On June 27, 2019 the final court hearing was held in the trial of the two men accused of murdering Georgian human rights defender Vitali Safarov. The Judge Shorena Guntsadze made the ruling in the verdict of the defendants. Observers representing the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), Alexandra Novitchkova (“Public Alternative Foundation,” Ukraine), Elena Pershakova (“Public Verdict,” Russia) and Svitlana Valko (“Truth Hounds,” Ukraine) attended this hearing.
The #FootballPeople weeks unite supporters, clubs, players, minority groups and communities affected by discrimination to stand for equality and inclusion. This year’s weeks will take place from the 10th to 24th October 2019. Grants of up to €2500 are now available for organisations to organise activities during the period at local or regional level that use football to promote diversity and social inclusion.
Ecorys is carrying out a survey of youth NGOs and networks in Europe on behalf of the European Commission. The aims are to map EU youth NGOs and networks, and to identify any gaps in representation; to assess the contribution of EU funding to youth organisations and networks; to identify the new trends in youth participation, and how their potential could be better tapped under the EU Youth Strategy; and to make future funding recommendations to the European Commission.
This week ENAR is launching a campaign for new MEPs to join the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) in the European Parliament. To advance equality and fight racism and the far-right, we need to make sure we have a strong base in the new European Parliament. With far-right taking up approximately 10% of the European Parliament, now is the time to build a strong movement of politicians fighting racism.
Summer is in full bloom and the United Secretariat is going on a summer break. But before we all go on to our hard-earned holidays, we would like to share with you a short summary of what we have achieved together throughout the year, and what lies ahead after we return to build a United Europe – free from racism and xenophobia.
On World Refugee Day, 20th June, UNITED for Intercultural Action is releasing its yearly update of the List of Refugee Deaths. It is now – once again – more relevant than ever. UNITED calls on civil society to protest against the fatal policies of Fortress Europe that lead to too many deaths of desperate people looking for safe refuge. No More Deaths! Time for Change!
UNITED’s second conference of 2019, ‘UNITED #WithoutHate: Building Partnerships towards a Hate-free Society’, will take place between 17-22 November near Bratislava, Slovakia.
The call for nominations is now open (deadline 15 September 2019).
Are you passionate about antiracism and antifascism activism? Do you want to promote diversity and inclusion in Europe? Do you want to assist one of the largest European NGO networks with Europe-wide initiatives to tackle discrimination and prejudice? Apply to become a member of UNITED’s Campaign Preparation Group!
The 2019 European Parliamentary Elections results brought an unprecedented political composition of the European Parliament. In Austria, Estonia, and elsewhere in Europe, UNITED activists reacted to the results.
In the run-up to the European Parliamentary Elections (23-26 May 2019), UNITED for Intercultural Action, the pan-European network of antiracist NGOs, launched an online Index of Discriminatory Political Parties.