Dorim o campanie electorala pentru alegerile europene lipsita de discriminare si intoleranta

Asociatia ACCEPT participa la initierea apelului “O campanie electorala pentru alegerile europene lipsita de discriminare si intoleranta” in cadrul unei conferinta de presa ce are loc in data de 19 martie la Parlamentul European. Initiatorii apelului sunt componenta europeana a asociatiei internationale LGBTI (ILGA-Europe) si Reteaua Europeana impotriva Rasismului (ENAR).

Alegerile europene din 2014 au loc intr-un context politic marcat de criza economica si aparitia si consolidarea partidelor extremiste in anumite tari ale Uniunii Europene. Intoleranta si excluziunea sociala reprezinta pericole reale pentru respectul fata de drepturile omului in UE, mai ales in cazul cetatenilor europeni care apartin unor minoritati etnice, religioase si/sau sexuale.

Membrii comunitati LGBTI (lesbiene, gay, bisexuali, trans si intersex) sunt deseori tinta unor declaratii politice ostile si folositi ca instrumente in campania electorala. Pe intreg teritoriul UE, sunt supusi la atacuri similare si imigrantii, solicitantii de azil, persoanele de etnie roma, persoanele de origine africana, adeptii Islamului sau ai religiei mozaice, precum  si membrii ai altor minoritati etnice sau religioase. ENAR si ILGA-Europe, doua dintre principalele organizatii europene neguvernamentale axate pe lupta impotriva rasismului si protejarea drepturilor persoanelor LGBTI, au decis sa isi uneasca eforturile pentru combaterea discriminarii cu ocazia alegerilor europene din 2014. Actiunile lor vor promova si vor consolida solidaritatea intre comunitatile deservite de ENAR si ILGA-Europe. Impreuna, aceste doua ONG-uri vor monitoriza si reactiona la orice incercare de a instiga  electoratul la ostilitate si frica fata de minoritati etnice, religioase sau sexuale.

Principalele partide politice la nivel european vor participa alaturi de ILGA-Europe si ENAR pe 19 martie la initierea Apelului “O campanie electorala pentru alegerile europene lipsita de discriminare si intoleranta”. Impreuna vom reafirma valorile democratice si de incluziune ale Uniunii Europene si vom combate incitarile la discriminarea si stigmatizarea unor comunitati minoritare.

Vor participa:

  • Marije Laffeber, Secretar General Adjunct, din partea Partidului Socialistilor Europeni  (PES)
  • Christian Kremer, Secretar General Adjunct din partea Partidului Popular European (EPP)
  • Lousewies Van der Laan, Vicepresedinta a Aliantei Liberalilor si Democratilor pentru Europa (ALDE)
  • Raül Romeva i Rueda, Deputat european, din partea Partidului Verzilor Europeni
  • Marisa Matias, Deputata europeana Vicepresedinta a Partidului de Stanga European (TBC)
  • Evelyne Paradis, Directoare Executiva, ILGA-Europe
  • Michael Privot, Director, ENAR

On 19 March, the main European political parties are joining ILGA-Europe and ENAR to launch an Appeal for an election campaign free from discrimination and intolerance. Together, we reassert the EU’s democratic and inclusive values. We combat incitement to discrimination, prejudice, stigmatisation and confusion.

On Wednesday 19 March, ILGA-Europe (the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) and ENAR (the European Network Against Racism) are launching the Appeal for an European election campaign free from discrimination and intolerance with a press conference in the European Parliament.

The 2014 European Parliament elections are taking place in a context marked by the crisis and the rise of extremist parties in different parts of the European Union. Exclusion and intolerance represent a real threat for the human rights of many European citizens, in particular members of ethnic, religious and/or sexual minorities.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people are often targeted and instrumentalised by hostile statements. Migrants, asylum seekers, Roma, people of African descent, Muslims, Jews and many other ethnic or religious minorities suffer from very similar attacks. ENAR and ILGA-Europe, two leading anti-racist and LGBTI European NGOs, have decided to react together. Common actions will promote and reinforce solidarity between our respective communities. We’ll monitor the electoral campaign and react to any attempts to instigate mutual fear and hostility between them.

On 19 March, the main European political parties are joining ILGA-Europe and ENAR to launch an Appeal for an election campaign free from discrimination and intolerance. Together, we reassert the EU’s democratic and inclusive values. We combat incitement to discrimination, prejudice, stigmatisation and confusion.

Who:

  • Ms. Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General, on behalf of the Party of European Socialists (PES)
  • Mr. Christian Kremer, Deputy Secretary General, on behalf of the European People’s Party (EPP)
  • Ms. Lousewies Van der Laan, Vice-President, on behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party)
  • Mr. Raül Romeva i Rueda MEP, on behalf of the European Green Party
  • Ms. Marisa Matias MEP, Vice-President, on behalf of the European Left Party (tbc)
  • Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director, ILGA-Europe
  • Michael Privot, Director, ENAR

When: Wednesday 19 March 2014, 12.00 – 12.30

Where: Press Room of the European Parliament

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