PAL Newsletter September 2017

                                                                       

NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                                SEPTEMBER 2017                                                                                                                                                                                   

“Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU” (PAL) JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115

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EVENTS

 

PAL PROJECT FINAL EVENT

Reggio Emilia (Italy), 4th-6th October 2017. More details will be available on PAL web site

 

 

LOCAL NEWS

 Actions of 5 million euros from the new NSRF for the Roma of the central Macedonia

A meeting was held in the Region of Central Macedonia to specialize the actions to be funded by the new NSRF (CSF 2014-2020) for the regions hosting the most important Roma communities in Central Macedonia (Greece).

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The Unitut project in Hungary

‘Unitut – The missing mentor’ project launched a youtube channel containing helpful information related to education. The project aims to provide Roma students with help to enroll higher education.

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YouTube

 

“JEWS AND ROMA” SHOW BY MONI OVADIA

Moni Ovadia is a famous Bulgarian-italian artist, musician, actor and playwright. He is of Jewish origins and he’s currently playing around the Italy his new show: Without borders: Jews and Roma. “In the past centuries Jews and Roma shared the same fate: two people condemned to extermination”

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ARTICLES

4th dialogue meeting, CoE

Strasburg (France), 18-19 September 2017. The meeting, organized by the Council of Europe, will concentrate on the issue of Roma Youth Employment and Vocational Education and Training  and address ways to ensure a bridge between education and employment for young Roma and Travellers.

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PAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEOs

How much do you know about the largest minority in Europe? 6 million live in the EU. Most of them are EU citizens.

PAL Project what we do?

Project PAL – The colors of Europe

 

Employ ME! PETITION

Help to speed up Roma social inclusion. We want to support Roma youth participation at different levels, by gathering qualitative data about approaches and practices of Roma youth and supporting initiatives where Roma participation is key to long-term change.

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PAL Newsletter 08 2017

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER   AUGUST 2017                                                                                                                                                                                      

“Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU” (PAL)                        JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115

http://projectpal.eu/                                                                                                       palproject2016@gmail.com

EVENTS

 

 

    PAL PROJECT FINAL EVENT

Reggio Emilia (Italy), 4th-6th October 2017. More details will be available on PAL web site

4th dialogue meeting, CoE

Strasburg (France), 18-19 September 2017. The meeting, organized by the Council of Europe, will concentrate on the issue of Roma Youth Employment and Vocational Education and Training and address ways to ensure a bridge between education and employment for young Roma and Travellers.

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LOCAL NEWS

Contemporary Roma art: ‘Feather Picking’ a play presented by The Independent Theater Hungary

The play ’Feather Picking’ is based on many legal cases and personal stories and highlights the reality and also the anomalies of the Roma integration, which is rarely discussed in the public discourse and almost never appears in literature.

Watch the motion picture based on the play.

Roma women in Italy fight for their rights

“Change can start from us”. These words were told by a young Roma Italian woman who explains the situation of Roma people in Italy rises up against new and old forms of discrimination in job, education and social services.

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Mapping Greek Roma settlements

Over 130 registered Roma settlements provide information on the entire population surveyed. In addition to geographic data and mapping, information is provided on characteristics of housing shells, population data by sex and age, the economic situation of the settlements and on the employment sectors of the residents. Finally, data on accessibility to education and health infrastructures received by Roma citizens are recorded.

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Greek Government measures for Roma

The Minister of Education announced that:

In schools attending Roma, the number of pupils per room will be reduced to 15 out of 25; There will be a social worker whose exclusive role will be the mediation between school and family; In order to address the problem of poor monitoring by Roma students it will be mandatory to attend the all-day school for Roma children; Parents’ school will be compulsory; Change in legal status as regards the possibility for Roma pupils who receive a high school certificate to be admitted to certain academic departments without examinations.

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PAL TRAINING EVENTS IN GREECE

ANATOLIKI SA within the project PAL implemented Roma Enforcement Events with the participation of many Roma and social service officers of the municipalities of Ambelokipi-Menemeni and Delta, Roma mediators, members of Roma associations and associations, NGO executives and government & private sector agencies providing services to Roma in West Thessaloniki.

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EVALUATION of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020

The European Commission will publish a summary of the replies after the end of the consultation period (25th Oct).

