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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 […]

European Roma Rights Centre receives Raoul Wallenberg Prize for combating racism, rights abuse
2018 January 18

European Roma Rights Centre receives Raoul Wallenberg Prize for combating racism, rights abuse The Budapest-based organisation European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) has received today the Raoul Wallenberg Prize of the Council of Europe for successfully challenging discrimination, anti-Romani racism and rights abuses of Roma through innovative litigation, evidence based research and policy development. On this day in […]

New Roma organization
2018 January 16

New Roma organization This year in Panevėžys new Roma organization was established. Its director and initiator is Elena Aleksandravičiūtė who also takes part in the project “Lithuanian Roma Platforms – Going Local” as a Roma community coordinator. This organization – “St. Francis’ Roma from Aukštaitija region” centre (Šv. Pranciškaus Aukštaitijos romų” centras) is established to […]

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture
2018 January 11

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e.V. (ERIAC) is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe, the Open Society Foundations, and the Roma Leaders’ initiative – the Alliance for the European Roma Institute. ERIAC is an association registered under German law on June 7, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. ERIAC exists to increase […]

Lectures for Roma boys and girls
2018 January 10

Lectures for Roma boys and girls In December, Children Day Care Centre of Panevėžys organized individual and group meetings and lectures on sexual life for Roma boys and girls. Its aim was to help Roma teenagers gain a knowledge about their physiological, psychological changes and help to prepare for the family life. Lectures and meetings were […]

A new association for Roma women was established
2017 December 21

A new association for Roma women was established „Roma women from Baltic region“ association was established in 5 December 2017. The initiative to establish the organization was born in Lithuania, when the Council of Europe and Roma communities organized training sessions for young Roma people in November, 2017. During the training, it became clear that […]

Conference-discussion on Roma students’ inclusion
2017 December 12

Conference-discussion on Roma students’ inclusion The event will take place on December 13 in Vilnius, hotel “Panorama” (Sodu str. 14). How a school child welfare commission can contribute in creating a safer and more favourable educational environment for Roma children? What municipalities can do to improve the situation, and how important this area of inter-institutional cooperation? […]

Final event of educational project “Cultural circle”
2017 December 12

Educational project “Cultural circle” and the final event will be held in December 13, Kėdainiai Multicultural centre (Senoji rinka 12, Kėdainiai). The work will take place in the project presentations, and performances of the participants, acknowledgements and serving. The project initiated by the Ministry of education and science, organizes and carries out the Lithuanian students […]

The event, dedicated to Roma history, traditions and Roma holocaust commemoration
2017 December 1

The event, dedicated to Roma history, traditions and Roma holocaust commemoration Roma cultural centre, in the implementation of the history of the Roma Memorial Project “Living memory”, on 8 December, 2pm calls to the event, dedicated to Roma history, culture, and traditions as well as to commemorate Roma holocaust in Europe. Lecturer: Dr. Normunds Rudevics, IRU (International […]

Conference “The Genocide of European Roma, 1939-1945”
2017 November 27

Conference “The Genocide of European Roma, 1939-1945” On 28 November, “The Lithuanian Genocide and Resistance Research Centre” organize a conference “The Genocide of European Roma, 1939-1945” which will be held in memorial park complex of Tuskulenai, Vilnius. In Conference presentations will be read by dr. Arunas Bubnys, Emmanuel Filhol (France), Damjan Hančič (Slovenia), Hanna Abakunova (Great […]