A Europe of Diasporas Conference

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The European Parliament will host the Conference “A Europe of Diasporas”. The Conference is organised in context of the European project “A Europe of Diasporas”. The project aims to emphasize that diasporas are a unique asset for our European societies and that the idea of diasporas provides solutions that are well worth promoting. This project aims to find ways together to develop and promote that resource.

During the Conference multiple panels will address topics as the educational needs of diasporas and developing a new narrative for Europe that is inclusive of diasporas. Other topics of discussion will be discrimination, hate speech, remembrance, heritage, the fate of refugees and more. The Conference provides a great opportunity to talk to different European leaders, policy makers, activists and experts on the role, place and vision of diasporas in Europe in the years to come.

Everyone can participate. Deadline for participation is 15 April 2016. For more information click here.

A Europe of diasporas


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To read more about about these discussions and Europa Nostra’s involvement therein, click here. For more information about Europa Nostra, please visit their website.