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Congratulations to the Roma community on International Roma Day
2022 April 26

The International Roma Day is celebrated on April 8. International Roma Day was declared in 1971. at the World Roma Congress in London, where an international organization representing Roma people “Union Romai International” was set up. The day was officially announced in 1990 at the Fourth World Roma Congress in Poland. To commemorate Roma Day, […]

An educational cycle of events for Roma youth using a theatrical approach
2022 March 25

On March 14, 2022, an educational cycle of events aimed at strengthening the citizenship and social skills of Roma youth using theater methods was organized by the organized by the European Commission-funded project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local (Part 5)” and the Vilnius City Branch of the Lithuanian Falcon Union “Help to Fit”. The aim […]

An educational event for Roma youth to commemorate the restoration of Lithuania’s independence
2022 March 25

An educational event to promote the citizenship of Roma youth on the occasion of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence, organized by the European Commission-funded project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local (Part 5)” and the Vilnius City Branch of the Lithuanian Falcon Union “Help to Fit”, occured on March 10, 2022. The event was dedicated […]

Presentation of the Lithuanian Roma Oral History Archive
2022 February 7

On February 9, 2022 the presentation of the unique project “Archive of Lithuanian Oral History of the Roma” will take place in Martynas Mažvydas Library in Vilnius. During the project, researchers from Lithuania and other countries, experts in the Roma language and history collected ethnographic material about the Lithuanian Roma community, memories of the war, […]

Roma girls empowerment event
2022 February 7

A thematic event for strengthening gender equality and strengthening the self-esteem of Roma girls, organized by the European Commission-funded project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local (Part 5)” and the Vilnius City Branch of the Lithuanian Falcon Union “Help to Fit”, occured on January 27, 2022. Various tasks were performed during the event. There was […]

Roma youth empowerment event
2022 February 4

An event for the Roma youth empowerment through culture, funded by the European Commission and organized by the project “Lithuanian Roma Platform – going local (Part 5)” and the Vilnius City Branch of the Lithuanian Facony Union “Help to Fit” occurred on 26th of January, 2022. The event featured a screening of the “Queen of […]

Meeting with Jonava district municipality
2022 January 31

On the 12 of January, 2022 the meeting with Jonava city municipality occured. This meeting was organized by the project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local part 5” which is funded by European Comission. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, Jonava […]

Meeting of representatives and intermediaries of Roma organizations
2021 December 9

A meeting of representatives of Roma non-governmental organizations, organizations working in the field of Roma and the mediators of the project “Lithuanian Roma Platform – going local part 5” working in Vilnius and Kybartai occurred on 7th of December. The meeting took place at the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic […]

Romani women seminar in Marijampolė
2021 November 24

On 25th of November Marijampolė town will host a seminar “Gender Equality and Equal Rights improving the situation of Romani women” organized by the European Commission – funded project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – going local part 5” together with the Department of National Minorities of the Republic of Lithuania and the Marijampolė County Women’s Activity […]

Inclusion of Roma in the EU, ‘a priority’ for the new European Commission
2019 October 11

Helena Dalli, Commissioner-designate for Equality, during the hearing in the European Parliament. Credit: EP Among the new Commissioners, Helena Dalli from Malta has been charged with a challenging portfolio called Equality. In the hearing last week in the European Parliament she was quizzed on her vision of Equality and her role as Commissioner. Her main […]

A persisting concern: anti-Gypsyism as a barrier to Roma inclusion
2018 April 18

A persisting concern: anti-Gypsyism as a barrier to Roma inclusion Despite ambitious initiatives, the fundamental rights situation of Roma in the EU remains profoundly troubling. This report examines the persisting phenomenon of anti-Gypsyism and its effect on Roma inclusion efforts. It first presents data on key manifestations of anti-Gypsyism, namely discrimination, harassment and hate crime. […]

The International Romani Day
2018 March 29

The International Romani Day The day was officially declared in 1990 in Serock, Poland, the site of the fourth World Romani Congress of the International Romani Union (IRU), in honour of the first major international meeting of Romani representatives, 7–12 April 1971 in Chelsfield near London. In April 5, in Kirtimai Cultural Centre there will be organized an event for International Romani Day as well. […]

‘Hidden Roma Masterpieces’ an exhibition of masterpieces of Roma contemporary art
2018 March 23

‘Hidden Roma Masterpieces’ an exhibition of masterpieces of Roma contemporary art Strasbourg. The exhibition “Hidden Roma Masterpieces”, curated by the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) and jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, took place in the Palais de l’Europe on 13 March 2018. The exhibition presented a selection of […]

Empowering Roma and Traveller women and girls to access leadership positions is the key towards inclusion
2018 March 12

Empowering Roma and Traveller women and girls to access leadership positions is the key towards inclusion Women make up nearly 50% of the world’s population but only account for 22.8 % of national parliamentarians worldwide (according to a census carried out by UN Women). In essence, it is a denial of women’s rights which carries […]

Romaphobia: the last acceptable racism?
2018 March 5

Romaphobia: the last acceptable racism? Romaphobia is one of the last acceptable forms of racism. It is acceptable in as much as it is palatable or understandable given the overwhelmingly negative attitudes towards Roma across Europe. Recent research by the World Bank explored social exclusion and attitudes towards certain groups in society with Roma communities […]

WORKSHOP “ROMA WOMEN IN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: THE EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES AND IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE”
2018 February 28

WORKSHOP “ROMA WOMEN IN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: THE EXCHANGE OF BEST PRACTICES AND IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE” In February 26-27 , in Anykščiai a workshop for Roma women “Roma women in community leadership: the exchange of best practices and ideas for the future” was held. It was organized due to implementation of the project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms […]

Launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
2018 February 15

Launch of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 On Thursday 7 December, the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage was launched at the European Culture Forum in Milan, Italy. The European Year of Cultural Heritage will put the spotlight on Europe’s wealth of cultural heritage, showcasing its role in fostering a shared sense of […]

Workshop “Roma women in community leadership: the exchange of best practices and ideas for the future”
2018 February 8

Workshop “Roma women in community leadership: the exchange of best practices and ideas for the future” In February 26-27 , in Anykščiai a workshop for Roma women “Roma women in community leadership: the exchange of best practices and ideas for the future” will be held. It is organized due to implementation of the project “Lithuanian Roma […]

“Dikh he na Bister” Youth Event around Roma Holocaust Memorial Day
2018 February 5

“Dikh he na Bister” Youth Event around Roma Holocaust Memorial Day Around the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on 2 August 2018, there will be about 250 young Roma and non-Roma from across Europe in Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau in the unique youth event “Dikh he na bister” (Look and don’t forget). The Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative […]

Roma expert will visit Department of National Minorities
2018 January 18

Roma expert will visit Department of National Minorities In January 29, in Department of National Minorities a book for children on Roma holocaust will be presented. Not only an author of this book Natalia Gancaraz but an expert of Roma from Poland will take a part. Adam Bartosz – Polish ethnographer. In the years 1980-2012 he was the […]