Final conference – You Are Welcome

Final conference – You Are Welcome
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Date(s) - 16/11/2018 - 19/11/2018
All day

Dresden, Germany

Project type

Selected participants

We had the opportunity for foreigner living in Slovakia to participate in the final event of  YOU ARE WELCOME project that was between 16 – 19 November in Dresden, Germany. During those days, there werepresented the results of the project – surveys, videos, workshops that were carried out in different countries with the aim to bring migrants and the majority population closer together and to destroy increasing xenophobia.

During the event, there was also possibility to participate in the “NO HATE Film Festival” at the Technische Sammlungen Museum.

16 November (is arrival, traveling from Slovakia, welcome dinner)

17 – 18 November – various presentations, workshops, film festival,

19 November – (departure, traveling back to Slovakia or possibility to stay 1 or 2 days longer in Germany and visit some cities on your own costs)

More information about the project that was organized in the last months:

Project YOU ARE WELCOME arose from identification of the dangers of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination arising in Europe, and brought together 10 countries and 13 partners committed to support migrant and refugee integration, community development and promoting evidence–based policy making in the area of migration. The aim of WELCOME was to deconstruct the process of migrants’ stigmatization, help communities involved overcome stereotypes and develop counter narratives for more accurate perceptions of migrants and refugees stemming in participating countries, especially in the UK, Central Europe and countries along the Balkan-route.

Through project activities, in the “How We View Each Other” research phase, WELCOME assessed how hate speech and propaganda arise on fertile ground of economic and security fears in selected communities, and how they contributed to radicalized behaviors both from the indigenous communities and new arrivals. Then, working with representatives of the most affected communities (including third-country nationals legally residing in the EU) during the “Otherness Dialogue” workshop, we have adapted the workshop content and gave them skills to record educational videos and conducted “You and I – We Are Not So Different” workshops, and encouraged dissemination of learning through social action.

The final conference of the project was attended by a delegations from all countries involved in the project – from Germany Germany, Greece Greece, UK United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Denmark and Slovakia Slovakia. There was project manager and one migrant from each country.


Participation in the project

If you would like to apply for project, please answer the following questions:

1. Question:  What is your motivation to participate in the project?
2. Question:  How do you think you will use the knowledge and skills which you gain at this project in your future life?

Prihlasovanie na tento projekt bolo uzatvorené. Momentálne prebieha výber účastníkov.