Master Class against Racism and Discriminations in Caen

When :

from Tuesday 10 March, 2020
to Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Abbaye aux Dames, Place Reine Mathilde, 14000, Caen, France

Contact :

Linda Tinio-Le Douarin,

In collaboration with UNESCO, the International Institute for Human Rights and Peace (2IDHP) and the Normandy region (France) are organizing a second Master Class against Racism and Discriminations at the Abbaye aux Dames of Caen, on 10 March 2020.

This new edition is intended for 120 secondary-school students from the Normandy region. They will have the opportunity to interact with teachers and experts, and engaged celebrities, such as journalist and writer Tania de Montaigne. They will exchange knowledge and experiences related to racism and various forms of discrimination. Professor Evelyne Heyer, curator of the travelling exhibition “Us and Them: From Prejudice to Racism”, will discuss the different social and biological concepts related to racism throughout history.

Thematic workshops will be organized in collaboration with academic and NGO partners, including Amnesty International and the Centre d’entraînement aux méthodes d’éducation active (CEMEA), to encourage critical thinking and insightful debates among students.

At the end of the day, students will make several commitments to fight racism and discrimination in their schools and communities.


The objective of the Master Class Series is to increase the capacities of young participants to understand the crosscutting themes related to discrimination, and to become trainers themselves in their own schools and communities.