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Irish Refugee Council (IRC) www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie
The Irish Refugee Council is an independent nongovernmental organization established in 1992. The work of the IRC includes policy-making, networking and research. It deals with issues affecting the local refugee community.
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Stowarzyszenie Karpaty.art karpatyart.w.interia.pl
The Karpaty.art organization was established in 2003 in order to promote the shared cultural history of Europe and the cultural diversity of the Carpathian Euroregion. It supports nongovernmental organizations that act on behalf of culture, artists and nonprofessional groups from the Subcarpathian region.
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Académie Universelle des Cultures (Universal Academy of Cultures) www.academie-universelle.org
The Universal Academy of Cultures is an elite club bringing together world-renowned personalities from science, philosophy, literature and art.
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Alliance For Tolerance and Freedom www.geocities.com/capitolhill/4497
The organization educates by spreading the ideas of tolerance and freedom.
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Amadeu Antonio Stiftung www.amadeu-antonio-stiftung.de
Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (AAS) was founded in 1998. Its main purpose is to combat right-wing extremism, racism and antisemitism. AAS is active in Germany, mainly in the states of the former East Germany, where the threat from right-wing extremists is greatest.
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Amnesty International www.amnesty.org
Amnesty International (AI) is a nonprofit international organization which defends human rights around the world. Its main purpose is to oppose violations of human rights and discrimination on the basis of belief, skin color, national origin, language or religion.
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Anti Racism Campaign (ARC) flag.blackened.net/revolt/arc.html
The Anti Racism Campaign is an open association whose members fight for the rights of immigrants and refugees located in Ireland.
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Anti-Defamation League (ADL) www.adl.org
The Anti-Defamation League, ADL, aims to fight anti-Semitism, bigotry and extremism. It prepares educational programs and resources to help combat prejudice and build tolerance toward others.
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Antisemitism Research Resources ddickerson.igc.org/antisemitism.html
A part of the Institute for Global Communication (IGC), this website is dedicated to a grassroots approach to obtaining information on antisemitism. It is a collection of links dealing mostly with issues concerning antisemitism, the Holocaust and Jewish-Christian relations, but also addressing human rights, tolerance and immigration issues. Separate links provide information for scholars, researchers, students, activists, and others learning about, monitoring or campaigning against antisemitism.
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Armenian Cultural Society www.otk.armenia.pl/new
The Armenian Cultural Society, OTK, founded in Krakow, is a social and cultural organization of Polish Armenians. The Society aims to integrate the Armenian community into Polish society, and to document its history and culture.
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Association for Integration of Refugees and Migrants (AIRM) www.airm-bg.org
The Association for Integration of Refugees and Migrants (AIRM) is a nongovernmental organization founded in 2004. It is involved in integration of refugees and migrants in Bulgaria. The founders of AIRM are social workers, lawyers, journalists, teachers, students and others.
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Beyond the Pale. The History of Jews in Russia www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale
This is the on-line version of the original 1995 exhibition shown in Russia. It shows the history of the Jews in Europe and Russia, their history, daily life and religion.
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Bełżec Museum and Memorial www.belzec.org.pl
The Bełżec Museum and Memorial was established on the grounds of the former Nazi death camp in June 2004. The Museum carries out a broad range of educational, documentation, conservation and research work.
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Board of Deputies of British Jews www.bod.org.uk
The Board of Deputies of British Jews is a representative body of delegates from Jewish communal organizations that promotes and protects the interests and religious rights of the Jewish community in Britain. The Board considers current issues, discusses communal requirements, and establishes policies in order to support the development of the entire Jewish community in Britain. The Board was founded in 1760 and currently has around 300 deputies, who discuss issues pertaining to the Jewish community in Britain at regular plenary meetings.
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British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute www.amibc.org
The British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI) is an organization offering ADR (alternative dispute resolution) services, that is, out-of-court settlement of disputes. BCAMI assists conflicting parties in mediation and arbitration, and trains and accredits specialists in arbitration and mediation.
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Canadian Foundation of Polish-Jewish Heritage, Montreal Chapter www.polish-jewish-heritage.org
The Canadian Foundation of Polish-Jewish Heritage, functioning since 1988, is dedicated to improving knowledge of the Polish Jewish cultural heritage and the shared history of the Poles and Jews, and to fostering dialogue and eliminating prejudices and negative stereotypes.
