Berlin 2014: European network meeting of people of African descend



130 years after the Congo conference, Black European advocacy groups gathered in Berlin to elaborate a catalogue of demands for
the European elections 2014.
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The Initiative of Black People in Germany (ISD) in collaboration with the
European Network against Racism (ENAR) organised a European networking event
from February 13th-16th 2014, hosted at the South African Embassy.

Based on a set of demands, compiled by Black representatives from more than 15 European countries, the meeting was set up to create critical policy touchstones for the European elections in May 2014. These are meant to facilitate the development of a collective strategy against anti-Black racism and Afrophobia in Europe.

The event is also aimed at establishing sustainable links and networks between interest groups in order to further mutual empowerment and access to policy tools. By doing so participants were enabled to compile palpable measures for an improvement of the situation of People of African Descent in Europe. The event is also designed to enhance the visibility
of racism related issues in Europe and promote a sustainable fight against anti-Black racism.

The video above has some impressions from the meeting.