'Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society' – report on Budapest conference17 May 2010

The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association co-organized the international conference “Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society”, which took place under the auspices of UNITED for Intercultural Action in Budapest, Hungary on 11-16 May. 91 delegates from 33 European countries participated, including three members of the Polish 'NEVER AGAIN' Association and its affiliated Anti-Nazi Groups. 'NEVER AGAIN' had been a part of the International Preparatory Group which designed and implemented the event.

Jacek Purski conducted a plenary presentation of the Football Against Racism in Europe East European Development Project (FARE EEP), sharing experiences of anti-racist work in football and focusing on the good practice toolkit 'How to fight racism?' published by the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association in the run up to EURO2012 in Poland and Ukraine. He also led specialist workshops on right-wing extremism and on monitoring hate crime. Experiences of the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association's East Europe Monitoring Centre were discussed.

FARE EEP partner Michal Riecansky (People Against Racism, Slovakia) conducted a workshop on racism in sports. The Hungarian FARE EEP partner, the Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization, participated in the conference too, sharing information about its activities. A FARE EEP coordination meeting of the Polish, Slovak and Hungarian partners took place during the conference.

The Budapest event was a follow-up to the previous UNITED for Intercultural Action conference held in Kiev, Ukraine in October 2009, where the 'NEVER AGAIN' Association had also been actively involved and conducted a training on anti-racism in football for interested human rights and ethnic minority NGOs.

The 'NEVER AGAIN' Association has monitored racism in Poland since 1996. Since 2009 it has coordinated the East Europe Monitoring Centre in frames of the FARE East European Development Project supported by UEFA.

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