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PACE conference on the normalisation of racism in politics, racism in culture, and combating discrimination through an intersectional approach

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As part of the activities of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, the Swedish Parliament and the PACE Equality and Non-Discrimination Committee will organise a parliamentary conference on “Diversity, inclusiveness and non-discrimination against racism and intolerance in Europe” on 25 October in Paris.

The conference will focus on three themes: the normalisation of racism and radical rhetoric in Europe’s political landscape and establishing measures to counter this trend; the need for an intersectional approach in combating racism and discrimination, with various examples from Council of Europe member States and beyond; and racism in the collective imagination and the cultural industries (cinema, television...) and countering negative stereotypes.

It will be opened by Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), PACE General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance; Andreas Norlén, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament; Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe; and Boriana Åberg, Chairperson of the Swedish delegation to PACE.

Speakers will include, in particular, parliamentarians; representatives of the United Nations, the European Union, and NGOs; the Swedish Equality Ombudsman; the Swedish member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI); and academics.

The conference, which will take place on Monday 25 October, from 9.15 a.m. to noon and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., will be livestreamed on PACE's Facebook page.