Financial Conditions

Participation fee

The participation fee of the conference depends on the country where the nominating organisation is based:

– 100 Euros for participants from:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great-Britain, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

– 75 Euros for participants from:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

– 50 Euros for participants from:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

– Free for participants from Slovakia

Full board & lodging & bus transfer to the venue & complete program are included.

Organisations that have paid their 2019 supporter fee to the UNITED Network will receive a 50% reduction of the participation fee. More information on how to become a supporter you can find here.

Contribution to travel costs

– Participants travelling from:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great-Britain, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland
UNITED can contribute up to 70% of your travel costs, no more than 250 Euros.

– Participants travelling from:
Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain
UNITED can contribute up to 70% of your travel costs, no more than 250 Euros.

– Participants travelling from:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
UNITED can contribute up to 70% of your travel costs, no more than 300 Euros.

– Participants travelling from Slovakia
UNITED can contribute up to 100% of your travel costs, no more than 40 Euros.

Please look for the cheapest and most environmentally friendly possibility to travel. We strongly encourage you to travel by night-train, bus or other cheaper means of transport to Slovakia (flight to Bratislava and bus might be an economical option).

In order to be eligible for a contribution to your travel costs, you are expected to attend the whole meeting and to prove your travel expenses providing an original invoice and all original tickets and boarding passes to UNITED.

UNITED can only contribute to travel costs made for the direct return route between your place of residence and Slovakia.

UNITED conferences can only take place when participants make an effort to contribute financially to their travel costs. We ask you to find out if there are alternative possibilities of funding your participation. Sometimes it is possible to find small local grants (e.g. a travel grant from a foundation, a university, an embassy or another sponsor). We would very much appreciate your help, enabling us to invite more participants!

Since we have limited sponsored places, organisations that can cover (part of) their delegates’ travel costs have a higher chance to be selected.

Visa

The cost of your visa can be reimbursed by UNITED on the basis of an original invoice from the Embassy.


TECHNICAL INFO:

Working methods

Debates, workshops, trainings, presentations, political cafés, icebreakers, good practice market, cultural activities, excursions, open forum, sharing good practices, etc.

Participants

The conference is planned for 75 participants (living in the countries of the Council of Europe) who represent (inter)national antiracist, antifascist, refugee and minority rights organisations. Active grass-roots groups from all over Europe are also invited. We are especially interested in nominations from organisations working with minorities, and on the topics of antidiscrimination, hate speech and hate crime. As a participant, you should have:

– knowledge of and passion for the topic;
– advocacy and/ or campaigning skills;
– experience with strategy development;
– plans on multiplying the knowledge gained into your organisation’s own activities.

Participation is rotated from one conference to another, so you might not be selected if you were a participant at another recent UNITED conference, and organisations are advised to nominate delegates who have not participated at previous UNITED events.

Priority will be given to nominations from young delegates (up to 30 years old), and to delegates with a minority background. Preference is given to our official supporter organisations and those organisations that actively take part in UNITED campaigns. Participants should act as multipliers, spreading the information to as many people as possible. Since we have limited sponsored places, organisations that can cover (part of) their delegates’ travel costs have a higher chance of being selected. We will try to reach an equal balance of female/male participants and a good geographical distribution.

Each organisation can nominate only ONE delegate.

 

Language

The conference language is English. All participants are expected to have at least basic knowledge of English. But don’t worry: English is almost nobody’s mother tongue. If you have difficulties in expressing yourself, we can help each other.