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Center for Partnership and Equality (CPE) www.cpe.ro
Founded in 2002, the Center for Partnership and Equality (CPE) carries out gender-related programs and projects. The organization is committed to incorporating the principle of equal opportunities for women and men into public policies and associated practice, as an integral part of democratization and the creation of an open society, in order to redefine the status of women in Romania and to improve their conditions.
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Central Asia and the Caucasus www.ca-c.org
The main objectives of the Center for Social and Political Studies include education and analysis of the social and political situation in countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as creation and distribution of a database
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Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) www.ceji.org
Centre Européen Juif D’Information (CEJI) is an international nonprofit organization which aims to help create and promote a multicultural Europe through diversity education and policy. In the area of policy, CEJI provides decision makers in the EU with Jewish experiences, projects and ideas in the field of basic rights, education, training and social integration.
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Centropa.org www.centropa.org
Centropa.org is a project of the Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation, an American nongovernmental organization, implemented together with its European branches in Vienna and Budapest. The project’s basic aim is to protect the Jewish cultural heritage in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans.
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Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów (Polish Centre for Holocaust Research) www.holocaustresearch.pl
The Polish Centre for Holocaust Research, part of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, was established in 2003. Its purpose is to conduct research on the Jewish Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War; to publish research findings, primary sources and other works; to organize seminars and academic conferences; and to cooperate with foreign institutions involved in the subject of the Holocaust and genocide.
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Centrum Dialogu i Modlitwy w Oświęcimiu (Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Auschwitz) centrum-dialogu.oswiecim.pl/
The Centre for Information, Meetings, Dialogue, Education and Prayer was established in 1992 at the initiative of Archbishop Franciszek Cardinal Macharski, former Archbishop of Cracow. In 1998 the name was changed to the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Auschwitz. The Centre’s purpose is to provide an environment for education, reflection, exchange of thoughts and prayer for everyone who visits this place.
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Centrum im. Prof. Mojżesza Schorra (Prof. Moses Schorr Center) www.schorr.edu.pl/new/
The Prof. Moses Schorr Center was established in 2001 by the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation. Its purpose is to promote and continue the educational ideas of Professor Moses Schorr (1873-1941), who was a rabbi, historian, teacher, social activist and member of the Polish Senate. The Center promotes education for understanding Judaism, history and the traditions of Polish Jews.
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Centrum Pomocy Prawnej im. Haliny Nieć www.pomocprawna.org
The Halina Niec Human Rights Association is a nongovernmental organization bringing together law students, practicing lawyers and researchers, mainly from Central Europe. Its objective is to improve the quality of services provided by legal institutions, and to promulgate human rights standards.
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Centrum Żydowskie w Oświęcimiu (Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation) www.ajcf.pl
The Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation was founded in 1995 in New York for the purpose of aiding in the creation of a Jewish cultural and educational center in the Polish town of Oświęcim, where the former German Nazi death camp, Auschwitz, is located. In 1996 its sister organization in Oświęcim was registered, headquartered in the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim.
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Chór Żydowski CLIL (CLIL Yiddish Choir) www.clil.pl
CLIL Yiddish Choir (from the Hebrew tzlil, meaning sound) was founded in March 2003 in Łódź. The purpose of the choir is to cultivate Jewish musical traditions, and to foster tolerance and dialogue between cultures. Its repertoire includes hymns and songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino.
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civilrights.org www.civilrights.org
civilrights.org was created by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund as a center of information about human rights.
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Coexistence International (CI) www.coexistence.net
Coexistence International is an initiative committed to strengthening the field of policymakers, practitioners, researchers, advocates, organizations and networks promoting coexistence at local, national and international levels.
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Council of Europe www.coe.int
The Council of Europe, created in 1949, is the oldest European political institution. It consists of 46 member nations. COE objectives include protection of human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law; development of continent-wide agreements in order to harmonize the social policies and legal practices of individual nations; and raising awareness of a European identity based on the common values present in various cultures.
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Crosspoint Anti Racism www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/index.html
Crosspoint Anti Racism is the largest online collection of links to organizations dedicated to human rights, antifascism, antiracism and refugees. It was created by the Magenta Foundation based in Amsterdam, which works to combat all forms of discrimination against minority groups. Crosspoint currently offers over 2,000 links to organizations in 114 countries.
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Diapositive information service www.diapozytyw.pl
The Diapositive information service website was created at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. It is the result of cooperation with many organizations, associations, foundations and institutions engaged in Polish-Jewish subjects. Diapositive is a source of information on the Jews in Poland, past and present, and related subjects.
