The School brings together around 50 young activists of migrant NGOs from across Europe to learn from each other, to trigger cooperation and to initiate new projects in the field of diversity management, combating racism and populism and boosting interfaith community work and dialogue. Priority was given to NGOs that focus the local level. The School will last three days and be of an highly interactive format allowing the participants to design their own participation and learnings at the place.Additionally, the School foresees three keynotes from international experts to deliver insight knowledge that finds its way into all phases of the School. The School focuses on empowerment, networking, action planning and brings together practitioners striving for a more inclusive society. Participants are highly diverse concerning their national, cultural, religious background and professional level and mostly operate at local level.
Michaël Privot, Director, European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Brussels
Stephen Shashoua, Director, Three Faiths Forum, London
Public Official Opening
Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 4pm Circulo de Lectores, Travessera de Gràcia, 47, 08021 Barcelona, Spain
As Director of the London based 3FF (Three Faiths Forum), Stephen Shashoua, and his team dynamic team, innovate, design, and deliver a wide portfolio of award-winning social cohesion programmes to encourage interaction and learning between people of different faiths and beliefs. Having joined in 2004, Stephen has led the development of 3ff since 2008 into one of the UK’s largest and most delivery orientated interfaith and inter-cultural organisations. Stephen oversees 3FF’s outreach, both nationally and internationally. With a background in education and lifetime of understanding cultures, Stephen continues to work towards solutions to conflicts between communities and promote interaction, cooperation and learning through his work on the ground, as well as through his writing and lecturing.
RT @opencitizenship: Keynote on intereligous dialogue at #bss12 Stephen Shashoua @Stephen3FF, Director of Three Faiths Forum http://www.3ff.org.ukStephen Shashoua
#bss12 day 3 – Stephen Shashoua on interfaith dialog by opencitizenshipStephen Shashoua, Director of the Three Faith Forum (3FF) puts a focus on the role and objectives of interfaith dialogue in today’s society…
Day 2 – Combating Racism and Xenophobia
Michael Privot is director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) where he started as Networking and Campaigns Officer in January 2006. Previously, he worked during four years as FNRS Research Fellow at the University of Liège (Belgium). He also has several years experience in community building of Muslim communities in Belgium and Europe, as well as consultancy on related issues. He holds a BA in Oriental History and Philology (Islamology), a specialisation in Comparative History of Religions and Arabic (Damas), and a PhD in Languages and Literature from the University of Liège (Belgium). Michael became ENAR’s Director in March 2010
RT @SeeRap: #bss12 Starts today with a Speech on #racism by Michael Privot we need a new narrative #trueMiU
#bss12 day 2 – Micheal Privot on racism by opencitizenshipMichael Privot, Director of ENAR traces growing racism and right-wing populism in Europe during the last decade to focus on what NGOs can…
Day 1 – Diversity and Social Cohesion
Ratna Omidvar is President of Maytree, a private foundation that promotes equity and prosperity through its policy insights, grants and programmes. The foundation is known for its commitment to developing, testing, and implementing programmes and policy solutions related to immigration, integration and diversity in the workplace, in the boardroom and in public office. Ratna also serves as a director of the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance and is the chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). In 2006, Ratna was appointed to the Order of Ontario. In 2010, the Globe and Mail profiled Ratna as its Nation Builder of the Decade for Citizenship and in 2011 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada
Thank you @FBertelsmann . really enjoyed my time w #bss12. great group of young leaders!ratna omidvar
#bss12 day 1 – Ratna Omidvar on social cohesion by opencitizenshipRatna Omidvar, Director of the Maytree Foundation opening the international conference “Brückenbauer Summer School 2012″ #bss12 in Barcel…
First day back in the office after excellent inclusion conference in Barcelona w @FBertelsmann @opencitizenship + others. Muy bien! #bss12Vicki Butler
RT @FBertelsmann: @Aniuxravale Ya está disponible un resumen de #bss12, por si te interesa http://bit.ly/Nx4hqC / perfecto, Gracias!Anye Ravale
@Stephen3FF thanks for sharing your work, and also “exploring” the streets parades of barcelona with us #bss12Peyman Pakzad
Brückenbauer Summer School 2012: Interview, Sharif Chowdhuryfundacionbertelsmann
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