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Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right Inaugural Conference, London May 15-17, 2019

The Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right, in partnership with the Richmond, the American University in London, is hosting its inaugural Conference May 15-17, 2019 in Richmond, London - looking at a Century of Radical Right Extremism since the formation of Mussolini’s Fasci Italiani di Combattimento. The keynote will be given by world -renowned investigative journalist and formel Director at SPLC's Intelligence Project, Mark Potok


The conference will examine both historical and contemporary forms of Radical Right extremism, as wed as incorporating practitioner perspectives on this pressing global political issue Special strands will also be incorporated for Early career Researchers including workshops on engaging with media and publishing, in addition to practice-based round table discussions. Multiple panels will also specifically feature ECR researchers and themes, including professional development.


6th International Conference Riga Forum: Museums of Holocaust in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities Riga, 21-22 May

Riga, 21-22 May.

The “Shamir” Society, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and European International Tolerance Center announce the start of the registration for the annual conference dedicated to the problems of museums and places of memory of the Holocaust.

For the 6th time, this conference will take place in Riga.

Working languages of the conference are English, Russian, and Latvian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. We ask you to send your applications with a brief presentation of your theses (approx. 300 words) to the e-mail address rigaforum2019@shamir.lv before 1 March.

The hotel (2 nights) and food expenses of foreign participants of the conference will be covered. Please inform us if you wish to arrive to Riga prior to the conference or stay for a longer period of time and if you require kosher food.

To register for the conference, fill in the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/gnd03sw7xppzAcn83

Project coordinators e-mail: rigaforum2019@shamir.lv


The Third International Expert Forum on Tolerance "Xenophobia and European Radicalism. Global Challenges".

On October 22, 2018, Institute of Studies for the Social Economy in Athens, the Panhellenic Association for Social Economy Partnerships, NGO Erymanthos based in Athens, European Center for Democracy in Riga with the support of the Center for Monitoring and Comparative Analysis of Intercultural Communications at the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow Economical Institute, European Center for Democracy and European International Tolerance Center, were holding in Athens the Third International Expert Forum on Tolerance "Xenophobia and European Radicalism. Global Challenges".

The International Expert Forum is a discussion platform where experts in the field of Radicalism and Xenophobia can exchange by the views on the current situation in Europe and in the World. The first two Conferences were held in Riga (Latvia) in 2016 and 2017. The 3rd Forum, which was held in Athens, was devoted to issues of global challenges on the European continent - the migration crisis and its consequences, the growing influence of right-wing organizations, hate crimes, and much more.

The forum was held under the aegis of the Athens Mayor's Office with the participation of the Secretary-General for Openness and Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice, Openness and Human Rights of Greece, Ms. Maria Yannakaki, the Vice-Mayor of Athens, Mr. Eleftherios Papagiannikis, and the head of the anti-racism and intolerance section of the Greek Police Department Mr. Katsiavaras Dimosthenis.

The Forum was attended by 29 experts from 16 countries, including the Chairman of the Russian Presidential Council on Human Rights and development of Civil Society, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation prof. Mikhail Fedotov, Advisor to the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, prof. Rubin Zeman and Deputy European Regional Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Paul D'Achamphe.

Well-known scientists from around the World presented a detailed analysis of the situation with minority rights, including legislation and law enforcement practice in their countries, and also made recommendations to improve the situation. In addition, a pan-European analytical Report on Xenophobia and Radicalism for 2017–18 was presented at the Conference.

As a result of the Conference, the following joint Recommendations of the Forum participants to the governments of European countries, as well as to the international organizations were adopted:


Protecting Future. The Second Moscow International Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism, Racism and Xenophobia.

In October 28-30, 2018 Russian Jewish Congress, with the support of the Moscow Government, the World Jewish Congress, the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Genesis Philanthropy Group and Sberbank of Russia, is holding an International Conference on combating anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia.


European Tolerance Forum (RIGA FORUM), September 4-6, 2017

5th international conference „Holocaust museums and memorial sites in postcommunist countries: challenges and opportunities” and 2nd roundtable “Contemporary problems of tolerance”.

The Riga Forum is a logical continuation of the project dedicated to the history of the Holocaust – the conference „Holocaust museums and memorial sites in post-communist countries: challenges and opportunities”. It is a platform that unites two projects – the 5 th international Holocaust conference and the 2 nd roundtable dedicated to the contemporary problems concerning tolerance.

The event is organized by the European Tolerance Center, the Association “Shamir”, the Riga Ghetto Museum and the European Center for the Development of Democracy.

The goal of the forum – forming a comprehensive international society of professional experts on the questions of tolerance, xenophobia, radicalism and hate crimes and raising attention of the international community to the problems of tolerance existing in Europe today.


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