Celebrating 20 years of the anti-racist movement in Europe

It was back in 1998 that people from all over Europe got together to lay the ground work for a pan European movement for racial equality and to advance legal and social developments in Europe. Together we have changed the narrative on racism in Europe and set the agenda for the policy discussion that is moving ahead slowly but surely.

From 21st to 23rd of June, 150+ members from the 28 EU Member States plus Turkey, Norway, Macedonia, and Serbia are coming together to celebrate equality and solidarity for all. We asked Michael, who is ENAR’s Director in the secretariat in Brussels, to explain what exactly will happen at the coming General Assembly that will mark the 20th anniversary of ENAR.

"ENAR’s General Assemblies are the place to be to discuss anti-racism in Europe and beyond : to inform oneself about emerging trends and confirmed changes, to get trained on specific methodologies, to advocate and bring impact ; to get introduced to racism issues one is not familiar with, but also to devise the broader strategic changes of the organisation, such as our conscious decision of transforming the anti-racist movement into a safe and caring place through a feminist and fully intersectional approach. ENAR is the place where activists from across Europe will nurture themselves with new ideas and get re-energised to move up to the frontline again."

"ENAR General Assemblies are also where we discuss and set the ground for important re-orientations of our work, such as membership and governance overhauls, or the decision to further work at the national and even local level to compensate for the EU’s decreasing agency in the area of inclusion and equality."

If you are already a delegate attending the General Assembly please visit : http://www.enar-eu.org/General-Assembly-2018 (in ENAR’s member area)

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