We regret to inform you that the co-founders of ICARE.TO, Suzette Bronkhorst and Ronald Eissens, both passed away in 2021.
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Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe
I CARE was founded by Suzette Bronkhorst, Ronald Eissens, Magenta Foundation and United.
October 1, 1999
I CARE — Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe — started on October 1, 1999 as a cooperation project of United and Magenta. United and Magenta wanted to create a portal for anti-racism on Internet. Although the Internet opened-up the possibilities for collaboration with organisations worldwide, United and Magenta decided to focus on Europe, as both founding organisations basically work within an European context and because specific aspects of racism are still very much related to In Real Life culture, policies and practices.
I CARE was a virtual network to support and to be used by those who are committed to improve universal human rights standards and particularly non - discrimination principles. ICARE was the information disseminator for the European NGO-community working in the fields of anti-discrimination, Human Rights, antisemitism, diversity and migration, with a focus on anti-racism. ICARE was a NGO community networking system, an environment where large and small organizations can work on local, national, regional and international issues. The purpose of ICARE was the empowerment of democratic, non-violent Human Rights and antiracism work by offering information and reporting on events taking place, by facilitating communication, advocacy, campaigns and actions and by stimulating intersectional and international co-operation of NGOs. ICARE was a Magenta Foundation project.
I CARE's main role was to provide services adapted to the needs of NGOs and to European civil society in general. I CARE focused on all European countries, it was an open structure which means that everybody was free to contribute. Those who participated in I CARE agreed to use it as they considered appropriate: by receiving information, expressing views, sharing experiences, creating partnerships, etc.
I CARE's secretariat monitored all contributions in order to be in line with universally recognised human rights standards.
NGO addressbook and Calendar of Events
Also visit United for Intercultural Action's Addressbook and
Calendar of events.
ICARE ran a mailinglist on which more than 800 NGOs and individuals shared news and information on antiracism, projects and budgetlines.
ICARE was the information disseminator for the European NGO-community working in the fields of anti-discrimination, Human Rights, antisemitism, diversity and migration, with a focus on anti-racism. ICARE started in 1999 to inform the (European) NGOs and facilitate discussion about the UN WCAR and the preparatory process. ICARE was a
Magenta Foundation project.