Yusra Mardini, a young refugee, finds safety in her new home

You Are Welcome is all about deconstructing stereotypes and breaking down the barriers that separate refugees and immigrants from their new local communities and from carrying on with their lives. Being a refugee isn't a choice and its a label that is often the first and only thing people notice when they meet a refugee. … Continue reading Yusra Mardini, a young refugee, finds safety in her new home

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Hate Speech. An old phenomenon, a relatively new term.

  In November 2008 the Council of Europe launched a guide on Hate Speech with the aim of clarifying this concept. Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights says that “everyone has the right to freedom of expression”, including the “freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without … Continue reading Hate Speech. An old phenomenon, a relatively new term.

The basics about human movement, refugees and refugee law

We hear a lot about a refugee crisis and migration trends in Europe today, but sometimes its difficult to know what these terms actually means and news sources aren't always so clear about them either. The good news is that there is a lot of information out there, if you know where to look. This … Continue reading The basics about human movement, refugees and refugee law

European Action Week Against Racism 2018

Racism is a problem that unfortunately still plagues European society today. Among the most regrettable and disheartening examples are, of course, the rise of extreme right wing parties, the growth of racist and neo-fascist attitudes and the stigmatisation and mistreatment of refugees and asylum seekers. However, many initiatives have been developed to combat the rise … Continue reading European Action Week Against Racism 2018

2nd Transnational Meeting in Thessaloniki (Nov. 2017)

Finally, all the weekend's happening from our 2nd Transnational Meeting are uploaded here on the project's website: THESSALONIKI! It's been a very valuable meeting of all the partner organizations! We got to know our new partner - CID from Macedonia, found out about the latest outcomes and events in each country and realized the implementation … Continue reading 2nd Transnational Meeting in Thessaloniki (Nov. 2017)

Survey is coming soon!

Soon, the project will release its first outcome: a survey, discussed and finalized by all partners of the YOU ARE WELCOME - project. The survey will help gathering and collecting opinions, thoughts and attitudes of people residing in Europe, with or without a migration background. The survey will be conducted in all countries involved, both … Continue reading Survey is coming soon!