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Education International (EI) www.ei-ie.org
Education International (EI) is an association of education personnel from 165 countries and regions of the world. It defends teachers' and educators' interests, and promotes peace, democracy and social justice in public education. Special emphasis is placed on combatting racism and discrimination, and on the rights of women, minorities and indigenous people.
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Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education (EMME) www.eastern.edu/publications/emme
The Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education (EMME) is a free quarterly magazine published since 1999 under the auspices of Eastern University.
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ELKARRI www.elkarri.org
Elkarri is a social movement for dialogue and consensus in the Basque Country. It was founded to defend and mobilize the model of a peaceful and dialogue-based solution to the Basque conflict. Elkarri is an independent organization with 3,000 members. Its mission is to contribute to the peace process.
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Emakunde. The Basque Women’s Institute www.emakunde.es
Emakunde. The Basque Women’s Institute, was founded in 1988 as an autonomous organization under the auspices of the Presidency of the Basque government. Its fundamental objective is to work for real equality between men and women in all areas of the political, economic, cultural and social life of the Basque Country.
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Equality and Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/Pages/default.aspx
Equality and Human Rights Commission (former: Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) is an organization established in 1976 to combat discrimination and racism in Great Britain. It promotes good-neighbor relations between ethnic communities. The website contains information about the ethnic groups that make up British society, many articles and publications, and many links.
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European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) www.ecmi.de
ECMI conducts research on and actively supports constructive conflict resolution between minorities and majorities in Europe. It shares the collected information and documentation with governments and regional inter-governmental organizations, as well as non-dominant groups. ECMI also provides data and analyses to the media, contributing to the work of informing public opinion.
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European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) www.coe.int/ecri
ECRI is part of the Council of Europe dedicated to fighting racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance at the European level, especially from the perspective of human rights.
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European Council on Refugees and Exiles http://www.ecre.org/
The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) unites about 80 organizations that act on behalf of refugees in more than 30 countries. Its main purpose is to work for decent treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
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European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) www.ercomer.org
The European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations is engaged in research on international migration, ethnic relations, racism and ethnic conflict in Europe. The Center is affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The website provides information about the Center's research and about the organization's goals, conferences, seminars and publications.
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European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) www.errc.org
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is a public organization whose purpose is to counteract discrimination against Roma and violation of their rights. The organization’s website contains a large number of publications and links. It also functions as a library of all documents published by ERRC.
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European Students Forum. AEGEE Europe www.aegee.org
AEGEE is one of the biggest interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, representing a large range of cultural diversity. AEGEE is a secular, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Its fields of action are cultural exchange, active citizenship, higher education, and peace and stability. All projects and activities are based on the voluntary work of its members.
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Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej (Jewish Culture Festival ) www.jewishfestival.pl
The Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow is one of the biggest and most important events of its type in the world. The first one took place in 1988; its program focussed on seminars devoted to the meeting of Polish and Jewish cultures. In its present form the Festival is an encounter with the living Jewish tradition and a chance to experience the joy of creating it.
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Forum for Dialogue Among Nations www.dialog.org.pl
The foundation aims to create a climate of tolerance and promote democratic values, as well as to draw together the nations that, throughout the centuries, have lived side by side and co-written the history, tradition and culture of Poland.
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Friends, Families and Travellers www.gypsy-traveller.org
Friends, Families and Travellers is an organization whose activity is directed to the Traveller community, mainly in Great Britain; it provides assistance, advice, information and training, and works for understanding, tolerance and dialogue between the Traveller minority and local communities.
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Fundacja Bente Kahan (Bente Kahan Foundation) www.fbk.org.pl
The Bente Kahan Foundation was registered in Wrocław in 2006 by the Norwegian Jewish artist Bente Kahan. Its purpose is to present Jewish culture and history to the wider public, mainly in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, and to restore and cultivate the Jewish heritage in this region.
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Fundacja Finestra (Finestra Foundation) www.finestra.org.pl
The Finestra Foundation was established in Cracow in 2006. Its purpose is to act for the common good by conducting and supporting social and environmental activities, and to support community, environmental and local governmental initiatives.
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Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego (Stefan Batory Foundation) www.batory.org.pl
The purpose of the Stefan Batory Foundation is to support the development of an open democratic society. Its priority tasks include strengthening the role and activeness of civil society, promoting civil liberties and the rule of law, and building international cooperation and solidarity.
