Black Europeans and People of African Descent (PAD) Week


May 14 - 17 2018


8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Black Europeans and People of African Descent (PAD) Week

From May 14-17th, the European Union will host its first ever People of African Descent (PAD) Week at the European Parliament.

PAD Week will consist of a series of events at the European Parliament (EP) featuring experts, activists, and policymakers to increase awareness of the estimated 15 million People of African Descent who make up the European Union’s Black European population. The 4-day event will also focus on solutions to address increasing reports of racial discrimination and violence throughout Europe.

PAD Week events will begin Monday, May 14 with a hearing featuring leadership from European Union institutions and African descent policymakers and civil society from across Europe. May 15 and 16 will feature roundtable policy discussions on how European justice, education, and migration systems impact African Descent populations in Europe. The week will culminate with a Forum to discuss policies, programs, and other strategies EU institutions, Member States, civil society, and the private sector can engage in to ensure the full participation and equal treatment of and opportunity for African descent populations in Europe.

On May 16, the BOZAR will screen the film Slavery Routes 3&4:
Please find the link here below to register:—daniel-cattier-juan-gelas-fanny-glissant

Pad Week is a joint initiative of the European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI), Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference (TMPLC), Each One Teach One (EOTO), and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR).

For more information on the situation of People of African Descent in Europe


Monday, May 14
16:00 Hearing People of African Descent in Europe
19:00 Reception Celebrating the history & contributions of People of African Descent in Europe

Tuesday, May 15
9:00 Roundtable Black Lives Europe
15:30 Roundtable Educating Europe
18:00 Reception at Google

Wednesday, May 16
9:00 Roundtable Destination Europe
15:00 Forum Towards an EU Framework Strategy for the Inclusion of People of African Descent
18:00 Reception Closing Event for People of African Descent (PAD) Week