Past Conferences

The aim of the UNITED conferences is to strengthen the movement against discrimination. They are set up to make sure that there is a specific follow-up, a ‘multiplying effect’ and ‘synergy’. The UNITED network organises conferences as part of the total work of the network. A conference theme is chosen in communication between the secretariat and the network organisations.

Conferences of the UNITED network are each time in a different country. Here you can find information on previous conferences:

 

Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe

  They take our jobs. They put pressure on our social services. They bring war, disease and uncivilised social practices. They degrade our culture and threaten our societies. Everything was better before they arrived… These are just a few of the myths on migrants and refugees that are routinely spread by the mainstream media and […]

#YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe!

The conference “YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe” took place from 14 to 19 October 2015 and focused on the role of antiracism youth work in shaping European societies. You can find the report on our Facebook page under October 2015.        Europe is facing a moment of great difficulty. Politicians across the […]

Overcome all borders: UNITED against Intolerance

The conference “Overcome all borders; UNITED against Intolerance” took place from 4 to 9 May 2015 and focused 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 was to create ideas, vision, and strategies to counter this intolerance and […]

(Re)Act for equal opportunities online and offline

UNITED Study Session You can have a look at the pdf.file of the report here:         At the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe The study session (Re)Act for equal opportunities online and offline was held at the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from the 6th […]

What Divides Europe? Bridging Traditional Values and Fundamental Rights

You can find the report on our Facebook page under October 2014. You can also have a look at the pdf.file of the report:         Building Bridges Between Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Opportunities During this UNITED conference concepts of fundamental rights and traditional values were at the center of the discussion. In […]

Your Vote Can UNITE – Campaigning Against Populism and Racism

You can find the report on our Facebook page under April 2014. You can also have a look at the pdf.file of the report:        All over Europe, from Greece to Russia, from Georgia to Sweden, there is a rise of right-wing populist and extremist parties and movements. They offer ‘easy solutions’ for […]

Wipe Out Hate! UNITED in Solidarity

report (pdf 607 kB) programme (pdf 351 kB) list of participating organisations (pdf 431 kB)

Rethinking Diversity – Challenges for Equality in Europe and New Responses

“Diversity” has become a key term in contemporary social and political discourse. Diversity is a reality, a value, an aim and a normative prescription for how to achieve the objectives of social cohesion. Despite the openness and fluidity of the concept, we still tend to perceive ethnic, cultural, religious and other groups as homogenous entities. [...]

Step in! Be Active Against Racist Propaganda and Hate Speech Online

UNITED organised a special study session at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.
The session aims to train 35 young people to recognise and combat hate speech online. It will motivate and enable them to step in when they witness situations where racism, discrimination and hate speech are spread online.

Combating Racism: Non-violent Strategies and Tactics

UNITED for Intercultural Action and Youth Human Rights Movement conference in Russian language information english (100kB) information russian (120kB) program (163kB) report (125kB)

Get Educated, Fight Racism!

report (pdf 4 MB) programme (pdf 323 kB) list of participating organisations (pdf 55 kB)

All Different, All UNITED

report (pdf 987 kB) programme (pdf 431 kB) list of participating organisations (pdf 30 kB) press release german (pdf 171 kb) and french (pdf 269 kb)

UNITED Youth for Understanding

UNITED summer camp/training course on history as a cause of conflicts in Europe Programme (pdf 12 kB) report (pdf 261 kB) participants report (pdf 63 kB)

Ready! Steady! Go!

European Youth Preparation for the UN World Conference Against Racism. The conference took place in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg. Programme (pdf 9 kB) Report (pdf 169 kB) Newspaper (pdf 137 kB)