The words ‘Aik Saath’ mean ‘Together As One’ in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. They also embody the ethos of our charity- we believe in working together to prevent violence and hatred and to strengthen our community. Aik Saath was established in response to gang violence between young people from Asian backgrounds in Slough in the late 1990s. The founders of our organisation believed that young people needed to lead the efforts to resolve this conflict and over 19 years later young people are still leading our efforts to build peace and encourage cohesion in our communities.
Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO) is one of six central voluntary welfare associations in Germany. AWO is driven by the values of solidarity, tolerance, freedom, equality and justice. The activities of the association comprise the whole sector of social work, including stimulation of self-help, encouragement of voluntary work, offering and maintaining institutions and services in fields of healthcare, prevention and aid as well as support to the women, children and adolescents.
The Association Carta di Roma has been founded in December 2011 with the goal of implementing the Journalist’s Code of Conduct on immigration, signed by the National Council of Journalists (CNOG) and the National Federation of the Italian Press (FNSI) in June 2008. Carta di Roma seeks to be a stable reference point for those who work on daily basis with media and minorities issues: journalists, media operators, as well as various institutions, associations and activists involved in promoting and supporting the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, minorities and migrants in the field of media reporting.
“Cittalia – Fondazione dell’ANCI sulle politiche sociali per l’accoglienza, l’integrazione e la cittadinanza” is the Foundation of the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI) specialized on immigration, welfare and inclusion. Cittalia helps the Italian cities to tackle the challenges of a changing society and since 2011 the Foundation comprises the Central Service (Servizio Centrale) – the coordination unit of the System of Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) which currently allows for more than 31,000 persons to be received and protected in Italy. In addition, the Foundation manages national and transnational reasearch and action-research and action-research project through its Research and Project Development Office.
Founded in 1866, la Ligue de l’enseignement is a French organisation of non-formal education. It gathers 25,000 associations in 102 local and 22 regional federations with the common aim of training responsible citizens, fighting against all inequalities and building a fairer and more independent society. In order to guarantee access to education for everyone and promote a humanist society, solidarity among citizens and active citizenship, La Ligue defends free access to education, culture, recreation and sports.
The LDH (established in 1898 after the Dreyfus affair), whose work relies on its 300 sections and 10 000 members, fights for the principles settled in the Declaration of Human Rights. It is involved in three main fields: rights and justice; discrimination, racism, and anti-Semitism; democracy, freedoms, and citizenship. Thus, it leads campaigns against intolerance and xenophobia and is involved in many advocacy actions for liberties, against discriminations and racism. The LDH also offers direct support, advice and guidance for people whose rights have been violated or who are victims of discrimination.
SOS Racismo Gipuzkoa is a grass root, non-profit, antiracist, democratic, multiethnic, progressive and internationalist organisation. It belongs to the SOS Racism Federation in Spain and holds its Secretariat. It was formally founded in 1993 with the aim to fight all forms of discrimination and segregation based on skin color, ethnicity or cultural background. Whether this discrimination is on an individual, group or institutional level we demand tolerance, respect and understanding with equal rights for all. We see cultural diversity in a positive light and defend the freedom of expression of each individual or group in our society.
The Office for the promotion of equal treatment and the removal of discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin (UNAR) is operating since 2004 with the purpose of contrast every form of racial and ethnic discrimination.
As part of the Italian Prime Minister Office, UNAR monitors the different impact that discriminations have on gender and their relationship with other forms of racism of cultural and religious.
Within the University of Barcelona, the European Social Research Unit (ESRU), part of the Department of Social Anthropology, is dedicated to developing applied and academic social research in the areas of social identity, vulnerability, and resilience, focusing on gender, age (young people) and migration studies, at a comparative transnational level. The research adopts an essentially ethnographic approach, reconciling the in-depth conceptual debate with a pragmatic analytical framework.
UVic-UCC is a public university under private management. It provides a public service in the areas of teaching, research and knowledge transfer in its fields of expertise. Its mission is to develop knowledge and innovation to serve the Catalonia region, and it has a distinctive international vocation. The UVic-UCC is closely associated with the local environment and the cultural, social and economic progress of the whole area. The UVic-UCC is under the authority of the Fundació Universitària Balmes.