The aim of the consultation is to collect stakeholders’ views on the achievements and challenges faced during the seven years of implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020. More specifically, the aim is gathering views on European and national policy, legal and funding instruments that have been mobilised to fight discrimination and promote the inclusion of Roma.
Link to the official web site

PAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

How much do you know about the largest minority in Europe? 6 million live in the EU. Most of them are EU citizens.

Watch the promotional video

Employ ME! PETITION

Help to speed up Roma social inclusion. We want to support Roma youth participation at different levels, by gathering qualitative data about approaches and practices of Roma youth and supporting initiatives where Roma participation is key to long-term change.

Go to the petition

Show your support for PAL project by signing this petition

Show your support for PAL project by signing this petition. Please, pass it on to others, thank you!

“The project PAL is aiming to develop a comprehensive approach and endorse a number of goals in education, employment in order to speed up Roma Integration and support the implementation of national Roma inclusion strategies and the Council Recommendation of Roma Integration.”

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PAL Newsletter June – 2017

EVENTS

PAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

How much do you know about the largest minority in Europe? 6 million live in the EU. Most of them are EU citizens.

Watch the promotional video

“Inclusive Education for Roma Youth” TRAINING COURSE

5-15 August 2017. Craiova , Romania. The course will prepare a group of trainers who will learn how to run complementary activities in schools with Roma pupils so to raise attractiveness of school at such a level of being able to multiply it in their own realities.

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LOCAL EVENTS

 

CONNECTING ROMA PEOPLE WITH BUSINESS SECTOR

23/06/2017. Consorzio Innopolis organized the third and last training event open to Roma youth to implement their employability opportunities. Participants were told how to draw up a CV, how to manage a job interview, how to look for a job. After training session participants got the opportunity to carry out some job interviews with business (working in the field of touristic accommodation, catering and social research)

link to official web site

A teacher talks about his Roma students

“With their effort, they broke the “obvious“, what we all say and hear, that the Roma have a cultural incompatibility with the school”, says Angelos Hatzinikolaou, the teacher of the 5th Intercultural Elementary School of Menemeni (in Dendropotamos) referring to the education of 15 Roma adults, who will tomorrow hold their primary school leaving certificate.

Angelos Hatzinikolaou, modest and mediocre, despite having devoted his life to Roma education, says that “our society does not have to rely on inspired saviors”. He believes that a school is based on a set of people, the school community, made up of teachers, parents, children and society.

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GOOD ROMA’S AND NON ROMA’S PRACTICES OF COMMUNICATION  

The Guide was produced within the project “Development of the National Roma Platform for Consultation and Dialogue on Roma Issues”, implemented by the National Center for Social Solidarity with the co-financing of the EU (Program “Rights, Equality and Citizenship 2014-2020”).

The role of experiential education and experiential workshops as good practice of communication between Roma and non-Roma.

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TRAINING COURSES FOR ROMA YOUTH

22.06.2017 Informative events to support and enhance entrepreneurship. ANATOLIKI SA, in cooperation with the Inter-municipal Agency of Western Countryside of Thessaloniki “KEK Nefeli”, organized  empowerment Events entitled “Entrepreneurship & Employment” on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Sindos Conference Center of the Municipality of Delta (Alexandros Papagou 7, Sindos).

The subject of events is to inform Roma people about the skills needed and the first steps in starting a business.  Read more

SRDA 2nd PAL Roundtable, 12 June 2017, Brussels – BARRIERS TO LABOUR MARKET, IT IS A VICIOUS CIRCLE‘

12.06.2017 The 2nd Roundtable on ‘Barriers to Labour Market, It is a Vicious Circle’ was held in Brussels.

The Roundtable was organised by the Center for Social Responsibility in the Digital Age (SRDA) and brought together representatives from the European Commission (Directorate D/ Equality, DG JUST), representatives from the civil society (at national and European level such as ERIO, Equinet, EPLO), law students and professionals from the private sector (Specialist Regulatory Policy & Strategy, Legal consultants) as well as the SRDA founding members (Lawyer, PhD in Child Psychology, Educator and Educational Programme Manager).

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SRDA 2nd PAL Roundtable, 12 June 2017, Brussels

SRDA 2nd PAL Roundtable, 12 June 2017, Brussels – BARRIERS TO LABOUR MARKET, IT IS A VICIOUS CIRCLE‘

The 2nd Roundtable on ‘Barriers to Labour Market, It is a Vicious Circle’ was held in Brussels, on 12 June 2017. The event was funded by the Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme, the PAL project ‘Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU’ (PAL) JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115.

