Call for participants

MINDSET – Moving the Ideas of Non-Discrimination: Supporting an Equality Transformation

Stockholm, Sweden | 30 September - 2 October 2021

The Young European Federalists (JEF Europe), are organising a workshop on discrimination based on ethnic origin to follow-up on our findings in our study on discrimination in Sweden in the framework of MINDSET – Moving the Ideas of Non-Discrimination: Supporting an Equality Transformation, funded by the European Commission. 

About the project

MINDSET is a project JEF Europe is conducting in partnership with Euractiv. It aims to raise awareness on ethnic discrimination and how different actors – from civil society as well as the international and national media – can address it successfully. It’s main focus lies on Italy, Sweden & Romania and promotes the role Equality Bodies and activists in the members states as well as the situation of discriminated groups and aims to find new solutions to solve problems based on discrimination based on ethnic origin. The project is co-financed by the DG JUST. (European Commission)

About the seminar: 

The international workshop will take place in Stockholm (Sweden) 2.5 days, and will gather 15 young people from all over Europe, including local activists and JEF Europe members. 

The aim of the workshop is to offer a space for young people from different backgrounds to learn about how to address discrimination based on ethnic origin and become active against it. It also aims to bridge the gap between institutions providing guidance against discrimination – such as the Diskriminierungsombudsmannen or media networks like Euractiv – and civil society organisations or individual activists.

Profile of the participants:

  • Being aged between 18 and 30 years old 
  • Having their main residence or coming from Sweden, Norway, Finland or Denmark (some exceptions may be made during the selection);
  • Being able to work and communicate fluently in English;
  • Interest in the topic and in developing knowledge and exchanging ideas with other young people on discrimination based on ethnic origin;
  • Interested in expanding their network with civil society actors working against ethnic discrimination 

Why should you apply? 

  • An opportunity to better understand the role of civil society actors and institutional organisations in raising awareness for discrimination based on ethnic origin; 
  • A networking opportunity with young people working in different development and youth sectors;
  • Bring part of an engaging dynamic focusing on developing youth rights and inclusion in a specific sector

Gender balance will be ensured in the selection process of the participants. Applicants coming from disadvantaged backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. 

What are we offering? 

  • A two-day workshop
  • Accommodation and food covered for the duration of the seminar in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Travel reimbursement for up to 100 euros (The travel reimbursement will be made after the end of the event upon provided tickets and receipts.) 

How to apply? 

Please fill in the following application form by 31 August 2021 – 23:59 CEST.

If you have any questions please contact alexandra.huber@jef.eu

More information on the MINDSET project and its activities can be found here.