‘Respect unlimited’ — interact, contribute ideas and have a say at Diversity Day, an event for young people organised by the FRA in Vienna

Respect unlimited - Diversity Day 2010 in Vienna
Respect unlimited - Diversity Day 2010 in Vienna
24/11/2010
On 24 November, the topics of diversity and equal opportunities will take centre stage at the Vienna Town Hall. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is organising Diversity Day for the fourth time in cooperation with the City of Vienna (Youth Department) and the Vienna School Board.

Diversity Day in Vienna is an event for schoolchildren and young people. Under the motto ‘respect unlimited', the event promotes diversity and awareness of the right to equal treatment. Two thousand young people from Vienna and over 500 from all 6 EU countries bordering Austria are expected.

Diversity Day should encourage young people to recognise and tackle prejudices and discrimination. There will be an exciting mix of entertainment and information on offer on the day. The stage programme promises music, dance and theatre from many cultures and countries. Workshops and information stands invite young people to reflect and interact. Over 45 organisations, along with the EU, will provide information on the topics of fundamental rights, equal treatment, diversity and discrimination. From the wheelchair course, to sign language to anti-discrimination training, the day offers the opportunity to actively experience the meaning of equal opportunities.

The event opens at 10:00 in the ballroom of the Town Hall in the presence of (in order of appearance):

  •          Morten Kjaerum (Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights)
  •          Tanja Wehsely (Member of the Provincial Parliament for Vienna)
  •          Susanne Brandsteidl (Executive President of the Vienna School Board)
  •          Richard Kühnel (Head of the European Commission Representation in Austria)

Media representatives are invited to the whole event.

To register to attend, contact media@fra.europa.eu, +43 (0)351 1 580 - 30 858

For more information, go to http://www.diversityday.eu/

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Press release: ‘Respect unlimited’ — interact, contribute ideas and have a say at Diversity Day, an event for young people organised by the FRA at the Vienna Town Hall

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