 

The Roundtable was organised by the Center for Social Responsibility in the Digital Age (SRDA), one of the project’s partners, and brought together representatives from the European Commission (Directorate D/ Equality, DG JUST), representatives from the civil society (at national and European level such as ERIO, Equinet, EPLO), law students and professionals from the private sector (Specialist Regulatory Policy & Strategy, Legal consultants) as well as the SRDA founding members (Lawyer, PhD in Child Psychology, Educator and Educational Programme Manager). In total, there were expected 15 participants– 3 of them cancelled their participation, before the meeting (an important note concerning the attendance and near future plan to cover over the the required audience, is mentioned at the end).

 The participants had the chance to elaborate on the topic ‘Barriers to Labour Market, It is a Vicious Circle’ during an animated group discussion which covered the aims of the Roundtable 1) to support the development of national strategies for Roma integration; 2) to support the employment of Roma community; 3) to discuss the existing labour market barriers and explore the ways to improve the integration of Roma population, in the EU.

The Roundtable participants looked not only at the various types of obstacles presented by the system in place, but also at the accomplishments and potential improvements, in relation to the Roma community, in European Union. There was a brief summary of related EU legal aspects, made by Spyros Pappas (SRDA), followed by a presentation by Marta Pinto (ERIO), and an engaging dialogue, where everyone had the chance to learn more about the opinions of the EC, represented by Johan ten Geuzendam. There were also valuable inputs made by Tamas Kadar (Equinet), who was the guest speaker at the 1st Roundtable in April, as well as interesting comments and information shared by Panos Gredis (EPLO), Matti Alderson (FireHorses Ltd), Dr Arthur Pober (SRDA), and the other guests.

 

 

The importance of dialogue and collaboration across the EU countries was stressed several times during the event, and everyone agreed.

Overall, it was a productive, interactive roundtable session, which SRDA will summarize and use as strategy for future endeavours, contribution related to the good progress and more concrete results, for the integration of Roma Community in the labour market. It will cover subjects in the field of education— education representing the foundation for the inclusion of a minority population in an existing system— also, employment and services (e.g. health) leading to a better quality of life, for the Roma population.

 Concluding note related to the attendance on 12 June, and SRDA’s near future plan to extend the number of participants, going beyond 20 people (the project’s required audience):

As a conclusion of SRDA’s internal analysis following the event, which showed that the fruitful group discussion had many beneficial elements, adding value to the project’s objectives, SRDA decided to repeat the 2nd Roundtable, sharing the same topics and dialogue (same agenda), in smaller groups. The results of the latter activities will be reported back to the PAL leadership after they cease— that is, before September. SRDA will provide: the Participants’ list, the Evaluation Report and the Results.

 

20-06-17, SRDA contribution to PAL (June) Newsletter

Irina Little

 

Barriers to Labour Market

On 12 June, SRDA will hold its 2nd Roundtable ‘BARRIERS TO LABOUR MARKET, IT IS A VICIOUS CIRCLE’ under the PAL project “Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU” JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115

Aim – To support the development of national strategies for Roma integration, to support the employment of Roma community and to discuss the existing labour market barriers and explore the ways to improve the integration of Roma population, in the EU.

Participants – PAL experts, representatives of public authorities and the EU institutions, as well as NGO stakeholders.

For those interested, please send an e-mail to the.srda@gmail.com with your contact info or send us a message on Facebook.

PAL NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

EVENTS

PAL STEERING COMMITTEE 

Valencia, May 31st – June 1st 2017.
The steering committee of PAL will be hosted by FLORIDA UNIVERSITÀRIA in Valencia, Spain. PAL partners will discuss about the project and coordinate their activities.
More info about PAL 
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LOCAL EVENTS

One-day training local event and fair event entitled “Personal Activation – Job Search Tips”, organised by ANATOLIKI SA within PAL Project on Friday, 16th June 2017 in Thessaloniki.

