti-fascist orientation they are organizing free concerts during which bands and organizers raise awareness of the importance of political participation in elections (with the emphasis on EUP elections as the last year turnout was very poor) and the importance of choosing a political option that is not hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech orientated or exclusive towards minorities but preserves basic values and principles of open societies in Europe and prevent radicalization and prevalence of xenophobic, nationalistic parties in EU parliament. Except concerts, public awareness rising will be done through model of ambassadors/public figures promoting values of non-discrimination and equality.
Regarding hate speech and exclusiveness, CPS developed a monitoring instrument for detecting hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech in public space by candidates or/and leaders of political parties running for EUP.
This instrument is focused on detecting discriminatory attitudes in public sphere and the spreading of prejudice and discriminatory attitudes among the general population on behalf of political parties, public figures or organisations.
Results will be presented at a press conferences and through the “Public barometer for hate speech”, a web page on the political satire news portal www.news-bar.hr and on a Facebook page created for the purposes of EU PE campaign monitoring process.
Links: http://www.news-bar.hr, http://www.cms.hr
Venue: Osijek, Croatia
Organiser(s): Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije, and other organisations
Contact: Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije
cms@cms.hr

 

April

25.04.2014
2014 EU and Local Election Participation of Ethnic Monitory Groups
Type of activity: Round Table
Description: In this final event of the Voter Education Project the Education Action Committee will highlight the upcoming 2014 Irish local elections on 23rd May 2014, (on the same day as the European Parliament election).
The aim of the session is to engage members from ethnic minority backgrounds and local candidates to run in the local elections 2014 as a means of encouraging active citizen participation and dialogue across all political parties and independent candidates and the KIF membership. The line-up of speakers includes three outstanding perspectives in relation to ethnic minority participation and engagement in the political process.
Speakers: Péter Szlovák -(Policy and Research with the Integration Centre), Agnieszka Weiczorkowska-(Polish born Psychologist, lecturer, social activist in Dublin), Cllr. Rotimi Adebari-(Nigerian-born Irish politician with Laois County Council, Elected as the first black mayor in Ireland)
Time: 19:00
Links: http://kilkennycoco.kilkenny.ie
Venue: Ormonde St., Kilkenny, Ireland
Organiser(s): Kilkenny Integration Forum
Contact: Education Action Committee – Kilkenny County Council
Kilkennyintergrationforum@gmail.com

25.04.2014
The Impact of the EP Elections on Me
Type of activity: Podium Discussion
Description:
On 25th May the European Parliament elections will take place in Germany. How does my vote influence the policy of the EU and what kind of impact have EU decisions on Saxony?
Time: 16:00-17:30
Links:
http://www.arbeitundleben-sachsen.de
Venue: Room 11,
Volkshochschule Pirna, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2, D-01796 Pirna, Germany
Organiser(s):
Bildungsvereinigung Arbeit und Leben Sachsen, Volkshochschule Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge
Contact:
Bildungsvereinigung Arbeit und Leben Sachsen
mailto:info@arbeitundleben.eu

24.04.2014
The Faces of Our City: Stories of Migrant Past and Present
Type of activity: Launch of Documentary
Description: The documentary is about migration to London new and old. It tells a positive story of diversity and of communities living and working together in London. The Documentary launch is followed by a panel discussion on the upcoming European elections. Can migrants’ engagement in the European elections shift the balance away from anti-immigrant MEPs? Bringing us the perspectives from Europe is the European Commission Representative to the UK, Jackie Minor, Green MEP Jean Lambert and other speakers (TBC).
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Links: http://www.migrantvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=523%3Ainvitation-to-migrant-voices-documentary-launch-and-european-election-discussion&catid=5%3Aevent&Itemid=3
Venue: Europe House, Smith Square 32, GB-SW1P 3EU London, Great-Britain
Organiser(s): Migrant Voice
Contact: Migrant Voice
info@migrantvoice.org

24.04.2014
Multicultural Fleemarket
Type of activity: Street Market
Description: This fleemarket aims at establishing contact between foreign and local inhabitants of the city of Bad Soden, create a greater European feeling and talk about human rights and the upcoming European Parliament elections.
Venue: Kurpark, D-65812 Bad Soden, Germany
Organiser(s): Initiative by private person Helmut W.
Contact: Helmut W.
globaleRettung1@gmx.de

