European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI/ EUMC Joint Round Table
LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT RACISM
Strasbourg, Friday 21 March 2003

PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:30 OPENING

 

Welcome and introductory statements by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI and Mr Bob PURKISS, Chair of the EUMC

9:30 –1:00 PLENARY SESSION

 

Moderator of the Round Table: Ambassador Gérard PHILIPPS, Luxembourg

9:30 – 9:50

THEME I: “Application of effective national legislation against racial discrimination, incitement to racial discrimination and violence at the local level”,

by Ms Anna CERVENAKOVA, legal consultant of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and member of the Czech Society for International Law

9:50 – 10:30

Discussion: open to the floor

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:05

THEME II: “Youth and the fight against racism and intolerance”,

by Ms Matina MAGKOU, European Youth Forum

11:05 – 11:45

Discussion: open to the floor

11:45 – 12:05

THEME III: “Mechanisms for dialogue, co-operation and conflict resolution and the necessary conditions for their success -Community Cohesion: the UK experience”,

by Professor Chris MULLARD, Chairman of FOCUS

12:05 – 1:00

Discussion: open to the floor

1:00 – 2:30

Lunch break

2:30 – 4:30 WORKSHOPS

Workshop I: “Application of effective national legislation against racial discrimination, incitement to racial discrimination and violence at the local level”

 

Chair: Mr Jenö KALTENBACH, ECRI member in respect of Hungary

Speaker: Ms Dimitrina PETROVA, Executive Director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)

Rapporteur: Ms Claudia SCIOTTI, ECRI Secretariat

Workshop II: “Youth and the fight against racism and intolerance”

 

Chair: Ms Mariam YASSIN HAGI YUSSUF, President of Young Women from Minorities (WFM)

Speakers: Ms Pascale CHARHON, Director of the European Jewish Information Centre (CEJI) and Vice-Chair of the European Network against Racism (ENAR), Mr Jean-Luc FRAST, Acting Director of the European Peer Training Organisation (EPTO)

Rapporteur: Ms Marina RONCORONI, EUMC Vienna

Workshop III: “Mechanisms for dialogue, co-operation and conflict resolution and the necessary conditions for their success”

 

Chair: Mr Ljubomir DANAILOV FRCKOSKI, ECRI member in respect of ”the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Speaker: Professor Rona AYBAY, member of the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rapporteur: Ms Anja RUDIGER, EUMC UK Office

4:30 – 4:45

Coffee Break

4:45 – 6:00 PLENARY SESSION

4:45 – 5:30

Presentation of the findings of the Workshops,

by the Rapporteurs of the Workshops

5:30 – 5:45

Contributions by Ms Beate WINKLER, Director of the EUMC and Ms Isil GACHET, Executive Secretary to ECRI

5:45 – 6:00

Presentation of the Conclusions of the Round Table, by Ambassador Gérard PHILIPPS, Luxembourg