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Fundacja Krzyżowa (Krzyżowa Foundation) www.krzyzowa.org.pl
The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding is an independent nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging the tolerant coexistence of nations, social groups and individuals.
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Fundacja Monumentum Iudaicum Lodzense (Lodz Jews Heritage Foundation) www.lodzjews.org
The Lodz Jews Heritage Foundation was established on November 6, 1995 in Łódź, and registered in 1997. Its founders were the city authorities of Łódź of that time, the Organization of Former Residents of Łódź in Israel, and the World Jewish Restitution Organization.
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Fundacja Pogranicze (Borderland Foundation) www.pogranicze.sejny.pl
The Borderland Foundation was created in May 1990. In January 1991, the governor of Suwalki Province established the "Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations" Centre, located in Sejny.
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Fundacja Rodziny Nissenbaumów (Nissenbaum Foundation) www.foss.com.pl
The Nissenbaum Foundation has been in existence since 1983. Its founder and first president was Sigmund Nissenbaum. Its purpose is to salvage the traces of Jewish material and spiritual culture in Poland, and to enhance and initiate contact, including business contacts, between Poles and Jews.
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Fundacja Shalom (Shalom Foundation) www.shalom.org.pl
The Shalom Foundation is an American-Polish-Israeli foundation established in 1988 at the initiative of Gołda Tencer, actress and director of the E.R. Kamińska Yiddish Theater in Warsaw. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Polish Jewry.
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Future www.future.ngo.pl
The website, containing educational materials, is dedicated to reflection on topics such as tolerance, respect and dialogue.
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Galicia Jewish Museum www.galiciajewishmuseum.org/pl
The Galicia Jewish Museum in Cracow has been in operation since April 17, 2004. Its mission, an educational one, is to present the culture of the Jews of Galicia (former crown lands of Austria, covering southeast Poland and parts of present-day Ukraine and Belarus) and to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Its central point is the exhibition "Traces of Memory," documenting vestiges of the Jewish past in southern Poland. The Museum has a bookstore and cafe.
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Grupa Wirydarz (Viridarium Group) www.wirydarz.org
The Viridarium Group (named from the Latin word for garden), active since late 2001, was formed by participants in human rights workshops organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. It acts against antisemitism and xenophobia.
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H-Antisemitism www.h-net.org
H-Antisemitism offers a place for scholarly discussion of antisemitism. It also provides book reviews, and links to other sites dedicated to the topic of antisemitism, documents, occasional papers, reviews and discussion logs. Its aim is to use electronic communication for scholarly discussion and dissemination of information on the topic.
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Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org
Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization, based in the United States. It started in 1978 as Helsinki Watch, to monitor the compliance of Soviet bloc countries with the human rights provisions of the landmark Helsinki Accords. The organization grew to cover other regions of the world, until all the Watch committees were united in 1988 to form Human Rights Watch.
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Immigrant Council of Ireland www.immigrantcouncil.ie
The Immigrant Council of Ireland is an independent organization which promotes the rights of immigrants to Ireland by providing them with information and advocacy services, and by raising public awareness of the rights of immigrants. The Council believes that all people seeking to live in, living in or travelling to Ireland should be guaranteed their human rights.
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Institute for Multicultural Development FORUM www.forum.nl
The Institute for Multicultural Development FORUM is the largest Dutch nongovernmental organization that works for a multicultural society by integrating ethnic minorities and promoting tolerance toward people of different cultural backgrounds.
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Integratzia Foundation www.integracia.org
The Integratzia Foundation is a nongovernmental organization engaged in the social and economic adaptation and integration of minority groups in Bulgaria, mainly Gypsies.
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International Institute of Human Rights www.iidh.org
The International Institute for Human Rights (Institut International des Droits de l'Homme; IIDH) was founded in 1969 in Strasbourg by René Cassin, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the struggle to protect human rights (1968). IIDH is an independent organization whose main purpose is to research and disseminate knowledge about human rights.
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International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) www.iihl.org
The International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) is a private, independent and nonprofit organization founded in San Remo, Italy, in 1970. The Institute encourages dialogue among governments, organizations, institutions and experts concerned with humanitarian issues.
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International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) www.ilga.org
The International Lesbian and Gay Association is a wide-ranging network of national and local groups working for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people.
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International Organization for Migration www.iom.int
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is dedicated to migration issues in the broadest context. It undertakes many initiatives to help migrants and refugees all over the world. IOM is one of the largest and most versatile organizations dealing with migration issues.
