Point 8 - Challenging Racism and Discrimination Through Education
To strengthen measures against discrimination in access to, and enjoyment of, all forms of education; and to promote the provision of education in mutual tolerance and understanding, and intercultural dialogue.
To intervene to ensure equal opportunities, especially in terms of access to education, through affirmative action policies.
To develop teaching material (textbooks, guides, audiovisual or multimedia documentation, kits) on mutual tolerance, respect of human dignity, peaceful coexistence and intercultural dialogue that can contribute to enhancement of the ability of pupils, teachers and trainers to operate in a multiethnic, multicultural and intercultural environment and to deal with the pressures and opportunities of such diversity.
On November 1, the Office for Equal Opportunities at the City of Heidelberg together with the European Coalition of Cities against Racism hosted the UNESCO Master Class: Colonial Continuities and Climate Activism in Heidelberg.
The UNESCO Master Class: Colonial Continuities and Climate Activism in Heidelberg, follows up on climate justice discourses, shifting perspectives on climate change towards global and intersectional perspectives. The Event will address asymmetries in media attention and the visibility of BIPoC voices within european climate movements, as well the lack of sensitivity for forms of discrimination and racism in the organizations and their activities.