The event will be held in cooperation with the municipality of Ampelokipoi-Menemeni, Thessaloniki, where most Roma live. The purpose of this event is to enhance employment and bring unemployed Roma together with entrepreneurs, training organizations and specialized consultants to help Roma jobseekers by giving them knowledge and efforts to act more actively and successfully.  Programme (EL)

 

i° PUSH EMPLOYMENT TRAINING EVENT IN ROME

13/05/2017
Consorzio Innopolis organized the first Push Employment Training event open to Roma youngsters. Participants were told about the strategy and possibilities of business creation: how to prepare a business plan, what are the funding tools, market analysis and assessment of competition etc. Self-employment can be one of the tools for fostering social and working inclusion of Roma people.

link to official web site

 

Sinti MUSIC AT PHOTO festival 

05/05/2017. Four young Sinti performed on the inaugural weekend of the European Photography event in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Three photographers wanted gipsy music to inaugurate their exhibitions.

Sean, Sam, Sharon and Joey performed for over two hours in front of an enthusiastic audience, proud to show the “Gagi” their musical abilities and be happy to be protagonists of a very important event for the city they live in.

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FIRST ROUNDTABLE IN LARISSA-GREECE

12/05/2017. Institute of Psychosocial Development (Ι.Ψ.Α.) organised the 1st Roundtable “Information Network on Education & Employment of Roma people in the Region of Thessaly”. Public sectors and experts with a thorough experience in Roma issues participated, sharing with us their scientific knowledge and professional practices.

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ARTICLES

HOW TO IMPROVE LOCAL ROMA INCLUSION

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published a report describing general trends on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to boosting Roma inclusion. The results were outlined during a stocktaking event on Roma integration efforts on 28 March in Brussels.

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MORTAL ARSON AT ROMA SETTLEMENT IN ROME

10/05/2017 Three Roma sisters (a young Roma woman and two children) died in an arson that burnt the camper where they lived with their family. It is still unknown if it’s a case of racism or not, but surely this fact increases the urgency of a full social inclusion of Roma people.

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“Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU” (PAL), JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115

EVENTS


“EMPLOY ME” INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Diepenbeek, April 4th – 5th 2017. The awareness raising event “Employ me!” has been held last 4th and 5th of April 2017 in Diepenbeek, Belgium. The main topics were: Employment rights for Romani people, Employment and economic alternatives for Roma in EU, Social entrepreneurship, IT sector for economic alternatives for Roma, Microcredit and other experiences of Roma support centers.

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PAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
The first promotional video is on line! “PAL Project: what we do?” illustrates goals, partners and actions included in Pal project.
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JOIN PAL NETWORK!
We are aiming to develop a comprehensive approach and endorse a number of goals in education, employment in order to speed up Roma Integration. The project is running for second year now in 11 EU countries with impact on over of 2,000 Roma people and about 440 trainers and mediators.
We will be very happy to cooperate with your organization further in the actions that we are aiming to organize this year including training workshops, seminars and roundtables. In case that you are interested,  please contact us directly or subscribe our newsletter from the opening page of the project here.
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LOCAL EVENTS

MARRY WHEN YOU ARE READY
On 10th and 11th April 2017 the House of International Associations in Bruxelles hosted the presentation of the Red Notebook of the Marry When You Are Ready European Project, aimed at contributing to policy-making and social programming that addresses the needs of Roma communities. Specifically, it offers insight and indicative efidence from the project’s community work on the issue of early marriage.
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“PORRAJMOS” CELEBRATION IN ROME
On 08 April 2017 Consorzio Innopolis staff attended the Porrajmos event organized by Associazione New Romalen and Circolo Arci Arcobaleno to remember the massacre of Roma people under Nazi regime and to compare old and new discriminations.
Promotional material of PAL project were distributed and Innopolis staff answered to questions put by participants and announced project next activities (training for Roma people).


INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY IN GREECE
The Panhellenic Federation of Greek Roma “Ellanios Suffering”, in cooperation with the State Secretariat of Macedonia and Thrace, Region of Western Macedonia and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, organized a special cultural event for the International Day of Roma, held on April 8, 2017 in the White Tower Square Thessaloniki, sending a message of unity and dignity.
The April 8th is a day of celebration for Roma around the world, with events, marches and gatherings, at least 150 cities in the world, in memory of the First World Congress, held in London on April 8th, 1971 and laid the basis for claiming of their rights by the international community.


