Press Release: Living Together – UNITED Conference in Republic of Macedonia

What causes conflicts between people and nations? How can these conflicts be resolved? What measures can be taken to ensure that communities recover from past conflicts? What can civil society organisations do to help communities to live together? These are the questions that will be tackled by around 75 activists at the UNITED conference near Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.


“Our biggest challenge is silent segregation.” Interview with CID co-founder Boshko Stankovski

Boshko Stankovski is a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, and a co-founder of the Macedonian NGO Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID). Ahead of our upcoming conference in Ohrid, Macedonia, where he is scheduled to present and lead a workshop, UNITED caught up with him to talk about his engagement with the topic, and the current challenges for intercultural work in Macedonia.


UNITED List of Deaths presented at MoMA exhibition

The List of Deaths, which includes details of over 22,000 refugees and migrants who died due to the fatal policies of Fortress Europe, was included in the exhibition “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” at the Museum of Mordern Art in New York.


ECRI releases country reports on Armenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has released its latest country reports on Armenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom, analysing recent developments and outstanding issues and providing recommendations to the authorities. Despite certain positive developments, ECRI notes, there are challenges ahead.


Human Rights Superheroes – 9 November 2016

UNITED announces the 2016 edition of our annual 9 November International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign. This year’s campaign will focus on the topic of the “Human Rights Superheroes” who show us that we don’t have to hate.

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UNITED presents #LifeSeekers campaign at OSCE side event

At the meeting chaired by UNITED spokesperson Ralph du Long, UNITED programme coordinator Balint Josa spoke about the growing polarisation in European societies regarding attitudes to refugees and the impact of the negative narrative around refugees that is routinely spread by populist media and politicians, as well as giving an introduction to UNITED’s #LifeSeekers campaign.


“We wanted to give refugees a voice.” Pro Asyl celebrates 30th anniversary

The German refugee support organisation Pro Asyl is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. The organisation was founded in 1986 by a coalition of asylum centre advisors, church representatives, trade unionists, humanitarians and human rights campaigners. Through means of analysis, legal reports, surveys, lobbying and European networking, Pro Asyl takes part in public and political discussions, as well as helping refugees individually in situations in which they need practical support.