Webinars & Meetings

In order to share practitioner experience and wisdom more widely, A World of Neighbours will be hosting a monthly Zoomcast, drawing on grassroots practitioners and knowledgeable speakers to explore topics relevant to migration challenges in Europe.

UPCOMING ONLINE EVENTS

What Does Moria have to Do with Krakow?

WEDNESDAY, NOV 18 at 16.00 (CET)

Duration: 60 min.

Recording will be posted within a few days.

Devastating fires in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos have further stranded 13,000 refugees. In this webinar we will hear Sonia Nandzik working with ReFOCUS Media Labs, dedicated to equip asylum seekers with modern media skills. Yasir Akbari, student at ReFocus Media Labs together with Peter Kessler, Senior Communications Officer at UNHCR will give first-hand accounts from Lesvos.

We will also hear the story of how two individuals, Karol Wilczyński  and Anna Wilczyńska, in Krakow, Poland, have been able to convince the city officials of Krakow to declare readiness to welcome displaced persons from Moria.

Does grassroots efforts hold the key to influencing the direction of Europe in coming to grips with this ongoing humanitarian challenge?

Moderator: Anna Hjälm, Director of the programme Interreligious Praxis for Peace – A World of Neighbours.

Speakers & Moderator

Sonia Nandzik

A humanitarian and an activist, a co-founder and CEO of ReFOCUS Media Labs foundation which provides refugees in Greece with media creation skills.

Yasir Akbari

Studies at ReFOCUS Media Labs on Lesvos, Greece. His footage on the refugee crisis has been published by BBC News and several other media. Seeking asylum in Greece.

Peter Kessler

Senior Communications Officer at UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He has extensive field experience since 1980's in different part of the world.​

Karol Wilczyński

Journalist and activist operating through social media. Co-author of the islamistablog.pl, the biggest platform on Islam in Poland.

Anna Wilczyńska

Arabist, journalist and translator. Co-author of the islamistablog.pl, the biggest platform on Islam in Poland.

Anna Hjälm

PhD in Social and Economic Geography. Director of the programme Interreligious Praxis for Peace – A World of Neighbours.
moderator

PREVIOUS EVENTS – WATCH RECORDINGS

Backlash: Fear and Hatred in a Time of Covid-19

In times of intense societal stress, those perceived as ‘the other’ – such as foreigners, ethnic minorities, marginalized persons – are often the target of increased fear and even hatred.  In this time of Covid-19, such stress is currently expressed in the form of negative narratives, punitive legal and social norms, and humanitarian indifference.  What does solidarity look like in the face of such stigmatization and its devastating consequences? (Recorded Oct 27, 2020)

Speakers & Moderator

Journalist and co-editor of openDemocracy UK, an independent global media organisation.
A man in glasses reporting.
Adam Ramsey
Journalist
Advisor on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims at OSCE ODIHR.
A women in veil giving a speech.
Đermana Šeta
Researcher
An interfaith activist, a history teacher, a writer and editor. Rabbi at Shir Hatzafon Synagogue, Denmark.
Rebecca Lillian
Rebecca Lillian
Rabbi