Former university teacher of history and teacher education, currently expert and consultant on history and civic education for the COUNCIL OF EUROPE, EUROCLIO, OSCE and UNESCO. Member of the expert group who drafted the Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture and the History Education in the 21st Century, Principles and Guidelines. Luisa Black is a Deputy Member of the Governing Board of the EUROPEAN WERGELAND CENTRE.
<p>Council of Europe </p><p>European Wergeland Centre</p>
Celine Fabrequette has a Masters degree in EU Law & EU Social Affairs. To her, the EU represents the idea of freedom of movement which, in her mind is a great way to promote cultural exchange, acceptance, and integration. But her studies and professional experience made it clear to her that the solidarity; equality and integration she dreamed about have been disappearing more and moreover the years. For the sake of its future the European Union needs to get closer to its citizens by creating a sense of belonging and start working towards more social inclusion and equity. So; she got involved; using her EU access to create spaces and good chaos for youth and women.
For the past 8 years; she supported Diaspora Youth organisations dedicating her time in creating spaces and opportunities for African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) youth to engage with policymakers at European and ACP level. She thinks that it is essential that youth be involved at all level of the legislative process; that is why, ahead of the 2019 European elections she developed and lead the implementation of #DiasporaVote!; a youth lead and youth implemented campaign to encourage people of color to register; run and vote during the European elections. Following the election, the campaign transform into an organization called #DiasporaVote! who provide and create programs and structural tailored for people of color and diaspora organisation so they can better engage with EU stakeholders. She is also the host Ma Vie citoyenne 🇪🇺 a webTV whose purpose is to bring an understanding of the EU to People Of color and at the same time showcase the expertise available within the community. She love to dance; she found it southing and to be the best way to convey emotions.
Our goal is to encourage racialised individuals in Europe to show interest in the development of EU policies and be the voice of their community at a higher level. In other words, we want them to be more active in politics and vote! #DiasporaVote! was created in 2018 to counter the lack of recognition and adapted regulations towards the issues faced by ethnic minorities at EU level. Though they are European citizens and part of Europe as a whole, these minority groups remain at the bottom of the priorities of the EU agenda.