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Welcome to the March 2014 edition of the CEJI Flash e-newsletter. 

CEJI 5-DAY TRAINING COURSES
REGISTER BEFORE 10 MARCH FOR MOBILITY GRANTS!

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

When? 6-11 July 2014
Where? Budapest, Hungary
Language? English

RECONCILING RELIGION, GENDER & SEXUAL ORIENTATION

When? 28 September - 3 October 2014
Where? Brussels, Belgium
Language? English

OVERCOMING ISLAMOPHOBIA / OVERCOMING ANTISEMITISM

When? 19-24 October 2014
Where? Brussels, Belgium
Language? English

DIVERSITÉ DES CROYANCES ET DES VALEURS

Quand ? 9-14 novembre 2014
Où ? Athènes, Grèce
Langue ? Français

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION

When? 16-21 November 2014
Where? Brussels, Belgium
Language? English

A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE TM

Quand ? du 3 au 8 mai 2015
Où ? Prague, République Tchèque
Langue ? Français

“Obsession with headscarf works negatively on the integration of Muslim women”

CEJI is deeply concerned about the division within the Belgian anti-racism movement today on the Muslim headscarf. CEJI believes strongly in the fundamental right of religious freedom and sees more harm than good coming out of this obsession with the Muslim headscarf. Not only has this obsession had negative consequences on the integration of Muslim women in the education and employment system of Belgium, but it also has had a serious impact on the freedom of Jews, Sikhs, Hindus and even Christians to wear relgio-cultural dress and symbols...
Read the full press release.
Lire le communiqué de presse.

Full list of upcoming training courses

1-day workshops:
  • Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination
    12 Feb, Antwerp (in English)
  • Confronter l'antisémitisme
    10 avr, Bruxelles (en français)
  • Confronter islamophobie
    17 avr, Bruxelles (en français)
  • Reconciling Religion, Gender & Sexual Orientation
    12 Jun, Brussels (in English)
  • Diversité des croyances et des valeurs
    19 jui, Bruxelles (en français)
  • Confronting Discrimination: Facilitation Skills
    28 Oct, Brussels (in English)
  • Confronting Discrimination: Taking Action
    4 Nov, Brussels (in English)
5-day training courses:
  • Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination
    6-11 Jul, Budapest (in English)
  • Reconciling Religion, Gender & Sexual Orientation
    28 Sep - 3 Oct, Brussels (in English)
  • Overcoming Islamophobia / Overcoming Antisemitism
    19-24 Oct, Brussels (in English)
  • Diversité des croyances et des valeurs
    9-14 nov, Grèce (en français)
  • Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination
    16-21 Nov, Brussels (in English)
For more information, including how to register, contact our Training Co-ordinator Stéphanie Lecesne.
Facing Facts!

Facing Facts! week of events in Budapest this March

Facing Facts!, our Europe-wide project led by an international consortium of partners, has launched a new phase in its work to empower civil society organisations in combatting hate crime in Europe. We have launched a new Hate Crime Monitoring Survey, training brochure, and are organising a week of Facing Facts! events in March in Budapest:
  • Facing Facts! ‘Train-the-Trainer’ course: 16-19 March 2014
  • Facing Facts! Networking Meeting: 20 March 2014
  • Facing Facts! European Conference with Transnational Agencies: 21 March 2014
To find out more about any of these activities, including how to register, visit the Facing Facts! website.

FACING FACTS! Hate Crime Guidelines now available in Italian & Greek

Today across Europe there are huge differences in how data on hate crime is collected and verified. The diversity of approaches and methodologies is rich but challenging at the same time. This is especially true when trends across countries need to be compared. The Facing Facts! Guidelines on the best methodology for collecting data are now available in two new language versions – Italian and Greek:
Staff news

Staff News

Our director Robin Sclafani spoke at a round table discussion on "The Role of Interfaith Dialogue" at the 'Anti-Semitism in Europe and in the European Neighbourhood' workshop organised by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung & the AJC Transatlantic Institute. You can read the speech here.

Partner news

Woolf Institute - Online Short Courses
The Woolf Institute are offering e-learning courses on a number of topics including Is Interfaith Dialogue Important and Shakespeare and the Jewish-Christian Encounter: Beyond the Merchant of Venice. Find out more on their website: http://www.woolf.cam.ac.uk/study/e-learning/

Stories that Move - Expert meeting of educators and educational policy makers on teaching about anti-Semitism in Europe, in relation to other forms of discrimination
Taking place in Berlin, 16 – 20 June 2014, experts will be asked to comment on examples of good practise and contribute actively in designing model lessons. The focus is on young people and their experiences today, but also on the insights we gain from history and on the opportunities that online learning can offer. Apply before 1 March 2014: http://www.storiesthatmove.org/register-for-expert-meeting/

2013 Annual Report on Hate Crimes
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is now preparing the 2013 annual report on hate crimes. The report provides an overview of data collected on hate crimes, and of responses to hate crimes. It will be launched on 17 November 2014, the day after International Tolerance Day. Information should be sent to tndinfo@odihr.pl no later than 25 April 2014 indicating in the subject line "HCR 2013 (NAME OF YOUR ORGANIZATION)".

 
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