WEBINAR Racism and the Covid19 Crisis: Experiences and Responses

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Date(s) - 07/05/2020
13:00 - 15:00


Webinar hosted by Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup and B’nai B’rith International






Hosting Members of the European Parliament:
MEP Monica Silvana, S&D, Spain
MEP Romeo Franz, Greens/EFA, Germany

Moderated by Alina Bricman, Director of EU Affairs, B’nai B’rith International and Jelena Jovanovic, Coordinator of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup

13.00-13.30 European Union responses to increased racism in the face of Covid-19
• Welcome note by the hosting MEPs: Monica Silvana (S&D, Spain) and Romeo Franz (Greens/EFA, Germany)
• Keynote I: Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, European Commission
• Keynote II: Michael O’Flaherty, Director, Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union


13.30-14.10 Civil society assessments and recommendations for the policy response
• Jeff Kwasi Klein, Each One Teach One Berlin, advocacy organization for People of African Descent
• Benjamin Steintz, Research and Information on Antisemitism (RIAS), monitoring organization for antisemitic incidents
• Isabela Mihalache, European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network, Roma advocacy organization
• Hajib El Hajjaji, Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en Belgique


14.10-14.30 Closing remarks and messages of the participants