On the 17th of August, Subjective Values Foundation (SVF) organized a MEET (More Equal Europe Together) campaign launch event inviting participants from Hungarian civil society organisations.
The event opened with the animated video by cartoonist Takua Ben Mohamed, ambassador of the campaign. Most participants seemed to agree that the calm approach of the protagonist to the attacks on the metro was key. However, they also acknowledged that they would probably act differently and possibly out of fear if they found themselves in a similar situation.
A few participants reported that similar stereotypical attacks on public transportation happen on a daily basis, insomuch that they often don’t even call it out anymore.
The second part of the event focused on discussing with participants how to create effective video campaigns. The topic was especially relevant and useful for participants as most of them are involved in social integration activities, and video campaigns can be a powerful tool to promote inclusion. The event gave them the opportunity to think through the process of creating videos including the planning, the searching for potential contributors, the budgeting and the shooting itself.
The event also included a session on terminology to offer participants a clear theoretical background when it comes to using terms such as stereotypes, discimination, prejudice etc. which can often be misunderstood by the general public.
To watch the Hungarian episode of the European webseries, click here.