PAL NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2017

NEWSLETTER     DECEMBER 2017                                                                                                                                                                           

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

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Best wishes from PAL staff!

This is the last Newsletter of PAL Project, aimed at summarizing the main achievement of these 2 years.

PAL experience will continue with PAL Network…

Keep in touch!

PAL PROJECT

PAL SUCCESS STORIES

Not only poverty, unemployment, discrimination. PAL partners detected more than 40 stories of Roma people who achieved their goals through manual skills, intellectual capabilities, family and group support, physical effort provision, informal education centered on success, etc.

PAL WEB SITE – Success stories

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

PAL NETWORK

European network for fighting discrimination and integration in education and employment of vulnerable groups (Roma people, Gypsies, Travellers).

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LOCAL NEWS

Thessaloniki: Opening of a new Community Center with a Roma Branch

11.12.2017 The opening of the new social structure of the Municipality of Ambelokipoi-Menemeni,  the Community Center,  took place with the Romani Branch. The Community Center runs from Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 16:00 and has three main axes: Reception -Information – Support for citizens; Collaboration with Services and Structures; Provision of Services aimed at improving the standard of living and ensuring the social integration of the beneficiaries.

More info

ARTICLES

TRUST, the key ingredient for inclusion

“The primary goal allowed the communities to begin to talk with each other, rather than at each other, fostering honest communications that would eventually lead to trust. The most important finding in this exercise was that trust is the key element for inclusion”.

“As depicted in both EU Law and the European Convention on Human Rights, the Roma community is protected as an ethnic minority. Under both legal systems, the burden of proof, once a prima facie case of discrimination is established, lies with the respondent.

Specifically, within the context of education and its case law, the Court has condemned national segregational practices which consisted of segregation through misdiagnosis due to unsuitable entrance examinations, segregation within the school through creating Roma-only classes, and voluntary segregation through white flight. (…)

While case law has been able to address these incidents within the area of education, there is no relevant case law regarding employment. This is a result of the fact there is an unwillingness on the victims of discrimination to report alleged infringements and lack of confidence in the legal system set out by the Racial Equality Directive and its respective effectiveness.

Adding to this is the fact that there is a systematic risk of unimplemented or ineffectively implemented rulings. The underlying social tensions are a pertinent problem, as coping with ingrained prejudices and reservations, with traditional legal instruments being stretched to their limits. All of this culminates in a uniformly recognized lack of trust on both sides.

To address these challenges, the SRDA offered a programme for training and awareness. All the major components of the SRDA training were made part of the practical framework of work-throughs that reinforce the concepts of acceptance and trust, recognizing and appreciating one’s strengths and weaknesses as well as cultural sensitivity in fostering better communication and trust. (…)

The goal of the training programme is to take the next step to our final objective of a climate of acceptance and trust where by equality and the rights of persons that are enshrined in the Treaty, the Charter and International Human Rights conventions are promoted and protected.”

by Dr Arthur Pober, Vice-President SRDA

PAL NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017

 

 

NEWSLETTER  November 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

PAL PROJECT

PAL project manager, Valere Awouters, participated at 2 important European meetings. The European Platform for Roma inclusion is an important forum for concerted actions of all relevant stakeholders for the economic and social inclusion of Roma people in Europe. The Platform contributes to making both European and national policies more sensitive to Roma needs, #RomaEU.

The second event was the Working Roma project. During this meeting an official decision was made: all the partners of the Working Roma project applied and been accepted as part of the PAL network.

 

PAL SUCCESS STORIES

Not only poverty, unemployment, discrimination. PAL partners detected more than 40 stories of Roma people who achieved their goals through manual skills, intellectual capabilities, family and group support, physical effort provision, informal education centered on success, etc.

PAL WEB SITE – Success stories

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.

Go to the petition

Call to action: Bring children together for diversity

On the 10th anniversary of the landmark judgment: on 13rd November 2007, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the children had suffered discrimination in education, banned under international and European law.

In addition to the legal obligations of States to implement European equality law and the international human rights treaties to which they are parties, the “no one left behind” spirit of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda provides a compelling impetus for a renewed commitment to bring children together for inclusive education.

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Addressing the challenges Roma women face

The sixth International Roma Women’s Conference took place from 6 to 7 November at the Council of Europe.

It focused on the challenges and barriers of political representation and participation of Roma and Traveller women. The Agency presented selected research findings on the persistent gender gap and examples of Roma women empowerment drawing from its work on Local engagement for Roma Inclusion.

