KuBiZ Wallenberg, Berlin

IntERAct – Interconnecting European Refugee Activists & Supporters

The immigration of hundreds of thousands of people to Europe brought new perspectives of self-organization and empowerment to the communities. Many progressive projects were starting all over Europe during the last years. They are supporting, empowering and fighting for better conditions and freedom of all people in and outside Europe. The networking-conference IntERAct will bring people together from various European countries. In more than 10 workshops political activists, empowerment trainers, NGO-members and voluntary supporters will discuss current political topics from violence against migrants over common European strategies in populist times up to the new European border regimes and newly discussed immigration-laws. We will exchange and discuss our approaches of self-organisation, empowerment and inclusion. The IntERAct conference is embedded in the European Training course “Refugees in Europe”, which is organized by the Berlin NGO solar e.V. together with five European partners. Under the slogan “We will rise” the participants will open their doors together with the local partner trixiewiz e.V. to create new networks and get in a deeper European exchange. Refugees and migrants-groups should focus stronger on a common European struggle: United we can learn from each other – united we can fight together for refugees and migrants rights! After the discussion and exchange programme we want to dance and celebrate our newly created connections with a diverse cultural programme. The conference-meeting will be held mainly in English language, but we will try to organize whispering-translation as much as needed and possible. SCHEDULE 09:30 – 12:00 | Workshop Phase I: Current political discussions (>>> click here for details about the workshops and for registration) 12:00 – 13:00 | Networking 13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch 14:30 – 16:30 | Workshop Phase II: Self organisation and empowerment (>>> click here for details about the workshops and for registration) 16:30 – 17:30 | Networking 17:30 – 19:00 | Dinner 19:00 – 24:00 | Cultural programme With inputs from: Watch the med/alarmphone, we born free radioe (bino), Moabit hilft, life back home-Project, trixiewiz e.V., Jugendliche ohne Grenzen … and requested from: the voice refugee forum, Afrique-Europe-Interact, Borderline Europe, AfricAvenir REGISTRATION Entrance free – donations welcome. Please register online in advance under: http://solarev.org/interact