The 1st UNITED Conference of 2024 is here! Applications open!

UNITED Conference Reggio Emilia 2024 from rumours to respect

We are excited to announce that the 1st UNITED Conference of 2024, From Rumours to Respect: Challenging Stereotypes and Promoting Diversity, will take place on April 22nd-27th 2024 in Reggio Emilia, Italy and it’s now possible to apply!

After the Autumn conference in Budapest that brought us back together in person for the first time after the Covid19 pandemic, we are ready for yet another collective moment of inspiration and exchange to kick-off our spring!


Right after our European Action Week Against Racism and just before the EU Elections we thought it’s time to focus on some of the issues that are daily affecting millions of people around the world, undermining our democratic coexistence and peace. For this reason we call on our Network to join efforts to discuss and find common strategies to tackle hate speech, rumours, prejudice and discrimination, to build inclusive communities designed around the respect of human rights and human dignity of all.


To be more effective in our mission, we have organised this conference in cooperation with ICEI and the project DiversaMente – Youth against discrimination AID 012618/04/2 to focus on bottom-up participation, non-formal education approach and the Anti-Rumours strategy developed within the Council of Europe, taking advantage of this two years project designed to combating phenomena of hatred, intolerance and discrimination by valuing diversity in all its meanings and promoting cultural, social and economic interaction, in order to promote the consolidation of an inclusive society in 5 different cities in Italy, including Reggio Emilia.


You can find more info about the conference and the Application Form on our dedicated section on the website, or you can contact us at if you have further questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Reggio Emilia and #stayunited!