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Irish Council for Civil Liberties www.iccl.ie
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), active since 1976, is an independent nongovernmental organization focused on promoting and defending human rights and civil liberties.
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Irish Traveller Movement www.itmtrav.com
The Irish Traveller Movement is a network of organizations that combat discrimination and intolerance against Travellers in Ireland. ITM concentrates its work on issues connected with education, legislation, respect for the principle of social equality, and social questions (accommodations).
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Irrsinnig Menschlich www.irrsinnig-menschlich.de
Irrsinnig Menschlich ("Humane like crazy") is an association for public relations in a psychiatric context. Its main goal is to inform the public about mental illness and to reduce prejudice towards people who are mentally ill. In fighting against stigmatization, the association offers workshops for journalists, teachers, school classes, and hospitals and other public institutions.
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Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) www.jfr.org
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) is an organization which financially aids more than 1400 people who helped Jews survive the Holocaust. The JFR also runs an educational and training program.
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Kick It Out www.kickitout.org
Kick It Out is football’s antiracism campaign, established in 1993. The full name of the campaign is "Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football." Kick It Out works throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge racism and work for positive change.
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Kosova Women’s Network (KWN) www.womensnetwork.org
The mission of the Kosova Women’s Network’s (KWN) is to support, protect and promote the rights and interests of women and girls throughout Kosova, regardless of their political beliefs, religion, age, level of education, sexual orientation, or ability. KWN fulfills its mission through exchange of experience and information, partnership and networking, research, advocacy and service.
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Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) www.kfos.org
The Kosova Foundation for Open Society (KFOS), a branch of the Soros Foundation, is an autonomous nonprofit foundation which promotes the development of an open society in Kosovo.
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KVINDERÅDET (The Women's Council in Denmark) http://www.kvinderaadet.dk/
Kvinderådet (The Women's Council in Denmark) is Denmark’s largest organization working on behalf of women, uniting many smaller associations and groups engaged in defending women’s rights in the workplace and in social and political life. Kvinderådet coordinates campaigns for equal rights, and promotes women’s rights in Denmark. Internationally it cooperates with similar organizations.
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LICRA - Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et Antisémitisme www.licra.org
Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et Antisémitisme (LICRA), established in 1927, is the oldest French organization dealing with issues related to combatting racism and antisemitism in the international forum.
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MacArthur Foundation www.macfound.ru
The MacArthur Foundation promotes international peace and security as well as human rights by awarding financial aid, in the form of grants, to local organizations protecting human rights in Russia, and by providing financial assistance to projects addressing the development of global security.
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McGraw-Hill Higher Education www.mhhe.com/multicultural
Personal web page of Dr. Paul Gorski, multicultural education expert.
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Mémoire d’Auschwitz Study and Documentation Centre www.auschwitz.be
The Mémoire d’Auschwitz Study and Documentation Centre is a recognized study institution created in 1980 by the Belgian Association of Ex-Political Prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Camps and Prisons of Silesia.
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Międzynarodowy Dom Spotkań Młodzieży w Oświęcimiu (International Youth Meeting House in Oświęcim) www.mdsm.pl
The International Youth Meeting House (MDSM) in Oświęcim was established in 1986 as an educational center committed to Polish-German reconciliation and Christian-Jewish dialogue. MDSM provides a forum where history can be subjected to critical analysis. It works to perpetuate the memory of the victims of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to disseminate knowledge of the history, significance and symbolism of the former concentration camp and death camp.
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Minorities of Europe www.moe-online.com
Minorities of Europe (MoE) is a pan-European inter-minority network which seeks to provide minority and majority groups of Europe with a means of exchanging ideas about their differences, and to help build communication between communities. The network’s main goal is to achieve open and equal participation for all young people in Europe.
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Minority Rights Group International www.minorityrights.org
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) works with and on behalf of minorities and indigenous people to secure their ethnic, religious and linguistic rights. It strives for cooperation and understanding between communities and seeks to raise awareness of issues minorities face. MRG works to persuade policy makers of the need for long-term and sustainable change relating to minority issues.
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Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP, Movement Against Racism and for Friendship Between Nations) www.mrap.asso.fr
Movement against racism, and in support of friendship between nations.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage www.mjhnyc.org
The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York opened in 1997. It is a living memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Besides presenting exhibitions, the Museum is a place for meetings, discussions and education about Jewish history and culture.
