Call for Applications

2015 #YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe

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Application Deadline: 23rd August 2015

14 Oct 2015 – 19 Oct 2015, Budapest, Hungary

UNITED invites your organisation to nominate participants for the UNITED Conference in Budapest, “#YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe”.

This conference takes place from 14 to 19 October 2015 and will focus on the role of antiracism youth work in shaping European societies.

Europe is facing a moment of great difficulty. Politicians across the spectrum are misusing the difficult economic circumstances to gain votes for populist causes, targeting ethnic minorities and, increasingly, the migrants coming to Europe in search of a better future. As a result, nationalist parties are polling highly, and racist rhetoric and intolerance are on the rise, often disguised as economical arguments.

Traditional anti-racism work is losing ground, and it seems that the majority population is less and less perceptive to the values of solidarity and tolerance. We have to take a deeper look to understand the root causes of racism, and how it is enhanced by the political and social environment, to help us better target majority society.

Eligibility

The conference is planned for 75 participants (living in the countries of the Council of Europe) who represent (inter-)national antiracist, antifascist, migrant and minority rights organisations. Active grass-roots groups from all over Europe are also invited. Especially organisations working with youth projects in the field of antidiscrimination and against hate are invited to nominate.

As a participant, you should have:

  • knowledge of and passion for the topic
  • influence and interest in youth work
  • experience with strategy development
  • plans on multiplying the knowledge gained into your organisation’s own activities.

Priority will be given to nominations from young delegates (up to 30 years old) with a minority background. Preference is given to those organisations that actively take part in the annual UNITED campaigns. Participants should act as multipliers, spreading the information to as many people as possible. Since we have limited sponsored places, organisations that can cover (part of) their delegates’ travel costs have a higher chance to be selected

 

Costs

Participation fee

The participation fee of the conference depends on the country where the nominating organisation is based:

  • 140 Euro for participants from: A, AND, B, CH, D, DK, E, F, FIN, GB, I, IS, IRL, L, LIE, MON, N, NL, S, SMR
  • 100 Euro for participants from: BG, CY, CZ, EE, GR, HR, LV, LT, M, P, PL, RO, SI, SK
  • 70 Euro for participants from: AL, ARM, AZ, BH, BY, GE, KZ, KY, MK, MNE, MD, RS, RUS, TR, UA, UZB, XK
  • 0 Euro for participants from Hungary

Contribution to travel costs

  • Participants travelling from:
 A, AND, B, CH, D, DK, E, F, FIN, GB, I, IS, IRL, L, LIE, MON, N, NL, S, SMR
    UNITED can contribute maximum 70% to the costs of your travel, not more than 250 Euro
  • Participants travelling from:
 BG, CY, CZ, EE, GR, HR, LV, LT, M, P, PL, RO, SI, SK
    UNITED can contribute maximum 75% to the costs of your travel, not more than 275 Euro.
  • Participants travelling from:
 AL, ARM, AZ, BH, BY, GE, KZ, KY, MK, MNE, MD, RS, RUS, TR, UA, UZB, XK
    UNITED can contribute maximum 85% to the costs of your travel, not more than 300 Euro.
  • Participants travelling from Hungary
    UNITED can contribute maximum 90% to the costs of your travel, not more than 50 Euro.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 #YOUACT: YOUth ACTivism shaping our Intercultural Europe

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