European Diversity Education Riga 19-8-2011 Elmo De Angelis, Francesca Pulvirenti, Elva Nic Phaidin
Immigration aspects Aspects related to Immigration Source of the movies: http://www.youtube.com/ Keywords for the movies: discrimination, prejudice Stereotypes-Prejudices Your Choice
Migrant workers The UN Convention on the Rights of Migrants defines a migrant worker as a "person who is to be engaged, is engaged or has been engaged in a remunerated activity in a State of which he or she is not a national.“ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGFXH9vFnnk
Migrants : <ul><li>The following groups of people are described as being "people with migrant background": </li></ul><ul><li>immigrant foreigners </li></ul><ul><li>foreigners born in another country </li></ul><ul><li>naturalised foreigners </li></ul><ul><li>children with at least one parent who fulfils the specified criteria </li></ul>
People with migrant background do not necessarily have to have experience of migration. The majority of them may have been living in a country since they were born. Against the widely held belief , researches show that migrants are not a homogeneous group. They are characterized by a diversity of different personalities, social backgrounds and manifold media usage patterns. As a consequence policy measures, school projects or media coverage should be based more and should take in account more this existing diversity.
• Do you understand what discrimination is? • Have you checked your own behaviour and attitudes? • Do you know how to deal with discrimination, as a “ third party”? • What are your responsibilities? This is one of a series of fact sheets aimed at providing basic information on European Union Anti-Discrimination Policies, and giving practical advice on how organisations and individuals can avoid and combat discrimination. To find out more about the EU-wide campaign ” For Diversity. Against Discrimination.“ and information about the situation in your Member State, visit our website: www.stop-discrimination.info Discrimination
What is discrimination? Key words: direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, instruction to discriminate, positive discrimination The Equality Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of age, racial or ethnic origin, citizenship, language, religion or belief, opinion, state of health, disability, sexual orientation or other personal characteristics. The Act prohibits direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and instruction or order to discriminate. Discrimination can be defined as unfair treatment of a person or class of persons in comparison to others, for example, because of their religious beliefs or because they belong to a sexual minority. An individual word or situation can be classified as discriminatory or discrimination may be a result of social structures. Equality Act - a toolkit against discrimination
Direct discrimination means that a person is treated less favourably than someone else is, has been or would be treated in a comparable situation. An example of direct discrimination is if a member of a restaurant staff refuses to serve a person because of his or her ethnic origin. Indirect discrimination occurs when a person is put at a particular disadvantage compared with other persons on the basis of a provision, criterion or practice that seems neutral unless the practice can be objectively justified by a legitimate aim. An example of indirect discrimination is if an employer demands that a prospective employee has a perfect command of Finnish even though this is not necessary for the job.
We and they All good people agree, And all good people say, All nice people, like Us, are We And every one else is They: But if you cross over the sea, Instead of over the way, You may end by (think of it!) looking on We As only a sort of They! By Rudyard Kipling