DIVERSITY IS AN ADVANTAGE!
Microsoft made their business by systematically taking into account ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, disabilities and parenthood during the employment process. Basically, everything that our employers would consider problematic.
In Diepenbeek, Belgium, on 4 and 5 April 2017, Tereza Beránkova from the Czech Republic presented the certificate Ethnic Friendly Employer.
The project is a reaction to existing discrimination of ethnic minorities in the Czech Republic, especially, but not only, Roma.  The certificate is trying to break the vicious circle of poverty, to address the employers, their customers and demotivated jobseekers.
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OPINIONS ON POSITIVE ACTION
The first institutional roundtable on the topic of ‘Opinions on Positive Action’ took place on 3 April 2017 in Brussels. The roundtable was funded with the support of the Rights Equality and Citizenship Programme in collaboration with SRDA and the PAL project. The roundtable brought together representatives from the European Commission (coming from DG JUST, DG DEVCO, SG, DG COMP, DG SANTE), the European External action Service, representatives from civil society (NGOs at the national and European level such as Equinet, ERGO network, Eurodiakonia, Rom en Rom, Cmgv and PAL network members) and professionals from the private sector. In total there were 21 participants.
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ROUNDTABLE IN LARISSA-GREECE
24/04/2017. Institute of Psychosocial Development (Ι.Ψ.Α.) will organise the 1st Roundtable “Information Network on Education &
Employment of Roma people in the Region of Thessaly” on 24/04/2014. Public sectors and experts with a thorough experience in Roma issues will participate, sharing with us their scientific knowledge and professional practices.
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ARTICLES

RESTRICTED ACADEMIC FREEDOM FOR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES IN HUNGARY
On April 4, 2017 the Hungarian Parliament passed amendments to Hungary’s law on national higher education designed to force the closure of the Central European University (CEU), one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Europe. Among others, CEU hosts the Roma Access Program, a program dedicated to supporting promising Roma students to realize their full academic and professional potential. Over the past 11 years, the flagship Roma Access Programs prepared more than 250 outstanding Roma students to serve as role models for Roma communities and as integration leaders.”
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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE ROMA IN THE MEDIA
A two-year long national research project has been implemented by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre for Social Sciences Institute for Sociology investigating the representation of the Roma in the Media between 1988 and 2015. The closure event of the project takes place on 28 April. The effects of the migration crisis, the role of social media in political mobilization and other current problems will be discussed during the conference.
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ABOUT ROMA INTEGRATION IN ITALY
Fondazione Leone Moressa analyses data and policies about Roma integration in Italy. The article, published in the demographic website Neodemos, observes how the Italian debate is still focused on housing and emergency, without an adequate attention on integration.
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Conference of Awareness Raising Campaign Employ me 4 & 5 April 2017 Diepenbeek (Belgium)

The exchange of experience conference – ‘Employ me’ will be held from April 4th to April 5th 2017 in Diepenbeek, Belgium. Participants from 9 countries of EU (Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Greece, France, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Belgium) will present good practices in Roma employment.

 

In the framework of the PAL European project (cofounded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union), on 4 and 5 April 2017 the Conference of Awareness Raising Campaign Employ me will be held in Diepenbeek (Belgium).

The campaign aims at informing and raising awareness among relevant stakeholders and Roma people on the importance of increasing employment possibilities in Europe and ensuring equal opportunities for Roma people; a better understanding and improved awareness will help to advocate for the rights of Roma in the labour market (paying special attention to youngsters) and will help professionals, stakeholders and Roma to reduce vulnerability, speed up Roma social inclusion and support the implementation of inclusion strategies at different levels

The Conference will be an opportunity for exchanging experiences and best practices among project partners and professionals who are active in the field of employment of Roma people. We believe that the conference will be the best opportunity to create a common space where professionals and experts can work and develop collaborations and share experiences in Roma employment.

Some of the topics which will be discussed are:

  1. Employment rights for Romani people
  2. Employment and economic alternatives for Roma in EU
  3. Social entrepreneurship
  4. IT sector for economic alternatives for Roma
  5. Microcredit and other experiences of Roma support centers

Best practices recognized by project partners will be presented and discussed.

Participation at the conference is free of charge, but registration is needed.

You can proceed with your registration HERE.

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We fight the unemployment of Roma and Gypsies in Europe. The Roma are Europe’s largest ethnic minority, representing 10-12 million people. They are also the most impoverished and excluded minority in Europe, with roughly 90% of Roma having an income below the national poverty level in their country, and less than one in three Roma being in paid employment in 2011.

