www.coe.int/ecri
 

About ECRI

Statute

Other CM Decisions

Internal Rules of Procedure

ECRI members

Activities

Mandate

Country Monitoring Work

Work on General Themes

Statements

Awareness-raising

 

Library

Publications

Search (HUDOC database)

Press Releases

 

 Secretariat

Secretariat

Contact

 

E-news

Subscription

 

Restricted access

Access members

Password reset (expires every two months)

 
 
 
 
 
 

Seminar with national specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination

“Communicating on racism and racial discrimination”

26-27 February 2009
Strasbourg, AGORA – Room G03

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 26 February 2009:

Moderator: Ms Winnie SORGDRAGER, member of ECRI

SESSION 1: Setting the scene

9:00

Welcome by Ms Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI

9:05 – 9:25

Communicating on racism and racial discrimination – main challenges,
by Ms Claudia LAM, Acting Executive Secretary to ECRI

9:25 – 10:15

Discussion

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Moderator: Ms Johanna SUURPÄÄ, Ombudsman for Minorities (Finland)

SESSION 2: Communicating on racism and racial discrimination - developing a comprehensive communication strategy

10:30 – 10:50

How to develop a communication strategy and make it work,
by Ms Tjessica STEGENGA, Managing Director, PLEON Belgium

10:50 – 11:00

    · The French experience: Ms Marylène COURIVAUD, Director of Communications, Haute autorité de lutte contre les discriminations et pour l'égalité

11:00 –11:10

    · The Irish experience: Mr Richard FALLON, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Equality Authority

11:10 –11:20

    · The Bulgarian experience: Ms Esen FIKRI, member of the Commission for Protection against Discrimination

11:20 –12:30

Discussion

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

Moderator: Ms Martina KÖPPEN, Head of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (Germany)

SESSION 3: Communicating on racism and racial discrimination – key partners and strategies – Part I

14:00 – 14:20

Who are the main stakeholders and how to get them on board?

 

    · Presentation by Ms Lesley ABDELA, Eyecatcher/Shevolution

14:20 – 15:00

Key partners and strategies:

 

    · Public institutions:
    1. Building partnerships with public institutions, by Mr Jozef De Witte, Director of the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (Belgium)

 

    · Civil society:
    1. Building partnerships with non-governmental organisations, by Ms Mariëtte de HEIDE, Director of Article 1 (The Netherlands)

 

    · Business:
    1. Building partnerships with the business sector, by Mr Jonas CHRISTOFFERSEN, Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (Denmark)

15:00 – 15:45

Discussion

15:45 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Moderator: Ms Lesley ABDELA, Eyecatcher/Shevolution

SESSION 4: Communicating on racism and racial discrimination - key partners and strategies – Part II

16:00 – 16:40

Key partners and strategies:

 

    · General public:
    1. Communicating with young people: defining their specific information needs, by Mr Johan EKMAN, Board Member of the European Youth Forum
    2. Good practice: The Equalitas Campaign, by Ms Ingeborg GRIMSMO, Head of Communications, Office of the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud (Norway)

 

    · Victims of racism and racial discrimination:
    1. Communicating with victims of racism and racial discrimination: defining their specific information needs, by Mr Dieter SCHINDLAUER, Director of ZARA – “Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit”
    2. Good practice: Communicating with victims of racism and racial discrimination, by Ms Aneli JOYCE, Director of Communication, The Office of the Equality Ombudsman (Sweden)

16:40 – 17:45

Discussion

17.45 – 18:30

Reception

*****

Friday, 27 February 2009:

Moderator: Ms Milica PESIC, Director of the Media Diversity Institute

SESSION 5: Communicating on racism and racial discrimination –working with the media

9:30 – 9:45

Working with the media: the “Speak out against discrimination” Campaign of the Council of Europe,
by Ms Carole REICH, Campaign Coordinator

9:45 – 10:00

How to place diversity and issues related to racism and racial discrimination in the media,
by Mr Tim WILLIAMS, Director, Projects-Direct.Net Ltd

10:00 – 10:15

Working with the media,
by Mr Kamal AHMED, Director of Communications, Equality and Human Rights Commission (United Kingdom)

10:15 – 11:15

Discussion

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee Break

Moderator: Mr Michael HEAD, member of ECRI

CLOSING SESSION

11:45 – 12:00

Presentation of the main findings of the Seminar by the Rapporteur

12:00 – 12:30

Discussion

12:30

Closing of the Seminar