Conference: Roma in the past and today
Dates: 25-28 February 2018
Venue: Skopje, FYROM
Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Albania, Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 31st January 2018
In many totalitarian countries minorities were not considered of the perfect race, or did not fit into the ideology of the totalitarian societies. The Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race and in October 1939 all Roma were ordered to be sent to concentration camps.
During this period, Roma were subjected to genocide and totally denied of their civil rights. All these years, it was not spoken much about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the World War II. Discrimination against them and violation of their rights are still prevalent in today’s Europe.
The conference is envisaged to give introduction to the Roma Holocaust and HRE topic. The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques.
Profile of the Participants
Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.
Participants must also:
• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country
• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants
• be aged 18 +
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
• be able to work in English
• be resident in one of the European countries, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs.
Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:
– Western Europe max. 250 Euro,
– Central and Eastern Europe max 200 €;
– Albania, Serbia; Bosnia and Herzegovina: return bus ticket price
Cheaper tickets will be one of the criteria in selection process. For questions contact the organizers.
The accommodation is going to be in WIP Hotel in Skopje – city center, FYROM
There is no participation fee.