The international UNITED conference “Rewind Radicalisation: Building up strategies against extremism” will take place near Prague, CZ from 7-12 April 2017. Deadline for nominations is 12 February
The official call for civil society submissions to ODIHR’s report on hate crime in 2016 will be sent out in February 2017, and ODIHR encourages civil society organisations all over Europe to get ready to submit their data.
UNITED E-News for November and December 2016, with news from UNITED, news from the Network, and a look back at the last year.
Statement by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) on the OSCE Ministerial Council and Parallel Civil Society Conference in Hamburg.
Even where populists don’t win power through the ballot box, they gain it through shaping policy and public debate. By Benjamin Ward via Open Democracy
Representatives of NGOs and the governments of OSCE member states met in Hamburg last week for the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council and Parallel Civil Society Conference. NGOs, including UNITED and members of the Civil Solidarity Platform (CSP) presented a set of recommendations to member states highlighting the need for protection and expansion of civil society space in Europe, as well as reaffirming the need to protect the rights of migrants, refugees and minorities.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has published its hate crime data for 2015, based on submissions from national governments and civil society organisations. It has called on governments to renew their efforts to meet data collection commitments.
The European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published data on the violence and harassment faced by migrants, refugees and asylum seekers across the EU.
UNITED’s Balint Josa and Geert Ates presented UNITED campaigns and discussed future collaboration with the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR) at the ECCAR General Assembly in Rotterdam.
Several members of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, UNITED and several UNITED network organisations among them, have gathered for a three-day meeting in Torino, Italy to establish the fundamentals for a new working group on migration in the Forum.