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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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