Roma have faced persecution in Europe since the Middle Ages, and still experience widespread discrimination today. In 2005, a group of 12 European countries (from both inside and outside the European Union) launched an initiative called the ‘Decade of Roma Inclusion‘ in an effort to improve the situation. 2015 is the last year of the initiative, and it’s difficult to say that the decade has been a success.

Equal and full access to employment is key to furthering social inclusion and combating poverty. Employment is not only a source of income that determines material well‑being, it also builds human capital and shapes survival strategies, relationships between groups and across societies. Just as poverty is not only about money, employment is not only about jobs. This is why the Europe 2020 strategy so prominently reflects both poverty and employment.

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“Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU” (PAL), JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115 March 2017

“EMPLOY ME” INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Diepenbeek, April 4th – 5th 2017.
The awareness raising event “Employ me!” will be organized next  4th and 5th of April 2017 in Diepenbeek, Belgium. Some of the topics will be: Employment rights for Romani people, Employment and economic alternatives for Roma in EU, Social entrepreneurship, IT sector for economic alternatives for Roma, Microcredit and other experiences of Roma support centers.
More info

PAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
The first promotional video is on line! “PAL Project: what we do?” illustrates goals, partners and actions included in Pal project.
Watch the video
LOCAL EVENTS

TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN ITALY

24th and 28th February. Treviso, Italy. Training of trainers implemented in Treviso, addressed to professionals dealing with social and school inclusion of Roma people. 20 participants attended each meeting. Following a participatory approach, the following topics have been deepened: Formulation of thematic and personal plans; Methods for use in monitoring children development; Significance of play and learning in pre-school level; Strategies for effective communication with families; Legal protection of children; Learning problems social, emotional and behavior problems; Training of Roma partners and families.

 


 


The Image of the Roma in Art History

An exciting international conference, will be held in Budapest, Hungary on 3-4 April.
It aims at discussing the image of the Roma in the history of art, in order to yield an overview from the earliest identified depiction of the Roma to the twentieth century. The panels of the conference on the 19th and 20th century put a special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe.
The conference is organised by the Goethe-Institut Budapest, the Visual Art Section of RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma, the Research Group of Critical Theories at the Institute of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the European Roma Cultural Foundation.
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Information Day and Round Table on the Social Economy of Roma in Belgium

3rd March 2017. SRDA participated in the ‘Information Day and Round Table on the Social Economy of Roma in Belgium’ event held in Brussels, hosted by ERIO (European Roma Information Office) with the purpose of presenting the SerCo project (Social Entrepreneurship for Roma Communities) and explore the topic of Social Economy for Roma people in Belgium.
The SerCo Project is a project financed by the European Union under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme to address the problem of social and economic inclusion of Roma communities in the member states. This two-year project is a partnership of eight partners covering six European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain. The project’s main objective is to streamline Roma social entrepreneurship creation in the National Roma Integration Strategies, as recommended by the European Commission.
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EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOP & REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROMA ISSUES in THESSALONIKI
An experiential – interactive type Workshop entitled “Diversity as a source of knowledge” will be held on March 30 in Thessaloniki, to strengthen coexistence and acceptance between Roma communities and non-Roma, through the creation of communication channels and the exchange of good practices.
In addition, a Regional Conference for the social inclusion of Roma will take place on Friday March 31 in Thessaloniki. Both  actions are part of the project «Development of the National Roma Platform for consultation and dialogue exchange of the Greek NRCP», implemented by the National Centre for Social solidarity with EU co-financing (program “Rights, Equality and Citizenship 2014-2020”).
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I AM ROMA. HUG ME
A fashionable 18 y.o. boy standing in the center of Turin in the bustle of the Saturday shopping. With the notice “I am Roma. Hug me!”. It is a social experiment conceived by Martina Steinwurzel, from the social cooperative Babel, to break down the prejudice and stigma.
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ARTICLES


ROMA IN ROME: WHO THEY ARE?

20/03/2017. Results of census of Roma people in the Capital of Italy: a total of 4,500 people living scattered in 7 official camps and 11 non official camps. Integration problems still remain: difficulties of cohabitation, high school drop-out and low rate of employment
link to official web site



Again on Roma exclusion in Italy.

Journalistic investigation on living condition of Roma people in Castel Romano, Rome. More than 800 people, living without services and facilities. Forgotten by the several administrations that ruled Rome.
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