2019 OSCE/ODIHR Hate Crime Data: Key Takeaways and Further Actions to Take

On November 16th, 2020, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has published its annual hate crime data for 2019, in the spirit of the International Day for Tolerance, a day honoring the adoption of a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance by UNESCO’s Member States on November 16th, 1995. This data contains […]

Join the campaign “Life beyond EU Funding: Imagining a Different Role for Youth Organisations in Europe”

UNITED has joined 70+ organizations in the new campaign entitled “Life beyond EU Funding: Imagining a Different Role for Youth Organisations in Europe” for more funding and a more sustainable environment for youth organizations across Europe. What is this campaign about?  This pan-European campaign led by InterAlia believes that operating funding to youth organizations needs to increase […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Become members of UNITED’s Youth Advisory Board!

UNITED is opening the opportunity for delegates of UNITED supporter organisations to become members of UNITED’s Youth Advisory Board. Role of the Youth Advisory Board Role of the Youth Advisory Board The Advisory Board is responsible to oversee UNITED’s Secretariat with vision, strategy, resources, networking and accountability, based on the network organisations’ needs and objectives. […]

Europeans of foreign origins, especially from Africa, to representative positions within the European Union

Nearly 15 million Europeans are of African descent, representing 3,3% of the European population estimated at nearly 447.7 million. Although they may be legally well-integrated as European citizens, they still face discrimination regarding their economic, social, cultural and political rights. According to the 2018 European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey entitled Being Black in the […]

Upcoming webinar: Climate Justice and Peace

Do you remember our webinar earlier this year, where we co-organized a 2-day conference to discuss the future of civic organizing in the context of the global pandemic? We are back now with a follow-up to the exchanges we first had in April. “Peace is like a little bird – the more you try to […]

9th of November campaign – Day against Fascism and Antisemitism

We are back this year with another campaign for the 9th of November – the Day against Fascism and Anti-semitism. This has been a particularly difficult year for all of us, globally. We have all been thrown into entirely unknown circumstances; our lives have been disrupted, and the world has grappled with how to deal […]

Joint statement: French Minister threatening to close down anti-racist civil society organisation

ENAR and 70+ civil society organisations and academics express support to the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, following the call by Gérald Darmanin, French Minister of the Interior, to dissolve the organisation, and call on international solidarity against this manifestation of structural racism targeting civil society. First published on 20 October 2020 on European Network […]

Je suis Samuel

Julie Ward First published on October 22, 2020 in North East Bylines. The horrific killing of history teacher Samuel Paty, 47, in Paris on October 16th raises issues that keep coming back to haunt us across Europe and the wider world. Paty was doing his job. He was a teacher at a suburban school in […]

UNITED Virtual Conference with OXLO – A Success!

On the 30th September to the 1st October, UNITED, in cooperation with the Oslo municipality, hosted a virtual conference, covering the topics of youth, women, refugees and minorities, NGOs, and intersectionality. Concerning the circumstances organising it offline or online, causing a lot of delay, the conference was a success, with participants from all over Europe […]