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Voices of Tolerance from Promoting Tolerance 2018 Programme

Watch a series of interviews on protection of human rights in polarized societies
Announcement09.01.2019
Promoting Tolerance 2018 Group Photo
Promoting Tolerance 2018 Fellows, Resource People, FNF and AJC representatives FNF East and Southeast Europe

Learn more about the international seminar in Sibiu, Romania of our flagship dialogue programme “Promoting Tolerance”. The 2018 topic was “Protecting Human Rights in Polarized Societies”. Watch a series of interviews from Promoting Tolerance fellows and resource people. “Promoting Tolerance Programme” aims to advance democracy and build civil society. It is organized by the Regional Office of FNF East and Southeast Europe, in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee.

Find all voices of tolerances from 2018 in this playlist on our Youtube channel "FreedomTV Europe" below. 

Find out below more about the goals of the USA study trip from our partner organization- the American Jewish Committee. 

Alyssa Weiner, AJC: What are the main goals of the US study trip of Promoting Tolerance?

Watch below a series of videos with quotes from fellows from different countries on the main questions discussed in 2018 - polarisation, human rights, challenges of civil society organizations, etc. 

Promoting Tolerance is relevant today because…Ep.1
Promoting Tolerance is relevant today because…Ep.2
Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
What are the challenges of civil society organizations in your country?
Can you share best practices of protecting human rights in your country? Ep. 1
Can you share best practices of protecting human rights in your country? Ep. 2
What is your own professional experience in promoting human rights?
Which human rights are most under threat in your country?

Find below a series of individual interviews with fellows from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland,  an alumnus from Turkey; and two resource people from the international seminar in Sibiu, Romania. 

Meet a voice of tolerance from Croatia below. 

Igor Kolman: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
Igor Kolman: Can you share best practices of protecting human rights in your country?

Meet a voice of tolerance from Bosnia and Herzegovina below. 

Edin Forto: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
Edin Forto: To what extent is protection of human rights on the agenda of your political party?

Meet a voice of tolerance from Poland below. 

Anna Makowka – Kwapisiewicz: What are the challenges of civil society organizations in your country?
Anna Makowka–Kwapisiewicz: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?

Meet a voice of tolerance from Romania below. 

Elena Ruxandra Cazacu : What are the challenges of civil society organizations in your country?
Elena Ruxandra Cazacu : Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
Elena Ruxandra Cazacu: What is your own professional experience in promoting human rights?

Meet a voice of tolerance from Bulgaria below. 

Anna Ganeva: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
Anna Ganeva: Which human rights are most under threat in Bulgaria?
Anna Ganeva: Can you share best practices of protecting human rights in Bulgaria?

Meet two voices of tolerance from Turkey below. 

İdil Engindeniz: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
İdil Engindeniz: What is your own professional experience in promoting human rights?
Mahmut Cinar: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?
Mahmut Cinar: Which human rights are most under threat in Turkey?

Meet a voice of tolerance from Ukraine below. 

Dr Denys Tarasov: Are there any dividing lines of polarization in society in your country?

Meet two resource people from the international seminar in Sibiu, Romania below. 

Meet Marius Stan from Hannah Arendt Centre in Bucharest, who was a keynote speaker during Promoting Tolerance seminar. 

Marius Stan: What is the main message that you shared with the Promoting Tolerance fellows?
Marius Stan: What kind of lessons from the history can humanity draw?
Marius Stan: Best practices from Romania in driving social and political change?

Meet Antoaneta Sabau from the Center for Ecumenical Research in Sibiu, Romania. The Promoting Tolerance group visited the Center during the international seminar in Sibiu. 

Sabău: Tell us more about the model of tolerance/multi-confessional understanding in Sibiu, Romania?

Meet a voice of tolerance from Turkey. Medeni Sungur is an alumnus of the Promoting Tolerance Programme in 2017, who shared his experiences with the 2018 generation of fellows. 

Medeni Sungur: What are the main insights from the Promoting Tolerance Programme?
Medeni Sungur: Root causes of the increasing polarization of society in Turkey?