Submitted by admin on Tue, 08/04/2014 - 15:00
Brussels, 8 April 2014 – Roma across Europe continue to be the victims of racist attacks, widespread discrimination and hate speech. Today, on International Roma Day, anti-racist organisations (1) are seriously concerned about the prevalence of anti-Gypsyism, and pledge to join forces to curb racism and hate speech ahead of the European elections.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 28/03/2014 - 11:11
Brussels 28 March 2014 – Hate crime is rising in the EU (1), and it is not just about racism. Earlier this week, video footage emerged of two care assistants in the UK’s Greater Manchester area abusing a brain-damaged patient that they were paid to care for. The carers were filmed abusing and swearing at the patient, and have pleaded guilty. The Quality Care Commission’s most recent inspection, last month, found the hospital to be meeting national standards. (2)
Message from the European Commission: "Following the difficulties that applicant organisations have been experiencing [...] the deadline of 17 March [...] has been postponed until 24 March 12:00 midday (Brussels time). So you still have time to apply for a Mobility Grant to attend one of our upcoming 5-day training courses...