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European Network for Integration of Refugees at Local Level and Combating Hate Speech

WELCOME arose from identification of the dangers of xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination arising in Europe, and brings 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 is 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 will assess how hate speech and propaganda arise on fertile ground of economic and security fears in selected communities, and how they contribute 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 will adapt the workshop content and give them skills to record educational videos and conduct "You and I - We Are Not So Different" workshops, and encourage dissemination of learning through social action.

Finally, at the Final Conference, we will strengthen the foundations for continued intercultural dialogue and increase of mutual understanding. The legacy of WELCOME will be a European transnational network of young activists, emerging leaders in their organizations, communities, municipalities, with ambitions to actively combat stigmatization of "immigrants" and build counter narratives to hate speech. It will provide tools like the Educational Videos and a Guidebook to foster intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and civic participation of third-country nationals, to continue beyond the life of the project, and to connect to a wider European community.

Die Umfrage “How we view each other”

Wir führen momentan die Umfrage “How we view each other durch”. Mit dieser wollen wir die Meinung und Gedanken der in Europa lebenden Menschen einfangen bezogen auf die Themen Migration, Geflüchtete, interkultureller Dialog und Zusammenleben.

Ihre Meinung und Erfahrungen sind gefragt und wir würden uns sehr über ihre Teilnahme freuen. Dafür können Sie unseren Onlinefragebogen ausfüllen: (German) (English)

Die Umfrage dauert ca. 10 Minuten. Mit Ihrer Teilnahme helfen Sie uns, die Veranstaltungen und den weiteren Verlauf des Projektes auf die Meinung der europäischen aufzubauen und dadurch das Projekt partizipatorisch aufzuziehen.

Wir würden uns sehr über Ihre Teilnahme bei unserer Umfrage bis zum 31.12.2017 freuen! Ihre Daten werden alle anonymisiert und unter Einhaltung des Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes behandelt.

Vielen Dank für Ihre Teilnahme!

This project has been co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.