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In September we also held a seminar entitled “Education Against Discrimination”, the main purpose of which was to familiarise the seminar participants with interactive methods that enable them to realise and feel what discrimination is and how it affects the everyday life of individuals and groups. The content of the seminar thus focused on the understanding of discrimination, its forms and mechanisms. The seminar used interactive methods such as brainstorming, mind mapping, group work, the snowball technique and so on, where a key role was played by the participants themselves. This type of training enabled the participants to get to know the methods (awareness-raising activities) that can be used to carry out similar education on non-discrimination in various environments, in other words as an additional element to curricula that focus on discrimination, the social psychology of prejudices, various forms of repression, violations of human rights, etc.

At the end of the seminar we asked the participants how they could contribute to eliminating discrimination and what they would need in order to do so. They expressed the opinion that it is vital to adopt preventive measures and to educate and inform the general public of the harmful consequences of discrimination, which is something that requires interconnection between various organisations and the support of the mass media.