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.
This year, to mark the International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism on 9 November, and Human Rights Day on 10 December, UNITED is coordinating a campaign to celebrate Human Rights Superheroes – people from past and present who made great contributions – and often great sacrifices – to defend the rights of others.
Report from days III-V of the UNITED Conference “Living Together: Transform a divided past into our common future”, which is taking place near Ohrid, MK from 26-31 October 2016.
Report from days I and II of the UNITED Conference “Living Together: Transform a divided past into our common future”, which is taking place near Ohrid, MK from 26-31 October 2016.
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.
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’s autumn E-news for September/October, with news from UNITED, news from the network, highlights from the website and a look to the future.