March 2005


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Virag Szabo <[log in to unmask]>
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Virag Szabo <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 13:16:01 +0100
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14 - 21 MARCH 2005
European-wide Action Week Against Racism


From the 14th till the 21st of March Europe will celebrate the European-wide Action Week Against Racism. The AEGEE-Europe and its Human Rights Working Group is organising an international "Human Rights Fair" during the European Boards Meeting in Valletta this week.

The fair will be in form of an interactive exhibition with info stands and a media campaign about human rights awareness and promotion of activism. The main important stands will focus on the Case Study Trip Migration, which includes Xenophobia, Racism, Discrimination and The Bridge project whose main aim is to enable disabled youth to actively participate in creating and developing civil society. 

The target group of all the AEGEE events are young people from 18 to 30, of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The Fair is expected to be visited by 200 people not only from the youth section but also from the national and international authorities. One of the goals set by our Association is to unite and bring young people from all over Europe closer to each other and to find common ground of understanding and co-operation in the fields of utmost importance for the future of youth of our continent.

March 21st was declared as the International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by the General Assembly of the United Nations. During the annual European-wide Action Week, thousands of people actively engage themselves for tolerance, equal rights and celebrate the diversity of Europe. This campaign aims to highlight the issues of racism, something that happens on an every-day basis and which cannot be justified or tolerated. The key to defeating racism is our awareness and unity between groups and individuals who want to ACT against racism in Europe!


The European Students' Forum actively took a position against racism by involving AEGEE locals in action events. Having Active Citizenship among its main fields of action, AEGEE has been always highlighting and acting for the importance of equal opportunities for every single individual in Europe.


Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 

Virag Szabo
Director for Public Relations

European Students' Forum - AEGEE
Rue Nestor de Tiere 15
1030 Bruxelles
Phone: +32 2 245 23 00
Fax: +32 2 245 62 60
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AEGEE is one of Europe's largest interdisciplinary and voluntary student associations, operating without being linked to any political party, promoting a unified Europe, cross-border co-operation, communication and integration in academic environment, and at the same time striving to create an open and tolerant society by involving students and young graduates in valuable projects and discussions over the topics of importance for the communities they live in. It is represented in 260 university cities, in 42 countries all around Europe and has about 17000 members.