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Museum of the History of Polish Jews www.jewishmuseum.org.pl
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews was established by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute under the chairmanship of Marian Turski. Under an agreement between the Warsaw city government, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, the Museum is a joint institution of culture. Since 2000 an international team of experts led by Director Jerzy Halbersztadt has been working to create the Museum.
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Muslim Council of Britain www.mcb.org.uk
The Muslim Council of Britain is an independent organization working for integration of the Muslim minority into the whole of British society, intercultural dialogue, and respect for the rights of Muslims in the United Kingdom. It unites more than 350 organizations having various profiles of activity.
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Muzułmański Związek Religijny w RP (MZR) (Muslim Religious Union in Poland) www.mzr.pl
The Muslim Religious Union in Poland, functioning since 1925, joins Muslims residing in Poland. Polish Muslims of Tarter origin belong to it.
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National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) www.nameorg.org
The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is an organization advocating equality in education and social justice.
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Nationalism Project www.nationalismproject.org
The Nationalism Project is an online resource for nationalism research. The website is edited by an international group of experts. The site contains an extensive collection of articles, dissertations, abstracts, reviews, and links to other sites devoted to nationalism studies.
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North of England Refugee Service (NERS) www.refugee.org.uk
The North of England Refugee Service Ltd (NERS) is an independent charity providing legal and social assistance to immigrants in order to create conditions for them to integrate in the larger society.
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Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) www.articcentre.org
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, part of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland (Finland), was established in 1997. Its work concentrates on human rights, including minority rights, and environmental protection.
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Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (NICEM) www.nicem.org.uk
The Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities works to improve the situation of ethnic minorities and to promote their cultures.
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Online/More Colour in the Media www.olmcm.org
Online/Media Colour in the Media (OL/MCM) is a European network of broadcasters, nongovernmental organizations, and educational and research institutions working to improve the image of ethnic minorities in the media.
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Open Republic - The Association Against Antisemitism and Xenophobia www.or.org.pl
The Open Republic Association's goal is to foster tolerance and combat anti-Semitism and xenophobia, mainly by initiating and supporting educational activities, documenting manifestations of prejudice and making the public aware of them.
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Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network www.soros.org
The Open Society Institute (OSI) is an organization established in New York at the initiative of the financier George Soros. OSI aims to promote open society by shaping governmental policies, supporting education and the media, working to protect human rights, particularly women’s rights, and assisting the implementation of social, legal and economic reforms. OSI also combats the negative effects of globalization.
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Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum) www.auschwitz.org.pl
The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, established July 2, 1947, includes the area of two extant parts of the Auschwitz camp and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The work of the Museum is centered on memorializing the site and the buildings associated with the martyrdom of more than one million people, and on conveying information about important places and events in the history of KL Auschwitz.
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Pardes Lauder http://www.pardeslauder.pl/
Pardes Lauder is the educational website for Pardes, a Jewish association operating under the auspices of the Cracow chapter of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation.
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Patrin Web Journal www.geocities.com/Paris/5121/patrin.htm
The Patrin Web Journal aims to educate for tolerance and promote Romani culture. Patrin deals with Romani issues in a broad context, including history, culture, the current status of Romani minorities in many European nations, and the social and economic problems of Roma.
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Peace Brigades International www.peacebrigades.org/
The special role of this nongovernmental organization is its on-the-ground effort to safeguard human rights activists and refugees from threats. Supported by an emergency response network, the organization can inspire international condemnation of those who attempt to hinder the work of activists by unlawful means. Likewise, the organization monitors elections, holds training workshops, and publishes annual reports.
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Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA) www.pajayouth.org
The Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action (PAJA) is a Polish-American organization formed to support dialogue between young Jews and non-Jews. PAJA runs educational programs, organizes meetings between young Poles and American Jewish youth, and administers a Polish website with information on events connected with Jewish culture.
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Polska Rada Chrześcijan i Żydów (Polish Council of Christians and Jews) prchiz.free.ngo.pl
Polish Council of Christians and Jews is a member of the International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ). It works for mutual understanding between Christians and Jews, overcoming of stereotypes, promotion of tolerance, and deepening of interfaith contacts.
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Polskie Towarzystwo Studiów Żydowskich (Polish Association of Jewish Studies) www.jewishstudies.pl
The Polish Association of Jewish Studies was established in 1995 in Cracow. Its purpose is to conduct, promote and disseminate research on the history and culture of the Jews, with particular attention to the history of the Jews in Poland, and to cooperate with similar Polish and foreign institutions and societies.
