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Nemzetközi diszkrimináció-ellenes ifjúsági szeminárium Oszlóban
2004-09-09

LIVING OUR LIVES WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION: ANTI-RACISM IN YOUTH CULTURE AND SPORTS 27-31 OCTOBER IN OSLO (NORWAY)

A football stadium or a disco can be a mirror of society.
The struggle against racism and discrimination includes combating everyday racism and everyday discriminatory practices. They are often embedded in culture and lifestyle: the way we live our lives. In contemporary societies lifestyles are influenced and formed through popular culture and youth culture. Youth culture has become a powerful vehicle for transmitting ideas and attitudes. The field of sports, and football in particular, seems extremely important in shaping identities. Music, subcultures, new media - all of them have a significant impact on the way people live their lives in our increasingly pluralist societies, both in Western and Eastern Europe.

The aim of this Conference of UNITED for Intercultural Action is to provide a forum for the important debate on racism and anti-racism in youth culture and sports in Europe today. New practical ideas will be exchanged and developed and joint campaigns will be planned. UNITED invites committed individuals who are representatives of non-governmental organisations to nominate for the Conference.

The conference organiser UNITED is the largest European anti-racist network of more than 560 organisations. Through its conferences anti-racist and human rights activists from all parts of Europe meet and discuss effective ways of combating racism and discrimination. At a recent UNITED conference held in June 2004 near Dresden 66 delegates representing organisations from 28 countries developed common strategies against right-wing extremism and racism.

Working methods
... plenary sessions, working groups, lectures, political cafés, presentations, debates, intercultural 'games', information market, cultural activities, open forum ©
See the programme for further details.

Participants
The conference is planned for ± 70 participants (living in Europe) who represent (inter)national anti-racist, anti-fascist, refugee, human rights, sports and youth organisations. Active grass-roots groups from all over Europe are also invited. Participation is rotated from one conference to another. Priority will be given to nominations from young delegates (under 30) with a minority background. Preference is given to those organisations that actively take part in UNITED campaigns. Participants should act as multipliers, spreading the information to as many people as possible. We 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. But don't worry, English is almost nobody's mother tongue. If you have difficulties in expressing yourself, surely we can help each other.

Participation fee
The participation fee of the conference is:
80 Euro (supporters of UNITED 50 ¤) for participants from:
A, B, CH, CY, D, DK, E, F, FIN, GB, GR, I, IS, IRL, L, M, N, NL, P, S
50 Euro (supporters of UNITED 30 ¤) for participants from:
BG, BH, CZ, EE, H, HR, LV, LT, MK, PL, RO, SI, SK, TR, YU
30 Euro (supporters of UNITED 15 ¤) for participants from:
AL, ARM, AZ, BY, GE, KZ, KY, MD, RUS, UA, UZB
Full board and lodging and the complete programme is paid for by the organisers.

Conference organiser and further information:
UNITED for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees
Postbus 413   -  NL 1000 AK Amsterdam
phone: (31-20) 683-4778
Fax: (31-20) 683-4582
E-mail: info@unitedagainstracism.org
Internet: http://www.unitedagainstracism.org

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