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On the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) in 2002, IMVF organises the webinar “We don’t want strangers – racism and discrimination on migration” in the framework of the TAS – Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis – Migration Labs project, on 21 May 2021, between 2.30pm and 4pm (Portuguese time), through the Zoom platform and live on IMVF’s Facebook page.

A conversation with Juliana Wahlgren, from the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), and Emellin de Oliveira, researcher at the Centre for R&D in Law and Society (CEDIS) and a member of the European Parliament (to be confirmed), we will promote a moment of sharing and learning that will aim to debate and reflect on racism and discrimination in a migratory context.

Globalisation has led to the creation of new social dynamics. Migrations, often resulting from war scenarios, poverty, extreme weather phenomena, challenge international physical and conceptual borders. The migratory phenomenon, which arises in a context marked by major socio-cultural changes, has also triggered racism and hate speech.

Although international migration, in its increasingly complex forms, must be analysed from a social, economic and political point of view, we know that it is essential to ensure the promotion of human dignity and absolute respect for human rights. Therefore, and on the day when we celebrate the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, it becomes crucial and urgent to debate and reflect on all forms of disturbance and limitation of equal rights and equal opportunities.

The webinar will be in English. Participants’ interventions may be made in Portuguese. For those who register for the Zoom session simultaneous translation English/Portuguese and Portuguese/English will be available.

Check the webinar’s programme here.

Register for free here. Once registered, you will receive via email a confirmation of registration with a link to access the webinar.

This webinar is promoted in the framework of the Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis – Migration Labs project, promoted in Portugal by IMVF and co-financed by the European Union through the “Europe for Citizens” programme.

The aim of the TAS – Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis – Migration Labs project is to support the EU citizenship principles and to promote an improvement in civic and democratic participation at EU level, reaffirming values of solidarity, intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and fighting existing stereotypes about migration and minorities.

Our activities are mainly targeted at young adults, policy makers and possible stakeholders from partner countries. The activities aim to raise awareness of EU policy-making processes, in particular migration, and to increase opportunities for social and intercultural participation and volunteering.

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