Since the early 1990’s, UNITED coordinates every year, around 21 March, the European-wide Action Week Against Racism.  Activists, NGO’s, universities, schools, municipalities and a wide variety of different organisations carry out hundreds of activities all around Europe in order to bring an end to racism, discrimination and intolerance. To mark European Action Week Against Racism, the Social Inclusion Unit, Community Services Department, South Dublin County Council, will host a Primary and Secondary School Competition with the aim to combat racism and celebrate the diversity of people living in Ireland today.  Proposals have also been received from primary schools to run multicultural afternoons.

By entering the competition, the South Dublin County Council’s Social Inclusion Unit hopes to create awareness of European Action Week Against Racism (Saturday 14th March to Sunday 22nd March 2020) and give children a platform to discuss what racism means to them. Closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 11th March 2020.  Primary School Competition: Draw a picture, create a slogan or write a poem conveying your personal message against racism. Lots of prizes to be won for the best entries! All prizes will be vouchers. Secondary School Competition: Create a group project (minimum 5 people) to support European Action Week Against Racism conveying your message through art, drama, dance, music, poetry etc. Prize will be a contribution of €1,000 towards school equipment or a team building trip. (subject to terms and conditions).



The competitions are open to all primary and secondary school children living or going to school in South Dublin County. You can enter through your school or contact us directly for an application form. Individual and Group Entries are accepted for the Primary School Competition. Only Group Entries will be accepted for the Secondary School Competition.


For further information call 01 414 9270 or email:

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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