One World in Brussels

This year's One World Festival in Brussels will take place from 31 May to 4 June 2021 exclusively online. 

Viewers across Belgium will have the opportunity to watch online screenings of a selection of the most important documentaries on human rights screened at One World in the Czech Republic. The screenings will be followed by online discussions with human rights defenders, filmmakers, politicians, and representatives of the international community of non-profit organizations. In this way, One World in Brussels goes to the heart of major European institutions in order to draw attention to serious cases of human rights violations.

The theme of this year's festival is Connection Lost. This has become one of the most common messages people encounter during meetings made possible by the technological advances of the internet. At the same time, these words perfectly describe the situation that many people have found themselves in during the pandemic. Who has been disconnected merely from a video conference, and who feels disconnected from everyday life? What challenges has the transition to an online world brought us and what is our place within the new reality? 

One World in Brussels is organized by People in Need in cooperation with the Czech Centre Brussels, the European Parliament, and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU. 

Partners of the 14th edition of the festival include the Human Rights and Democracy Network, Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway, United Nations Regional Information Centre, European Partnership for Democracy, European Endowment for Democracy, EUROPEUM, Committee to Protect Journalists, International Federation for Human Rights, Front Line Defenders, Access Now, Human Rights Watch, Center for Reproductive Rights, and International Partnership for Human Rights and Human Rights Without Frontiers.

Other partners from non-governmental and international organizations will take part in individual screenings and Q&As.

Held under the auspices of Edita Hrdá, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU, and Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency.


Julie Kárová
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Vesna Evans
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