MINELRES: UNITED: International Conference in Voronezh (RUS), 21-23 April 2010

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UNITED E-NEWS 12/03/2010:

International Conference in Voronezh (RUS), 21-23 April 2010 

***Deadline for nominations 20 March 2010***

Please find below the information and e-nomination form for the
international conference:

'COMBATING RACISM: NON-VIOLENT STRATEGIES AND TACTICS'
Voronezh, Russia
April 21-23, 2010

Organised by Youth Human Rights Movement and UNITED for Intercultural
Action

The main conference language will be Russian. 
Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Russian.

All information and the e-nomination form in English can be found below
all information in Russian language will be available in the UNITED
website.

If your organisation is interested to nominate a representative, please
return the expression of interest form (below) as soon as possible
(deadline 20 March 2010), 
by email to voronezh@unitedagainstracism.org

Best wishes,
Geert Ates
Ira Aksenova
Anastasia Nikitina

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Dear friends and colleagues!

We invite you to participate in the international conference:

"Combating Racism: Non-violent Strategies and Tactics"
Voronezh, Russia
April 21-23, 2010

This conference is a continuation of a long-term cooperation between the
European network UNITED for Intercultural Action and the Youth Human
Rights Movement (YHRM). We see this conference as a meeting place for
around 65 Russian speaking activists, representatives of anti-racist
organisations and groups, young educators and journalists - all those
who want to discuss urgent questions and challenges, share their
experience and successful practices, find new allies and partners, etc.
During the conference we will gladly discuss your ideas and projects,
some of which may find support from the YHRM micro-grants programme.

The following sections are scheduled within the conference:
- discussion of contemporary challenges and problems of anti-racist
activity in Russia and Europe;
- presentation of successful practices and new tactics;
- development of possible non-violent youth actions against racism and
discrimination;
- presentation of international networks and initiatives that are open
for participation;
- and many others.

Experts of the European network UNITED for Intercultural Action, the
Youth Human Rights Movement, the Moscow Helsinki Group, the 'GROZA'
movement and others will participate in the conference. The
representatives of OSCE, European Commission and the Embassy of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands are also supposed to participate.

The conference programme includes a number of open discussions,
workshops, master-classes and expert report. You can also contribute to
forming the programme.

The main conference language will be Russian. Participants are expected
to have a basic knowledge of Russian.

We invite everyone involved in youth actions against racism and
discrimination and interested in cooperation with the European network
UNITED for Intercultural Action and the Youth Human Rights Movement.


Draft Program

Wednesday 21 April
14:00-16:30 
Opening, Introduction, Presentations organisers
17:00-20:00 
Youth Antiracist Initiatives in Russia and Europe - Panel Discussion

Thursday 22 April
10:00-11:45 
Plenary session 'Combating Hate Crimes and Xenophobia'
- 'Hate crimes phenomenology', Matilde Fruncillo, OSCE-ODIHR
- 'Xenophobia amongst youth in Russia', Alexey Kozlov, Movement 'GROZA'
- Presentation of the European Commission Delegation Moscow and their
impact on the anti discriminatory work in Russia and Europe; 
12:00-14:00 
Workshops:
- Hate crimes: concept and characteristics; 
- Monitoring of hate crimes 
- Cinema against hatred; 
- Art projects against racism; 
- Aspects of non-formal educational programs for schools children;
15:00-16:30
Plenary session 'New Tactics of fighting racism': 
- Diversity Initiative/Xenophobii.net;
- Antifascist Archive of non-violent actions;
- International school of Antifacism; 
17:30-20:00 
Working groups:
UNITED network in Russia 
Educational programs
Publishing projects (Open city)
Foreign students 
Informational and web-projects

Friday 23 April
10:30-11:45
Presentations from working groups
12:00-14:00
Final session 'Ideas and proposals for future cooperation'. 


How to participate:
Unfortunately we are not in a position to invite everyone interested,
therefore there will be a selection of participants

priority will be given to:
- participants who are involved in youth actions against racism and
discrimination
- participants who are able to work in Russian language; 
- participants who are able to cover their own travel expenses fully or
partially;
- supporters of the European network UNITED for Intercultural Action;
- participants and correspondents of the Youth Human Rights Movement.

Contribution to travelcosts
Participants from the Russian Federation
travel expenses for selected participants from the Russian Federation
(cheapest means of transport) can be refunded

Participants from Belarus and Ukraine
travel expenses for selected participants from Belarus and Ukraine can
be partially refunded

Participants from other European countries
Unfortunately the organisers cannot contribute to travel- and visa costs
of participants from other countries. 
Organisations that are able to cover the costs of their participation
(flight to Moscow and nighttrain to Voronezh) are however welcome to
nominate a delegate.

Accommodation, Food, Fee
The organisers will provide for all selected participants with meals and
2 nights accommodation in a shared room during the conference (21-23
April).
There is no participation fee.

In order to apply, please, fill in the form below and send it to:
voronezh@unitedagainstracism.org by March 20th 2010.

Looking forward to meet you!

The conference prep-team:
Anastasia Nikitina and Irina Aksenova 
ynri@yhrm.org
phone +7 4732 54 55 29, fax +7 4732 54 55 30

Geert Ates
info@unitedagainstracism.org
phone +31-20-6834778

This conference will be held within the project 'Civil organizations
serving society: youth actions against racism, nationalism and
xenophobia and for human rights and multicultural dialogue', supported
by the MATRA program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom
of the Netherlands and within the project 'Building partnership for
successful non-violent youth action to promote human rights culture,
tolerance and inter-cultural dialogue', supported by the Delegation of
European Commission to Russian Federation.

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

International conference:
'Combating Racism: Non-violent Strategies and Tactics'
April 21-23, 2010
Voronezh, Russia

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:

Describe your skills (eg. leading a working group, reporting):

What languages can you work with?:

Indicate the field(s) of your activity:
put a cross before the relevant field(s)
[ ] Anti-nationalism
[ ] Anti-racism
[ ] Anti-fascism
[ ] Migrant / minority rights
[ ] Refugee support
[ ] Human rights
[ ] Youth work
[ ] Roma issues
[ ] General Discrimination
[ ] Other:

Would you need financial support from the organisers for your travel
costs?
[ ] No, I / My organisation will cover the travel costs
[ ] Yes (only for participants from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine)
If yes:
How much will be the total costs of your travel to Voronezh? .......... 
How much contribution would you need from the organisers? .........

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For those who will need a visa
(please attach scanned copy of your passport)

First name (as it is written in the passport):
Family name (as it is written in the passport):
Private address of the delegate:
Street:
Postal code:
City:
Country:

Place of birth:
Country of birth:
Citizenship:
Number of passport:
Passport valid until:

Russian embassy where you will get your visa (city/country):

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Please send this form as soon as possible (deadline March 20, 2010) by
e-mail to:
voronezh@unitedagainstracism.org

 

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