Advocating together for better social and economic inclusion in Europe
Black History Month EU
What is Black History Month EU?
A commemorative month dedicated to recognising and celebrating the contribution and achievements of people of African descent to the history and the future of the EU.
The aim of #BHMEU is to bring a month of Black History to the EU Bubble, engaging debate on PAD representation and inclusion. This year, and thanks to the fruitful following impact of the first edition, we intend to broaden BHM across several EU member states.
We intend to continue the debate started last year on PAD political, social and institutional representation and recognition, but also raise awareness and share advocacy best practices on the implementation of the UN International Decade for PAD (IDPAD) at local level as well as at EU level.
Our main objectives are increasing anti-racism awareness, strengthening the dialogue and collaboration between Civil Society Organisations, Institutions and private sector stakeholders but also designing concrete actions at every level of our EU society to educate about inclusion, broadcasting the three pillars of the IDPAD : Justice, development and recognition.
How to promote better social inclusion EU wide ?
Join the movement!
Share or Organise a local event
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Your contribution on Social Media is impactful!
If you support #BHMEU and want to share why with your community, mention our initiative and our hashtag, let's continue the debate together!
Write to your representatives
Launch the UN International Decade for People of African Descent (PAD) in all member states
get informed on IDPAD
Your local representatives are here for you. You can reach out to them by letter, by email and by calling them on permanence hours.
Share your experience and recommendations
Raise awareness on the situation of PAD in Europe with public and private stakeholders
Fill this short survey to give us the opportunity to relay your point of view and build on it!
Interact with a wide range of EU Civil Society organisations
Attend online and face to face workshops, debates and events to enrich from a wide range of organisations like yours!
#BHMEU 2019 Programme
The Full programme for the Month will appear below
#BHMEU Launch - Social Networking Cultural event
ACP Young Professional Network
Tuesday 8 October , 6PM
VENUE: Rue du Trône, 95, BELGIUM
Podcast academy met Yaya Talks & Vocal about it
Vocal About it X Yaya Talks
Thursday 10th October, 8pm
VENUE: Muntpunt - Munt, 6 Brussels 1000
Celebration #BHMEU- UK Permanent representation to the EU
UK Permanent representation to the EU, ACP YPN and ARDI EP Group
Wednesday 16 October, 6pm
#BHMEU Webinar on Black History Month
ADEPT Platform + ACP YPN + NiNsees
Thursday 17 October, TBCpm
Info to come
Ambassador Roundtable with
UK Permanent Representation
Tuesday 22 October, 6PM-8PM
To register, fill in this form
Take you identity to work: Best practices on managing diversity from leaders
ACP Young Professional Network, Google
Wednesday 30 October, 6PM-8.30PM
VENUE: Google Hq,
Chaussée d'Etterbeek 180, 1040
ACP Young Professionals Network + ADEPT Platform
Tuesday 30 October, 6pm
AU-DYI workshop - promoting diaspora youth entrepreneurship in Africa
AU Diaspora Youth Initiative
Tuesday TBC October, 9AM - 3.30PM
Le mois Kreyol
French Overseas ministry
All October Long
Series of cultural events and roundtables
Setting the Black agenda in Poland
Afryka Connect Foundation, PADLINK and Somali Foundation
Sunday 27 October, 12pm-5pm
VENUE: Fundacja dla Somalii,
Final #BHMEU CSOs Capacity Building Workshop
ACP YPN, Leadership Conference, Enpad and many others.
Tuesday 5 November, 9am-3pm
VENUE: To be communicated after registration
On application only
#BHMEU Final Multi-Stakeholder Debate on Actions for PAD rights
Tuesday 5 November, 3pm-5pm
VENUE: EP Brussels, BELGIUM
British Council Cultural celebration of BHM
Tuesday 12 November, 6pm
VENUE: UK permanent representation
Who's Talking About Us
Watch and share videos from #BHMEU 2018
Watch full video of MEP Cecile Kyenge
Watch full video by the UN Youth Envoy
You + Social Media = Real Social Impact
Lend your voice to #BHMEU!
Who We Are and our partners
Black history Month EU is an Initiative of ACP Young Professional Network in partnership and collaboration with