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ERRC: Geuzenpenning Award

13 May 2001

Today, March 13, 2001, in recognition of its contribution to "the preservation and promotion of democracy and the enhancement of the vigilance against all forms of dictatorship, discrimination and racism", the Geuzenpenning (the Geuzen medal of honour) has been presented to the European Roma Rights Center (ERRC). The award is given annually in remembrance of the fifteen members of the Dutch resistance group "Geuzen", who on March 13, 1941, were executed by the German occupying forces. The ERRC is proud to join the ranks of the distinguished organisations to have received the award to date:

  • Amnesty International
  • The Stichting Februari 1941
  • The Anne Frank Foundation
  • Medecins sans Frontieres
  • The Turkish Human Rights Association.

The Geuzenpenning was presented to ERRC representatives Eva Orsos (Co-Chair of the Board of Directors) and Dimitrina Petrova (Executive Director) by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of Netherlands during a ceremony in the Grote Kerk church in Vlaardingen.

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Families Divided: Romani and Egyptian Children in Albanian Institutions

21 November 2017

There’s a high percentage of Romani and Egyptian children in children’s homes in Albania – a disproportionate number. These children are often put into institutions because of poverty, and then find it impossible ever to return to their families. Because of centuries of discrimination Roma and Egyptians in Albania are less likely to live in adequate housing, less likely to be employed and more likely to feel the effects of extreme poverty.

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Cause of Action: Romani Children in State Care in Nógrád County (Hungary)

20 November 2017

The data showed that Romani children are grossly overrepresented in the care system in Nógrád County: although they make up under 20% of the county’s population, Romani children make up over 80% of those in care. The data showed a strong correlation between deep poverty, severe deprivation, and the entry of children into the care system.

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Roma Belong - Discrimination, Statelessness and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

26 October 2017

The #RomaBelong project is a joint initiative by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with partner organisations in Albania ...

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