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Portal Społeczności Żydowskiej w Polsce (Website of the Jewish Community in Poland) www.jewish.org.pl
Website of the Jewish Community in Poland has been in existence since 1997 and is the oldest Jewish web service in Poland. It is sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Związek Gmin Wyznaniowych Żydowskich w RP (Federation of Jewish Religious Communities in the Republic of Poland).
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Prejudice Institute www.prejudiceinstitute.org
The Prejudice Institute is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. As a resource for activists, lawyers, and social scientists, the Prejudice Institute is devoted to policy research and education on all dimensions of prejudice, discrimination and ethnoviolence.
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PRO EUROPA League www.proeuropa.ro
The PRO EUROPA League, one of the first nongovernmental organizations in post-communist Romania, was founded in 1989 by a group of intellectuals committed to the pan-European idea and the values of democracy and pluralism. The League opted for direct civic involvement and became an activist group. Its priorities are social dialogue and civic education.
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Project on Ethnic Relations www.per-usa.org
The Project on Ethnic Relations (PER) is an initiative intended to prevent interethnic conflicts in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation and the Balkans after the collapse of communism. PER undertakes mediation in discussions between representatives of governments, oppositions and ethnic groups seeking peaceful means of resolving interethnic tensions.
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Refugee.pl www.refugee.pl
The Refugee.pl online gazette is for refugees and also for people interested in human rights, and for anyone who can and wants to help others.
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School Without Racism www.schoolwithoutracism-europe.org
School Without Racism is a European campaign to combat racism in schools. The members are organizations in several European countries.
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Seeds of Peace www.seedsofpeace.org
Seeds of Peace is a NGO organizing annual workshops and camps for youth from regions affected by military conflicts.
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Simon Wiesenthal Center www.wiesenthal.com
The goal of the organization is to preserve the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action.
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Slough Refugee Support www.sloughrefugeesupport.org.uk
The primary objective of Slough Refugee Support (SRS) is to help asylum seekers and refugees coming to Great Britain adjust to life in a new country. The organization informs newcomers of their rights and supports them in dealing with public institutions. SRS also runs English classes and a campaign to raise public awareness of the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in Great Britain.
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Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) www.scp.nl
The Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) has been in existence since 1973; it is a Netherlands government office established to study the effectiveness of government actions in the fields of health, welfare, social security, the labor market and education, with special attention to the interface between these areas.
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Southern Powerty Law Center (SPLCenter) www.splcenter.org
The main goal of the organization is to fight against hate, intolerance and discrimination, through education and assistance in legal proceedings.
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Stowarzyszenie „Wspólnota Myślenice" (Myślenice Community Association) www.wspolnota.art.pl
The Myślenice Community Association promotes contemporary art and professional artists, while supporting the growth of democracy, especially local democracy, and involving Polish society in issues of multiculturalism and tolerance education.
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Stowarzyszenie "Dzieci Holocaustu" (Association of Children of the Holocaust in Poland) www.dzieciholocaustu.org.pl
The Association of Children of the Holocaust in Poland unites Holocaust survivors who because of their Jewish origin were marked for extermination by the Nazis and for this reason were kept in ghettos, concentration camps or death camps, or else were forced to conceal their identity.
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Stowarzyszenie "Dziedzictwo Mniejszości Karpackich" (Carpathian Minorities Heritage Society) dmk.witryna.org
The Carpathian Minorities Heritage Society was established in July 2005 to preserve the multicultural and multifaith heritage of the people of the Carpathians, particularly the east side located in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie "Krakowski Klub Dialogu" (Cracow Discussion Club Association) bazy.ngo.pl/search/info.asp?id=111893
The Cracow Dialogue Club Association is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization which promotes intercultural dialogue and tolerance toward national, ethnic and religious minorities residing in Poland.
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Stowarzyszenie "Willa Decjusza" (Villa Decius Association) www.villa.org.pl
The Villa Decius Association, headquartered in Cracow, Poland, was created in 1995. Its main objective is to support, develop and promote artistic and literary activity and international cultural and intellectual collaboration. The website contains up-to-date information about events at the Villa Decius center, meeting agendas, workshops and conferences.
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Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce free.ngo.pl/kobietyromskie
Stowarzyszenie Kobiet Romskich w Polsce (Association of Romani Women in Poland) was established in 2000 in Cracow, Poland, to help develop and implement projects to combat and counteract discrimination against the Romani community in Małopolska Province, encourage civic action among this minority group, and to work for equal educational opportunities for Roma.
