Baltic Roma women training in Ryga

On the 5th-6th of May 2023, the Baltic Roma women training in Ryga occurred. Two days training were devoted to the development of women’s competence and creation of the new networks for cooperation. In the trainings Lithuania was represented by Božena Karvelienė – a chairwoman of ‘Roma Integration House‘

Weekend camp for Roma girls

The moments from the Roma girl’s weekend camps which occurred on the April 21-23 and was held for the first time. The main topic of the camp was the feelings which are often unrecognizable, and which are not courageous to express and to share. During the three sunny days, a safe environment had been created […]

‘Roma women integration – towards the professional development’

On 13th-14th of April 2023, during the implementation of the project ‚Lithuanian Roma Platform – going local (part V)‘ the training for Roma women and representatives of organizations working with Roma community were organized. The event took place in Druskininkai. The main topics of the training: the basics of conducting the individual activity, the income […]

Discussion dedicated to International Roma Day

On the 5th of April 2023, The Department of National Minorities held a discussion dedicated to the International Roma Day. The topic of the discussion was ‘Roma identity – is it important while Roma inclusion documents is being prepared?’ The Roma community members, the scientists and the representatives of state institutions were among the participants […]

Roma education in Vilnius

On February 16, 2023, in commemoration of the 105th anniversary of the restoration of the State of Lithuania, an educational trip to Vilnius for Roma families with children and the teachers from Marijampolė city occurred. The education’s goal was to get acquainted with Roma traditions, food and culture. During the educational trip, the historical places […]

Highlights from the Roma song concert

Highlights from the Roma song concert dedicated to commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day which occurred on the 26th of January 2023 in Šiauliai city.

Meetings with Šiauliai City Municipality and Žagarė Eldership

On the 26th – 27th of January, 2023, the meetings with Šiauliai city Municipality and Žagarė Eldership occurred. According to the population census of the year 2021, there is around 70 Roma citizens living in Šiauliai. During the meeting with Šiauliai City Municipality it became clear that Roma community members are quite well integrated into […]

Roma song concert in Šiauliai

On the 26th of January 2023 in Šiauliai city the Roma song concert is going to happen in order to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Entrance to the concert is free. We are inviting and welcome everyone who would like to join! #weremember

2-day training together with the Lithuanian Roma and Jewish communities is coming

The Lithuanian Jewish community, “Help to Fit” (Padėk pritapti) and the Lithuanian Human Rights Center invite Lithuanian teachers, educators, and youth workers to a 2-day experience trip together with the Lithuanian Roma and Jewish communities! The two-day sessions are aimed at getting to know the traditions and customs of the communities living nearby, denying many […]

In the restaurant of Ištvan Kvik – an exhibition about world-famous celebrities with Roma roots

Did you know what Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and many other world-famous celebrities have in common? All of them had Roma roots. Among them are even Mother Teresa and Pablo Picasso. The only exhibition of this kind in Lithuania was opened in the restaurant of the well-known singer and Roma community member Ištvan Kvik “Gypsy […]