Seminar “Roma integration strategy – what goals and measures will we implement by 2030?”

On 15th – 16th of December the seminar “Roma integration strategy – what goals and measures will we implement by 2030?”, organized by the Department of National Minorities, took place in Birštonas city. The aim of the seminar was to discuss the ensuring equal opportunities and participation of the Roma community members.

Workshop for Roma women

The workshop for Roma women in the field of beauty services occurred at the end of November 2022. During the workshop the participants were presented with opportunities for employment and introduced with the specifics of work in this field. The creative workshop was focused on developing practical skills. During the sessions, the participants were encouraged […]

‘Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania – what do we know about it?’

On the 30th of November 2022. The education for Roma youth took place in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. The participants of the event had a guided tour in the Seimas, after which they had a meeting with the member of the Seimas, Vilija Targamadze, and discussed the competence of the Seimas in […]

Meeting with Radviliškis municipality

On 23rd of November 2022, the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania together with the Roma Community Center and children, youth day center ‘Padėk Pritapti’ (‘Help to Fit’) and representatives of Roma Community visited Šeduva and Radviliškis. Šeduva is a small town in the municipality of Radviliškis, where Roma […]

Roma family camp

During the first week of November Roma community center organized a camp for Roma families. Different educational activities took place in Trakai, including bread baking and chocolate producing. As well a trip to Polish cities of Supraslė, which is known as center of Orthodox culture, and Balstogė was organized. During the camp Roma families discussed […]

Amari Chib – Roma language evening

November 5 is an International Day of the Roma Language. On that occasion, on November 8, at 5:30 p.m., an event dedicated to the celebration of the Day of the Roma Language will be held in the Jewish community cafe “Beigelių Krautuvėlė” (Pylimo St. 4). During the festive event, excerpts from the Lithuanian Roma oral […]

Meeting with Panevėžys municipality

On October 19 2022, The Department of Natural Minorities under Lithuanian Republic Government organized a visit to the municipality of Panevėžys. During various meetings, issues of Roma education, employment and youth empowerment were discussed. Information about Roma community members’ attendance to various educational institutions in Panevėžys and registration at the Employment Service was collected. According […]

International Conference on the Genocide of the Roma and Combating Antigypsyism, 20–21 October 2022 in Stockholm

The Swedish IHRA Presidency is organizing an international conference in Stockholm on 20-21 October 2022. One objective of the conference is to take stock of existing research on the genocide of the Roma, and to identify obstacles, gaps, and needs, as well as share IHRA knowledge and recommendations, stimulate cooperation, and proactively work together for […]

Online course “Roma(ni) past – Europe’s future. Why embracing EU’s largest ethnic minorities matters”

On 14th of October 2022, the online course “Roma(ni) past – Europe’s future. Why embracing EU’s largest ethnic minorities matters”. This online course will provide a brief overview of Roma history and culture. The course will explore the difficult, sensitive or contentious issues related to Roma and antigypsyism, and help identify and incorporate human rights […]

New project year

Mediators work in the project “Lithuanian Roma Platform – going local” since 2016. They are helping Roma community members to solve the issues with governmental and municipality institutions. After the new project year has begun, four mediators started their work as well. We have our representatives in Vilnius, Jonava, Marijampolė and Kybartai cities. Intercultural mediation […]