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Stowarzyszenie na rzecz Integracji Społecznej "Pro Nobis" (Pro Nobis Association for Social Integration) www.pronobis.org.pl
The Pro Nobis Association for Social Integration is a nongovernmental organization established in October 2005 in Warsaw. Its purpose is to aid individuals and groups who are discriminated against, and to support efforts by others to help those discriminated against or threatened with discrimination.
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Stowarzyszenie Wspólnota Kulturowa "Borussia" (the Borussia Cultural Community Federation) www.borussia.pl
The Borussia Cultural Community Federation is a public service organization which works to build and strengthen cultural dialogue and tolerance between people of different ethnic groups, faiths and cultures, to create civil society together.
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Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny w Polsce (Jewish Historical Institute Association) www.jewishinstitute.org.pl
The Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) is connected with the tradition of the library created in 1881 under the auspices of the Great Synagogue in Warsaw, and the Judaic Library and the Institute of Judaic Studies established in 1936. JHI collects and conserves archival material, books and works of art associated with the history and culture of Polish Jews, conducts comprehensive research on the history and culture of the Jews in Poland and worldwide, and does educational work.
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Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation www.vhf.org
Survivors of the Shoah is a foundation established by Steven Spielberg in 1994. Its goal is to film and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, as visual history. The Foundation has collected about 52,000 visual recordings in 32 languages from 56 countries.
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Teatr Żydowski im. Ester Rachel i Idy Kamińskich (National Jewish Theatre) http://www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl/
The National Jewish Theatre was formed in 1950. It continues the prewar tradition of Yiddish theater in Poland. It presents plays in Polish and Yiddish. Its repertoire includes the classics of Yiddish theater.
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Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce (Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland) www.jewish.org.pl
The goal of the Society is to meet the cultural needs of the Jewish community and to represent it to the government and other organizations in Poland.
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Transnational Communities Programme www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk
The Transnational Communities Programme was a wide-ranging research project on transnational communities. The website contains many interesting articles, information about projects completed, online journals, and many links.
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Union of German Social and Cultural Associations in Poland www.vdg.pl
The goal of the Union is to represent the German minority before the government and other organizations in Poland as well as in Germany, and to cultivate and develop German culture and education.
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Union of Independent Ukrainian Youth www.free.ngo.pl/zumn
The organization aims to help, educate, and create a lobby for national minority organizations in Poland.
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Union of Jewish Students of Great Britain & Ireland www.ujs.org.uk
The Union of Jewish Students of Great Britain & Ireland (UJS) is a social organization whose purpose is to build, maintain and strengthen the sense of Jewish identity among students. The scope of its work covers the entire United Kingdom. UJS develops student activity programs in the contest of Judaic culture, and engages with social issues.
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Union Romani www.unionromani.org
Union Romani is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization concerned with defending the Romani community. It works on activities designed to gain recognition of Romani culture as an asset of global culture. It works to abolish discrimination against Roma by studying, promoting, preserving and disseminating Romani culture, language, history and customs.
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Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation unpo.org
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation is an international organization bringing together representatives of indigenous peoples, national minorities and independent territories, who have united to protect their cultures, human rights and natural environments, and to jointly seek peaceful methods of resolving conflicts.
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Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZFA) www.tu-berlin.de/~zfa/
Established in 1982, the Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZFA) is the only institution of its type in Europe. In its work, ZFZ uses antisemitism as a starting point for broader research on prejudice, discrimination against minorities, migration processes, ethnic conflicts, political extremism, and the history of persecuted minorities.
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Związek Młodzieży Białoruskiej (Union of Belarusian Youth) www.slonko.com.pl
The Union was formed to uphold indigenous identity and culture among Belarusian youth in Poland.
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Związek Romów Polskich (Roma Union Poland) www.romowie.com
The Roma Union Poland works to preserve Romani culture and traditions. It also plays an educational role. It cooperates with governmental institutions and other organizations dealing with ethnic minorities.
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Żydowskie Motywy (Jewish Motifs International Film Festival) www.warsawjff.ant.pl
The Jewish Motifs International Film Festival is devoted to Jewish tradition, ethnic and cultural identity, and history both past and current. Its purpose is to use film to convey the richness of Jewish culture.
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Żydowskie Stowarzyszenie Czulent (Chulent Jewish Association) www.czulent.pl
The Chulent Jewish Association was established in Cracow in 2003. It is an independent association of young Jews. The basis for membership in it is Jewish identity.
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