A project of UNAOC in collaboration with the municipality of La Courneuve, France
UNAOC is committed to engaging with municipalities on the frontlines in addressing challenges linked to intercultural and interreligious tensions that may erupt within diverse communities. Implemented in collaboration with the municipality of La Courneuve (Paris area, France), this new project aims at empowering new generations to combat fake news, hate speech, and stereotypes through the promotion of multiculturalism and interreligious understanding in the media.
Only a ten-minute train ride from Paris, France, La Courneuve counts fewer than 45,000 residents of more than 80 nationalities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and about a third of them under 25. It is a melting pot where youth from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and more live together and interact daily.
With this new initiative in La Courneuve, UNAOC will offer workshops and capacity-building training and activities to residents of La Courneuve between the ages of 15 and 25 and equip them with the necessary tools to deconstruct stereotypes affecting their communities and causing tensions. Both UNAOC and the Mayor of La Courneuve, Mr. Giles Poux, firmly believe that it is imperative to empower local youth actors and provide them with the knowledge and tools to tackle pressing social issues.