23.04.2014
War at the Boarders of Europe
Type of activity: Information and Discussion Evening
Description: In the course of the European Elections Welkom Onthaal wants to discuss the European foreigner policy at Europe’s boarders. The guest speaker will be the migration researcher Dr. Joris Schapendonk (Radboud University Nijmegen) who specialised on the migration of Sub-Sahara Africans and interviewed migrants in North-African countries on their way to Europe. The debate will be about the migration pressure from African countries on Europe, the dirty war that takes place at the external boarders and how far we go to protect “Fortress Europe”.
Time: 19:45-22:00
Links: http://www.samen010.nl/projecten/samenwerkingsprojecten/welkom-onthaal/
Venue: Pauluskerk, Mauritsweg 20, NL-3012 JR Rotterdam, Netherlands
Organiser(s): Welkom Onthaal
Contact: Welkom Onthaal
mailto:hk@samen010.nl

15.04.2014
European Union Parliamentary Elections Campaign 2014
Type of activity: Free Concerts, Press Conference
Description: Centre for Peace Studies will implement few public activities that will use UNITED’s material for the „Your vote can unite“ campaign.
These activities are mostly focused on youth from few major cities in Croatia.
Together with local youth organizations with strong anti-fascist orientation they are organizing free concerts during which bands and organizers raise awareness of the importance of political participation in elections (with the emphasis on EUP elections as the last year turnout was very poor) and the importance of choosing a political option that is not hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech orientated or exclusive towards minorities but preserves basic values and principles of open societies in Europe and prevent radicalization and prevalence of xenophobic, nationalistic parties in EU parliament. Except concerts, public awareness rising will be done through model of ambassadors/public figures promoting values of non-discrimination and equality.
Regarding hate speech and exclusiveness, CPS developed a monitoring instrument for detecting hate/discriminatory/inflammable speech in public space by candidates or/and leaders of political parties running for EUP.
This instrument is focused on detecting discriminatory attitudes in public sphere and the spreading of prejudice and discriminatory attitudes among the general population on behalf of political parties, public figures or organisations.
Results will be presented at a press conferences and through the “Public barometer for hate speech”, a web page on the political satire news portal www.news-bar.hr and on a Facebook page created for the purposes of EU PE campaign monitoring process.
Links: http://www.news-bar.hr, http://www.cms.hr
Venue: Rijeka, Croatia
Organiser(s): Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije, and other organisations
Contact: Center for Peace Studies – Centar za Mirovne Studije
cms@cms.hr

07.04.2014
Missing A Generation in EU Politics – How to Involve Young Europeans?
Type of activity: Debate
Description: Our guests will be: László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Marietje Schaake, Member of European Parliament, ALDE (Liberals), Sandra Petrović Jakovina, Member of European Parliament, Socialists & Democrats Group, Benedek Jávor, Candidate for the European elections, Member of the National Assembly of Hungary; leader of the “Politics Can Be Different” Party (Greens), Konstantinos Kyranakis, President, Youth of the European People’s Party, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre (Moderator).
Time: 10:00-12:30
Links: http://www.epc.eu/events_rep_details.php?cat_id=6&pub_id=4375&year=2014
Venue: Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Organiser(s): European Policy Centre
Contact: European Policy Centre
info@epc.eu

03.04.2014
The European Extreme Right
Type of activity: International Conference, Demonstration
Description:
Against the background of the threatening raise of the far right in Europe, this international conference will deal with the development of right-wing groups and different ways to oppose them. Case studies will be the raise of the Greek fascist group Golden Dawn, the success of the French Front National and the presence of fascists in the Ukrainian government.
The symposium will end with a demonstration at the anti-fascist monument on the Gellert-Hill.
Links:
http://www.praguespring2.net
Venue:
Kossuth Klub, Múzeum u. 7, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary
Organiser(s):
Prague Spring 2, Alter Summit and others
Contact:
Prague Spring II Network
mailto:info@ps2.net

03.04.2014
Evaluating Turkey’s Local Elections – What Will the Future Bring?
Type of activity: Discussion
Description: Turkish Insight Policy Dialogue with the following guests: Semih Idiz (Columnist for Taraf, Hurriyet Daily News and Al-Monitor), Ihsan Yilmaz (professor at Fathi University) and Faruk Logoglu (Member of Turkish Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the  Republican Peoples Party). Amanda Paul (Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre) will moderate the discussion.
Links: http://www.epc.eu/events_rep_details.php?cat_id=6&pub_id=4373&year=2014
Venue: Résidence Palace, 155 rue de la Loi, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Organiser(s): European Policy Centre
Contact: European Policy Centre
info@epc.eu

19.03.2014
For an EU Election Campaign Free From Hate
Type of activity: Mobilisation Event
Description: ILGA-Europe, ENAR and their members are organising a mobilisation event for an EU election free from hate in Brussels to introduce their campaign tools, and especially an online reporting form which will help civil society to monitor the use of hate speech by candidates during the election campaign and to act accordingly.
Time: 14:30-17:30
Links: http://www.enar-eu.org
Venue: Brussels, Belgium
Organiser(s): European Network Against Racism
Contact: European Network Against Racism
info@enar-eu.org