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Past Events

ERRC Roma Rights Journal Workshop on Roma Migration – Western Balkans and the EU Visa Liberalisation Dialogue, 2013

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27-29 November 2013
Venue: Belgrade, Serbia
Participants: Activists and researchers working in areas related to migration and the Western Balkans
Funder: ERRC core donors, including SIDA
Purpose: To map the approaches of individual actors – governments of the country of origin and the receiving country, migrants, migrants’ families, civil society, Roma activists, and EU bodies – to the migration of Roma from Western Balkans toward the EU

 

Serbian Judges’ Seminar

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21-23 February 2013
Venue:
Belgrade, Serbia
Participants:
Judges
Funder: SIDA
Purpose: To raise awareness on the housing rights of Roma, international human rights instruments and recent case-law developments related to housing rights and forced evictions

ERRC Summer School 2012

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21-31 July 2012 
Venue: Council of Europe European Youth Centre Budapest: Budapest, Hungary
Participants: Young Roma, Sinti and Traveller activists from around Europe
Funder: ERRC core donors, including SIDA
Purpose: To train young activists and students of Romani origin, from all European countries, offering them an introduction to human rights

Macedonian Activists' Training

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15-18 May 2012 
Venue: Skopje, Macedonia
Participants: Romani activists
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose: To train Romani activists to campaign against the placement of Romani children in special education institutions

ERRC Summer School 2011

Date: 22-31 July 2011
Venue: Council of Europe European Youth Centre Budapest: Budapest, Hungary
Participants: Young Roma and Traveller activists from around Europe
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose: To train young Romani activists and students from all European countries, offering them an introduction to human rights

Portuguese Roma Rights Training Course

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10-14 October 2011
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal
Participants: Young Romani activists and students from all over Portugal
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose:  To increase and strengthen the capacity of Portuguese Romani activists working to promote equality for Roma in Portugal and Europe

Portuguese Lawyers Training Course in Roma Rights

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10-14 October 2011
Venue:  Lisbon, Portugal
Participants: Portuguese lawyers
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose:  To build the capacity of Portuguese lawyers to engage in human rights litigation on behalf of Roma in Portugal and Europe

Czech and Slovak Roma Rights Training Course

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6-10 December 2010
Venue: TBD
Participants: Young Romani activists and students from all over the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose:  To increase and strengthen the capacity of Czech and Slovakian Romani activists working to promote equality for Roma in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and Europe

Child Protection Conference

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30 June 2011
Venue:  Brussels, Belgium
Participants: EU officials, Government representatives, Children's and Roma Rights activists and Child Protection practioners
Funder: European Commission
Purpose:  To present the findings of a multi-country project, commissioned by the EU's Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme and undertaken by the ERRC, with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the Milan Simecka Foundation and osservAzione, which aimed to identify rights violations and other problems associated with Romani children in State care in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Slovakia.

Conference on Trafficking Romani youth and women in Eastern and Central Europe: Analysing the effectiveness of national laws and policies in prevention and victim support

Date: 10 December 2010
Venue: Budapest, Hungary
Participants: Roma NGOs and activists, general social service providers and anti-trafficking service providers, law enforcement officials, international organisations and relevant government officials
Funder: European Commission (DAPHNE III grant)
Purpose: To discuss preliminary research results and obtain feedback on a draft English-language cross-country report on trafficking affecting Romani communities

Italian Roma/Sinti Rights Training Course

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8-14 November 2010
Venue:       Rome, Italy
Participants: Young Romani/Sinti activists, students and Roma/Sinti/Human rights activists from all over Italy
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose:  To increase and strengthen the capacity of Italian Romani activists working to promote equality for Roma in Italy and Europe

Training of Trainers in Gender Equality
Date: 27-29 October 2010
Venue: Bucharest, Romania
Participants: Romanian Roma Women active in civil society
Funder: EU Structural Funds
Purpose: To promote social inclusion of Roma women, improve their present situation by developing structures and mechanisms in order to promote the principle of gender equality

Anti Discrimination Law Workshop in Serbia

Date: 14 September 2010
Venue: Serbia
Participants: Roma rights organisations and activists in Serbia, Ministry of Human Rights
Funder: ERRC core donors
Purpose: To promote the new adopted Anti Discrimination Law for organisations that work on Roma Rights and for Romani activists from Serbia

ERRC Summer School 2010

Date: 25 July 2010 – 4 August 2010
Venue: Council of Europe European Youth Centre Budapest: Budapest, Hungary
Participants: Young Roma and Traveller activists from around Europe
Funder: ERRC core donors and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in
Hungary
Purpose: To train young Romani activists and students from all European countries, offering them an introduction to human rights

Trafficking in Human Beings and Roma: Expert Meeting

Date: 30 June 2010
Venue: Budapest, Hungary, ERRC office
Participants: Selected relevant experts on Roma and children’s issues.
Funder: European Commission, DAPHNE III PROGRAMME 2007-2013, ERRC core donors
Purpose: To discuss the initial findings of a trafficking study and develop working definitions to be used in report on impact/effect of trafficking in Roma communities

If you have questions about any of the events listed here, please contact Dzavit Berisa: dzavit.berisha@errc.org 

ERRC submission to the European Commission on Roma Inclusion in enlargement countries (May 2017)

25 May 2017

Written comments by the ERRC to the European Commission on enlargement component of the EU Roma Framework.

 

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Roma Rights 1 2017: Roma and Conflict: Understanding the Impact of War and Political Violence

16 May 2017

The impact of conflict on minority populations merits special attention, especially if those minorities have long been marginalized, viewed by the warring parties with a mixture of ambivalence and contempt, and deemed to be communities of little consequence in the peace-building processes that follow the conclusion of hostilities. This issue of Roma Rights Journal takes a look at the fate of Roma during and after conflicts.

Sometimes Roma have been the direct targets of murderous aggression or subject to reprisals. Then there have been the many times where individual Roma actively took a side, but too often the roles played by Roma, Travellers and other minorities were elided from the dominant national narratives that followed.

In many conflicts, caught between warring groups with no foreign power or military alliance to champion their claims, Roma found themselves displaced, despised and declaimed as bogus refugees, nomads and “mere” economic migrants in the aftermath.

As long as Europe’s largest ethnic minority is written out and rendered invisible in the histories of Europe’s wars and conflicts; and excluded from the politics of reconstruction and peace-making, the continent’s self-understanding will remain fatally flawed.

Editors: Marek Szilvasi, Kieran O’Reilly, Bernard Rorke

Roma Rights 1 2017 (PDF)

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Macron Election Call Out

5 May 2017

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