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CAHROM study visit on the topic of forced marriage

25.11.2017 On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Roma and Travellers Team of the Council of Europe is pleased to announce that a study visit of experts from Albania, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Romania will be organised in London on 7-8 December 2017 in co-operation with the British Government on the topic of forced marriage. Discussion on child and/or forced marriage within Roma communities, which will be an opportunity to take stock of developments and follow-up to a CAHROM thematic visit on child and/or forced marriage within Roma communities which  took place in Romania in April 2015 and of an international “Seminar on forms of violence against Roma and Traveller women and girls” which took place Strasbourg, France, in December 2016.

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Supporting Roma feminism in Spain

18.11.2017 The first Congress of Roma feminism in Madrid was attended by Roma women and men from different parts of Spain, and was organised by an organisation of young Roma feminists with the support of the Madrid City Council, the Open Society and FRA. The Agency has been supporting, as part of its Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion project, the preparation of the congress and previous meetings with Roma women in different cities across Spain. The project in Spain focused on gender equality and included the development of several videos on gender-based violence and women’s rights.

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Roma recognized as a National Minority in Albania

13.11.2017 Roma in Albania are officially recognized as a national minority according to law No.96/2017 on the “Protection of National Minorities in the Republic of Albania”, which was adopted on 13 October 2017 by the Albanian parliament.

This new formal recognition marks a very important achievement for Roma in Albania, granting them rights guaranteed by this law, which raises the level of their protection in comparison to their previous legal status as ethno-linguistic minority.

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Students in a Role Diplomat

The 2nd Pan-Hellenic Student Simulation of UN Human Rights Committees entitled “Students in a Role Diplomat” will be held from 15 to 17 December 2017 in Thessaloniki, at the premises provided by the Mandoulides Educators.

The event is organized by the social enterprise “ROI” for educational, social and charitable purposes.

More info

 

Romani Identities, Histories and Ethnicity

CEU Romani Studies Program is organizing an Open Lecture in the Identity and Leadership Series by Dr. Adrian Marsh, Researcher in Romani Studies, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey. The lecture will take place in Budapest on 4 December.

The lecture will examine the differing identities adopted by Romani and Traveller communities, particularly those groups outside of the ‘usual’ purview of European Romani scholarship and activism – the Romani and Traveller communities in Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt and the Middle East on the one hand, and those in the British Isles and Scandinavia, on the other.

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Push Education Training IN ROMANIA

6-10.11.2017 The activities, implemented by AHEAD Association, took place in a poor community located in the Zarnesti area, Brasov County. These activities had as beneficiaries 100 mothers and 100 children aged 7-13 years old.

Activities for mothers included the following topics: The Second Chance Program – Presentation of the curriculum of the Program, explanations of adaptability at the learner level, presentation of information about the institution that runs the Second Chance Program in their home area. Good practices – Motivational exposition and presentation of success story: Damian Draghici, Banel Nicolita and Nuti Maria.  Activities for children included: Visiting a zoo and Psycho-educational activities that have the following purposes: developing personal identity, stimulating decision-making and character development, developing language and stimulating communication.

PAL Newsletter OCTOBER 2017

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER                                                                                                                                            October 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), 5th-6th October 2017.

Municipality of Reggio Emilia, supported by E35 Foundation, hosted the press conference within the Town Hall, with more than 45 partners from 9 countries. The Mayor of Reggio Emilia and the Deputy Mayor participated to the conference.

More details will be available on PAL web site

LOCAL NEWS

4TH TRAINING EVENT IN ROME FOR ROMA YOUTH

21.10.2017 Consorzio Innopolis organised its 4th training event for Roma youth. More than 20 Roma youngsters participated in the training event, focusing on the issues of employability and self-entrepreneurship.

EPHA’s Response to EU Evaluation of the National Roma Integration Stategies

28.10.2017 Last 19th July 2017, the European Commission published the Public Consultation on the Evaluation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS) up to 2020, for the external evaluation of the EU NRIS, which ended on 25th October.

As a follow up, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) pulled together an ad-hoc coalition of Roma and pro-Roma stakeholders, and engaged with Roma at local and community level. NGOs being part of this process collectively contributed to the public consultation from a Roma Health and Early Childhood Development perspective.

Read more

ARTICLES

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.

Go to the petition

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

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

 

 

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.

Read more

 

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.

Go to the petition

 

 

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.

Read more

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.”

https://www.change.org/p/european-commission-employ-me-help-to-speed-up-roma-social-inclusion?recruiter=746074249&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive&utm_term=petition_signer_receipt

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 
Watch the promotional video

 

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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