This project was developed after many years’ experience of UNITED network in antidiscrimination campaigns and deep analysis on the current trends of European civil society active in the fight against right-winged extremism, racism and discrimination.
Experience shows that despite the quantitative and qualitative work done by many organizations active in this field, many NGO’s have little knowledge about democratic institutions and processes. Nevertheless, there are effective ways to tackle discrimination at its local and regional level through innovative and informal learning strategies. There are as well ways to give the best practices a European dimension.
The aim of the project is to create a space for antiracial adult education and make it qualified, available and accessible throughout Europe. The objectives are: the creation of feasible ways to enhance the work of local grassroots groups and NGO’s active in the field of antiracial education, their training as learning facilitators in antiracial education, and the counterbalance of the unevenness in antiracial fight Europe-wide. The project has as its direct target group precisely NGOs activists. Ultimately, the project is also expected reach-out the NGOs’ target groups, mainly disadvantaged social categories with less opportunities to access education else way. The main activities envisaged include identification, selection and dissemination of best practices in the antiracist field, conferences, workshops and campaigns, which will eventually bring the following outputs: publications, handbooks, info leaflets, web-pages and campaigning material.
- International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism
Site | Publications
2008 | GB | CZ | D | E | I | PL
2007 | GB | D | E
- 2-7 June 2009 in Yorkshire (UK)
UNITED We Can Do It!
- The Dangerous Threat of Populism: We against Them
Thematic Leaflet No. 07: Populist propaganda as a shortcut to gain power and mobilise masses was and is a cyclic historical phenomenon putting in danger the very essence of democracy and its related values of individual human rights and tolerance.
- Love Music – Hate Fascism
Thematic Leaflet No. 06: Hate Music is a threat. It incites violence. Ignoring the problem means that hate can grow in the middle of society without being confronted. This leaflet informs about how to recognize and confront hate music.
- How to Recognise and Confront Hate Graffiti
Thematic Leaflet No. 04: This leaflet gives organisations, activists and committed individuals a guideline how to recognize and confront graffiti containing racist messages, xenophobic discrimination and right-wing extremist symbols and codes.
- Football Without Racism
Thematic Leaflet No. 05: This publication focuses on racism in football and examples of good initiatives to counteract racism in sports…
- 27 May – 1 June 2008 in Stockholm (S)
Get Educated, Fight Racism!
- How to Understand And Confront Hate Speech
Thematic Leaflet No. 03: This publication focuses on civil society and hate speech, examples of international legal documents against hate speech and gives background information about initiatives against right-wing extremism.
- How to Understand And Confront Holocaust Denial
Thematic Leaflet No. 02: This publication focuses on claims, exponents and internationalization of Holocaust denial as well as on legal and academic responses to Holocaust denial.
- 10-15 April 2007 in Madrid (E)
UNITED Against Intolerance
- Good Practice: Think Globally – Act Locally
Example of a ‘Good Practice’ campaign event in Austria.
- Good Practice: Train of Commemoration
Example of a ‘Good Practice’ campaign event in Germany.
‘Civil Society Against Right-Wing Extremism – Developing New Lifelong-learning Strategies for NGOs’ is a project supported by the Grundtvig Program of European Commission and implemented by UNITED for Intercultural in partnership with:
- ARI Immigrant Association Rieti, Italy – www.ariweb.it
- DUHA – Rainbow Association, Czech Republic – www.duha.cz
- Kulturbüro Sachsen, Germany – www.kulturbuero-sachsen.de
- Movement Against Intolerance, Spain www.movimientocontralaintolerancia.com
- Never Again Association, Poland – www.nigdywiecej.org
- Norwegian People’s Aid, Norway – www.antirasisme.no
- People Against Racism, Slovakia – www.rasizmus.sk
- University of Venice, Master on Immigration Programme, Italy – www.unive.it/masterim
The first part of the project ‘Civil Society Against Right-Wing Extremism’ was developed by UNITED for Intercultural Action in co-operation with ‘DUHA – Rainbow Association’ and ‘a3l Agentur für Lebenslanges Lernen’ in order to identify new life-long learning strategies to be used by anti-racist NGOs.
- Final Project Report: “Roads Out of a Dead End – Creative actions against hatred” in GB, CZ, D, E, I, N and PL (pdf 2 MB)
- International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism:
Have a look on the dayagainstfascism.eu site or in our publications!
- Information Leaflet No. 23
- Information Leaflet No. 25
This webpage is part of the project ‘Civil Society Against Right-Wing Extremism’ part funded and made possible by the support of the European Union Grundtvig Program.