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Make Every Voice Heard! The Power Of Victim Perspectives In Fighting Hate Crime


, - bei Berlin, Deutschland

UNITED for Intercultural Action


To share understanding, learn about victim-centered approaches and hear about victims' needs, UNITED invites European antidiscrimination, youth and victim-support organizations to nominate delegates to participate to this conference. The organisers especially encourage organisations to delegate representatives of vulnerable groups and minorities in Europe who are willing to share their (personal) experiences with Hate Violence and discrimination.

What can you expect?
Considering that Hate Crime and Violence and, even more, the fight against it, are extremely complex topics, our conference aims to create a platform to:
- understand what Hate Crime and Hate Violence is
- listen to the experts in this field and get some theoretical background
- find out how Hate Violence affects individuals, groups and our society by listening to personal testimonies
- learn about victims´ needs and how to implement victim-centered approaches in your everyday work
- work in groups to develop strategies for victim support, media, advocacy, campaigning or community work
- initiate joint actions for organizations as well as produce future working materials and strategies to tackle Hate Violence
- pave the way for future cooperation.

The conference programme combines debates, workshops, sharing of experiences and good practices, political cafes and many other methods for learning from practical experience.

Working methods
The conference will be based on participatory approaches and spaces for joint work and sharing of knowledge and skills. The methods include: Debates, workshops, trainings, presentations, political cafés, icebreakers, good practice market, cultural activities, open forum, sharing good practices, etc.

The conference is planned for 85 participants (living in the countries of the Council of Europe) who represent (inter)national antiracist, antifascist, refugee, and minority rights organisations. Active grass-roots groups from all over Europe are also invited. The organisers are especially interested in nominations from organisations working with minorities, and on the topics of antidiscrimination, hate speech, and hate crime. As a participant, you should have:
- knowledge of and passion for the topic,
- advocacy and/ or campaigning skills,
- experience with strategy development,
- plans on multiplying the knowledge gained into your organisation's own activities.

Your knowledge, expertise, and input as a participant will be invaluable. Together with around 85 NGO representatives from more than 30 European countries you will review different perspectives on the situation of migration and asylum in Europe, explore various tools and methods for victim support, share best practices and get to know other activists and organisations from every corner of the continent.

Participation is rotated from one conference to another, so your candidate might not be selected if they were a participant at another recent UNITED conference, and organisations are advised to nominate delegates who have not participated at previous UNITED events.

Priority will be given to nominations from young delegates (up to 30 years old), and to delegates with a minority background. Preference is given to official supporter organisations and those organisations that actively take part in UNITED campaigns. Participants should act as multipliers, spreading the information to as many people as possible. Since there is a limited number of sponsored places, organisations that can cover (part of) their delegates' travel costs have a higher chance of being selected. UNITED will try to reach an equal balance of female/male participants and a good geographical distribution.

Each organisation can nominate only ONE delegate.

Language: The conference language is English. All participants are expected to have at least basic knowledge of English.

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Antirassismus , Deutschland, Diskriminierung , Fremdenfeindlichkeit, Medien , Menschenrechte, Minderheit, Rassismus, Social Media

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