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Moments from Kybartai ,,Rasos” school
2024 June 10

At the end of the school year, we share moments from Kybartai “Rasos” school, which is attended by a large part of the town’s Roma children. During this year, the children traveled a lot, played sports, both in education and in various competitions. We thank the project mediator Biruta Rusevičienė for supporting the children and […]

Rumina Bagdonavičiūtė- new Roma mediator in Vilnius
2024 January 22

Foto- D. Umbrasas, LRT Rumina Bagdonavičiūtė, a new Roma mediator, has been working in Vilnius for more than a month. You can find Rumina at the address of the Roma Society Center at T. Ševčenkos st. 16B. We wish Rumina success in her work and are happy to join the team of mediators of the […]

Empowering Roma youth
2023 October 30

Roma young people from Kybartai, together with their peers from Latvia, Estonia and Romania, participated in Erasmus+ training in Riga throughout the previous week. We thank our mediator Birute Rusevicienė for organizing a youth trip and the opportunity to chat with Roma from other countries!

Roma community from Suvalkija participated in the events in Trakai and Vilnius
2023 September 18

On  September 17 Project mediator Birutė Rusevičienė, who works in Marijampolė and Kybartai, organized an educational trip to TrakaiRoma from Suvalija participated at the vent in Trakai and Vilnius and Vilnius for the Roma community of the Suvalkija region and specialists working with Roma. In Vilnius, guests from Marijampolė, Prienai and Kybartė participated in the procession […]

Roma youth summer school ‘Sir džives Baltija 2023’ in Tallinn
2023 July 27

From the 19th to 22nd of July 2023, the Roma youth summer school “Sir džives Baltija 2023” was held in Tallinn, where young people from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland gathered. During the summer school, Roma youth studied the concept of “anti-gypsyism” and their personal experiences; visited the Roma Genocide Memorial in Kalevi-Liiva; improved their […]

‘Šukar Beauty’
2023 July 25

Birželį antakių ir blakstienų grožio kabinetą „Šukar Beauty“ atvėrusios romės Rumina ir Kristina, netrukus klientes pakvies užsukti ir pas plaukų meistrę. Ši grožio laboratorija jos įkūrėjoms ir visai romų bendruomenei – įrodymas, kad romai geba siekti karjeros ir kurti verslą. Beauty salon ‘Šukar Beauty’ were opened by Rumina and Kristina in June. They will soon […]

Roma mediator training in Riga
2023 July 24

On 14th – 15th of July 2023, the mediator training ‘Mediation Based on Conflict Solution’ took place in Riga (Latvia). The training was conducted by Evija Klave – the PhD of Social Sciences and certificated mediator.  

Roma youth education in Kaunas
2023 June 19

Implementing the project ‘Lithuanian Roma Platform – going local’ The Department of National minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania funded an education for Roma youth dedicated to the Holocaust’s commemoration. The education took place in Kaunas IX Fort museum.

Meeting with the center for Social Services in Jonava
2023 June 19

On the 7th of June, 2023 the representatives of the Department of National Minorities under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania together with the representatives of Roma Society Center visited the Jonava city where a meeting initiated by the center for Social Services took place. During the meeting the challenges of Social Services’ provision […]

Study visit to Heidelberg
2023 June 3

From the 29th of May to 1st of June 2023 a study visit to Heidelberg (Germany) organized by the project ‘Lithuanian Roma Platform – going local’ (part 5) took place. The main topic of the visit – the fight against anti-gypsyism. During the visit, meetings with the representatives of The Central Council of German Sinti […]

Roma mediator’s training in Estonia
2023 May 29

On 27th– 28th   of May 2023, in the Parnu city in Estonia, the training of Roma mediators ‘Effective communication and conflict resolution’ aimed at confliuct prevention and time management took place. The training was conducted by Natalia Zorina, Psychology PhD and lecturer at the University of Tartu. Mediators and Roma activists were participating in the […]

Baltic Roma women training in Ryga
2023 May 8

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
2023 May 2

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’
2023 April 17

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
2023 April 6

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
2023 February 27

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
2023 February 6

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
2023 January 30

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
2023 January 12

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