European Action Day for Human Rights - 10 December
The last European Action Day of the year will be focusing on human rights and the need to raise awareness on human rights online. Since December 10,1950 human rights have been celebrated to remember the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that defines the global achievement that every people and nation should undertake in the field of human rights.
Human rights are still now an issue and are present in the offline and online worlds. Especially on the Internet, human rights violations are happening every day in chatrooms, forums or social networks for example. Human rights on the Internet are as important as anywhere else.
Gathering together organizations involved in the national campaign, the seminar will be a good opportunity for an exchange of practices and to tackle the challenges lying ahead of the No Hate Speech Movement in 2014. For this reason, different workshops will deal with online campaigning and educational tools, as well as awareness-raising. The working languages will be Portuguese and English, with simultaneous interpretation in one room and some workshops in English only.
Accommodation in the Youth Centre Hostel in Lisbon and meals as indicated in the program will be offered by IPDJ, with the support of the Council of Europe, for the participants coming from other countries and regions far from Lisbon. There is no registration fee, but you must register online
The European Campaign Conference took place from the 7th - 9th November at the European Youth Centre, Strasbourg (France).
This Conference brought together the main players and actors for the campaign at European and national levels to review and discuss the objectives and strategies of the campaign. Eleven workshops were held, during which the programme and expectations for 2014 were developed.
To read the Presentation and the Programme of the Conference, click below.
Live stream of the European Campaign Conference (7-9 Nov): Can’t attend the No Hate Speech Movement Conference in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg? Keep informed via the live stream of the conference. The live stream will be available from Thursday from 09:00 -13:30, Friday 09:00 – 13:30 and on Saturday from 09:30 – 18:00.
The No Hate Speech Movement is organising a European Action Week from 14 to 20 October 2013, around the theme of local democracy, in connection to the European Local Democracy Week.
The “European Local Democracy Week” (ELDW) is an annual European event where local authorities from all the 47 member states of the Council of Europe organise public events to meet and engage with their citizens on issues of current interest. The aim is to promote and foster democratic participation at a local level.
The workshop for campaign coordinators in Brussels (Belgium) will take place between the 9th-11th of October. Organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the French Community of Belgium, it aims at supporting and helping new campaign committees to establish their structures and programmes. An exchange of experiences on the actual state of play of national campaign will happen. This event will also seek the opportunity to strenghten the cooperation between national and European levels, as well as to seek connections with initiatives of organisations based in Brussels.
20th June 2013: European Action Day for Refugees and Asylum Seekers!
This Day is observed by the United Nations since 2001 and puts the spotlight on asylum seeker and refugee policy. Join the Movement and get involved by standing up for the human rights of refugees offline and online!
On May 17th, the Movement's first European Action Day will take place. The 17th May is the International Day combating Homophobia and Transphobia. The Movement's platform against hate speech will focus tomorrow on this cause. Be present and joint the movement!
The Movement’s first European Action Day takes place on the 17th of this month. European Action Days are designed to play a central role as catalysers for campaigning, involving all national and European actors. This newsletter provides information mostly about 17th MAY: EUROPEAN ACTION DAY COMBATING HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA
The Andorran Chairmanship of the Council of Europe is launching a campaign in support of the values promoted by the European Convention on Human Rights as it has made us aware that intolerance and discrimination are unacceptable. LET US READ the Convention and make sure it is put into practice!
On 21st of March, Subjective Values Foundation in cooperation with Europe Point held the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The goal of this year’s program was to highlight the Roma issues in the European Union and the official launching of the No Hate Speech Movement Campaign. The event started with the introduction of the National Campaign Committee held by Kristóf Téglássy, representative of the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resource and continued with an introduction of the Council of Europe campaign by Bálint Molnár, deputy director of the European Youth Center Budapest. The program was followend by a round-table discussion of experts from ERRC, Ministry of Human Resources, Amnesty International and Roma Club Foundation. Furthermore, the Foundation used the opportunity to introduce it's Urban Culture against Racism in Europe (U-CARE) project too. The program hosted the magnificent photo exhibition of Roma Fashion Design, and finished by the exceptional concert of Szilvási Gypsy Folk Band.
Become an online volunteer for the youth campaign for human rights online (2013-2014)
The first Training workshop for online volunteers will be on 15-16 April 2013, European Youth Centre Budapest.
The Youth Department of the Council of Europe calls upon young human rights and online activists interested to act as volunteer activists in our online campaign against hate speech to read and apply for this unique opportunity! The campaign is based on a European platform and programme of activities run by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The online volunteers are activists with special competencies and role for the online Campaign platform and tools. They are key actors in the campaign, particularly in the European and national aspects. They are the ones to shape and build the online community and to ensure the content of the online platform.