A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

With roots stemming back to 2007 with The Vienna Declaration the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) is set to revive itself. The first step was a face-to-face meeting with some of the board members representing Austria, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In addition to discussing the future of the BEWC we had the honor …

6th Meeting of the European Integration Forum: The involvement of countries of origin in the integration process

6th Meeting of the European Integration Forum: The involvement of countries of origin in the integration process

Participants of the 6th Meeting of the European Integration Forum: The involvement of countries of origin in the integration process were representatives from 22 European organizations, members of the European Economic & Social Committee, national contacts points of integrations, members of the European Parliament, European Commissioners and representatives of national organizations from 26 countries. During …

Summary, 4th Meeting of the European Integration Forum 6-7 December 2010, Brussels

Summary, 4th Meeting of the European Integration Forum 6-7 December 2010, Brussels

Summary, Adrianne George, BEWC Board, Sweden not supported Speaker summaries Aygul Özkan, Minister for Social, Women’s Affairs, Health and Integration of Lower Saxony (Germany) Immigrants are obliged to take language and politics course. Young people have to get involved in politics. School level education and language education are the keys to integrating 1st – 4th …

Black European Women’s Council continues the road to establishment in Brussels

Black European Women’s Council continues the road to establishment in Brussels

During the past two years the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) has held two strategic meetings; one in Holland and the second in Austria, toward its goal of establishing itself in the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels. The BEWC also organized a conference in Brussels which was attended by EU politicians, leaders of …

Announcing the New Board of the Black European Women’s Council

Announcing the New Board of the Black European Women’s Council

At the Black European Women’s Council General Assembly and Capacity Building Seminar on April 9-10th in Soesterberg /Utrecht, Holland our new Board of Directors was chosen: President : Beatrice Achaleke Vice-President: Yvette Jarvis Treasurer : Hellen Felter Secretary : Sandrine Joseph Congratulations ladies! We’re counting on your leadership.

A Look At Abisara Machold – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Abisara Machold – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Abisara Machold led the second round of the “Identity and Empowerment” workshop at the 1st Black Women European’s Congress in Vienna. She did so with great enthusiasm, often injecting poetry that reflected a point that was raised, and ended by asking all of the participants to hold hands and, one-by-one, to state what the congress …

What the media articles won’t tell you about what happened at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

What the media articles won’t tell you about what happened at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

1. Each Black European Woman attending felt a bond with each other. We were all sisters together regardless of our African origin or European location. 2. Every woman at the Congress made a personal and/or financial committment to be in Vienna and each one made a committment to reach out to other Black European women …