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Facing discrimination

Young people from across Europe share their experiences of discrimination.

The clips are subtitled in seven languages. To change subtitles, view in full screen and click settings.

  • Medine, Germany, 17

    At the station: Medine’s story.

  • Matías, Spain, 23

    Matías on experiencing discrimination for not fitting into society's expectations.

  • Brahim, Spain, 20

    Brahim describes his confrontation with hate speech on the street.

  • Márk, Hungary, 17

    Márk describes how he feels about his girlfriend's father disapproving of him.

  • Salma, Slovakia, 22

    Salma talks about diversity among Muslim women

  • Faisal, Spain, 20

    Faisal on the struggle to find a place to live.

  • Rocio, Spain, 21

    Rocio talks about coping with anti-Roma discrimination from classmates.

  • Csaba, Hungary, 16

    Csaba talks about being refused entry to a bar with friends.

  • Michelle, Spain, 19

    Michelle shares how being a bisexual woman makes her an easy target for discrimination.

  • Alyona, Ukraine, 19

    Alyona talks about how people stereotype Roma.

  • Ilias, Spain, 27

    Ilias talks about the discrimination he faces when looking for an apartment.

  • Hilga, Germany, 16

    Hilga’s friend was outraged by a teacher’s anti-LGBT comment.

  • Tyrell, Germany, 14

    Tyrell describes his experience of racism in the classroom at primary school.

  • Rocio, Spain, 21

    Rocio on her struggle to deal with anti-Roma prejudice.

  • Laurens, The Netherlands, 17

    Laurens describes being insulted after he tells people he is transgender.

  • Ilias, Spain, 27

    Ilias on dealing with the discrimination his mother faces.

  • Nick, Ukraine, 17

    Nick talks about the discrimination he faces as a homosexual in Ukraine.

  • Robin, The Netherlands, 18

    Robin talks about continually being questioned about the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • Wael, Germany, 19

    Wael talks about the discrimination his mother faces in Berlin, Germany.

  • Anna, Denmark, 17

    Anna talks about the Star of David she wears as a necklace, and why it is important to her.

  • Elias, Denmark, 15

    On his way to play football with his friends Elias was confronted with antisemitic hate speech.

  • Varvara, Ukraine, 16

    Varvara was bullied about her appearance.

  • Dori, Hungary, 18

    Dori used to laugh at certain jokes, but she now realises that they were offensive.

  • Matej, Slovakia, 18

    Matej talks about being discriminated against because of his disability.

  • Wioletta, Poland, 17

    Wioletta talks about being a Jehovah’s Witness and being threatened in class by another student.

  • Ardiola, Germany, 17

    Ardiola talks about being part of an Alawite Muslim minority.

  • Wael, Germany, 19

    Wael explains that because of recent terrorist attacks people see him as a terrorist too.

  • Anna, Denmark, 17

    Anna talks about the guard at the synagogue who was murdered while she was inside helping at a Bat Mitzvah.

  • Shirel, Austria, 17

    Shirel talks about her own prejudices and the snap judgements she makes.

  • Shirel, Austria, 17

    Shirel describes having antisemitic insults hurled at her in a tram.

  • Fadumiin, The Netherlands, 22

    Fadumiin tells us how she responds to discrimination when she is applying for a job or work experience.

  • Priscilla, The Netherlands, 25

    Priscilla talks about unexpected reactions to her surname.

  • Tomas, The Netherlands, 20

    Tomas recounts his experiences as a drag queen.

  • Priscilla, The Netherlands, 25

    Priscilla tells us how important it was that someone spoke up for her when she was being insulted.

  • Five stories

    Stories of five people who experienced discrimination. This clip is integrated in the learning path Facing discrimination in lessons 1 and 2.

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