We are pleased to announce that the nominations for the upcoming UNITED conference, “Rewind Radicalisation: Building up strategies against extremism” are now open! Taking place from 7-12 April at a venue near Prague, Czech Republic, the conference will focus on the urgent issue of radicalisation in Europe, and explore the role of the European antiracist movement in tackling extremism. Organisations interested in taking part in the conference should nominate their delegate by the deadline of 12 February 2017. -For full details and nomination form, check out the upcoming conference page-
Radicalisation is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious opinions. It is not a one-off decision, but a development that occurs step-by-step within an individual or a group.
During the last few years, a rising level of interest in far-right ideologies has been noticeable in almost all European countries. This has not only been the case since the Brexit referendum and the growing influx of refugees from the middle and far east. Xenophobic, homophobic, anti-Roma islamophobic and antisemitic associations are no longer on the fringe of society, but originate from the middle of it, and support for such movements has become normalised. This dangerous development leads to even faster radicalisation and to a lower inhibition threshold for violent actions.
In such times, not only official European institutions, but also civil society and its activists need to join forces to fight against increasing right-wing radicalisation of individuals and society on different levels and in different ways. For this reason, UNITED invites European antidiscrimination organisations to nominate delegates to participate in the conference Rewind Radicalisation! Building up strategies against extremism , which will take place near Prague, Czech Republic from 7-12 April 2017.
Organisations interested in nominating a delegate should fill the online expression of interest form before the deadline: 12 February 2017 24:00
This conference is prepared by:
* Antikomplex, Czech Republic
* Bulgarian Red Cross – Refugees & Migrant Service
* EFSYN – Efimerida ton Sintakton, Greece
* Human Rights Association, Georgia
* Norsensus Mediaforum, Norway
* UNITED for Intercultural Action
In cooperation with:
* Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
* Prague Spring II Network
This conference has been made possible with the financial support of:
* The European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe
* The Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the position nor the opinion of our sponsors. Sponsors are not to be held responsible for any use that may be made of it.