MINELRES: UNITED: CfA: Final conference on opposing xenophobia in Russia, 29 November - 1 December 2007, Petrozavodsk

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E-NEWS 16-11-07: Final conference joint project in Russia 

UNITED E-NEWS 16-11-07:
Final conference of joint project in Russia (UNITED and the Center for
Interethnic Cooperation)
"The utilization of the network of ethnic public associations in
opposing xenophobia in Russia"
http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/pages/russ.htm


Invitation to nominate - limited places available for foreign
participants -

Title: "Youth in Support of the Idea of Tolerance"
final conference of the CIC-UNITED project "The utilization of the
network of ethnic public associations in opposing xenophobia in Russia"
Date: November 29th - December 1st 2007
Place: Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia
Programme: attached
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>From MINELRES moderator: omitted, can be obtained from the organizers by
request.
Boris
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Participants: 40 participants from all regions in the Russian
Federation. Some European guests.
The conference will be part of an interregional information session "On
the Way to Perfection: The Culture of Peace and Agreement" with in total
100 participants from Russia.
Language: Russian - with some volunteers present who can help to
translate to English
Conference Fee: free
Hotel and food: free
We can NOT support your travel- and visa costs
Be aware that a visa and invitation for Russia will take at least a week
to be (self-)organised.
Travel options: night train connection to and from St Petersburg
(28/11-2/12)

Deadline for nomination: As soon as possible - latest 21/11. Limited
places available, a selection from the international nominations will be
made by the organisers.
Nomination: by email to info@unitedagainstracism.org and cc
center@interethnic.org - use the form below.


***fwd message from the Center for Interethnic Cooperation***

Conference "Youth in Support of the Idea of Tolerance":
November 29th - December 1st

Respected colleagues,

The Center for Interethnic Cooperation and the Ministry on Ethnic Policy
Affairs in liaison with religious associations of the Republic of
Karelia will hold the interregional information session "On the Way to
Perfection: The Culture of Peace and Agreement" from November 29th to
December 1st, 2007 in Petrozavodsk. A conference on the theme of "Youth
in support of the idea of tolerance" will be held in the framework of
the session.

Conference tasks: 
- Discussing the level of tolerance in the youth sphere in Russian
regions 
- Analyzing the causes of the emergence of racism and xenophobia in the
youth sphere
- Strengthening the influence of youth organizations in the youth sphere
- Discussing the mechanisms of interaction between authorities and youth
organizations 
- Exchanging experience in promoting the idea of tolerance in the youth
sphere
- Discussing and evaluating the results of the realization of the
project "The utilization of the network of ethnic public associations in
opposing xenophobia in Russia"  
- Developing recommendations for authorities and ethnic public
associations for promoting the idea of tolerance in the youth sphere

It is planned that the conference will accept forty participants from
youth activists from ethnic organizations and representative of the
authorities from twenty Russian cities and towns.  All expenses for the
participation of youth activists from Russian ethnic organizations will
be covered by conference organizers.

We would be very grateful if representatives of the authorities could
cover the cost of their own transport expenses.

Arrival at the conference: either the evening of November 28th or the
morning of November 29th, with departure on December 1st after 3:00 p.m.

Please note that there is no contribution to travel, no participation
fee, cost of hotel will be covered, and interpretation in English will
be available.

Ashot Airapetyan
Center for Interethnic Cooperation
127055, Moscow PO Box 8
Tel./fax: +7(499) 973-12-47, 972-68-07
center@interethnic.org

**end forwarded message**


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

"Youth in Support of the Idea of Tolerance" 29/11-1/12/07 Petrozavodsk

Name organisation:
Name organisation in English:
Abbreviation name organisation:
Organisation's address
street:
postal code:
city:
country:
Phone organisation:
Mobile phone organisation:
Fax organisation:
E-mail organisation:
Website organisation:

First name delegate:
Family name delegate:
Date of birth:
Male:               Female:
Private e-mail delegate:
Personal phone/mobile where you can be reached in emergencies:
phone:
mobile phone:

Special needs (vegetarian, no pork, allergies, disabilities etc.):


Do you consider yourself to be part of a minority?
No:
Yes: (please, specify)


Motivation and aims for participating:


Please describe the work you are doing and the specific projects you
have been involved in:


What languages can you work with:


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