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Open Call for the 6th Roma Women Conference

headline 20 September 2017 Strasbourg

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ROMA[1] WOMEN’S POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL, REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 6-7 November 2017 Strasbourg, France Since 2003, the Roma Women’s conferences have provided the opportunity for Roma women to address, on the international stage, the...

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Raoul Wallenberg prize 2018

headline 19 September 2017 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2018 Since 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian achievements by a single individual, a group of individuals or an organisation. The prize consisting of 10 000 € will be...

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Council of Europe honours victims of Roma Holocaust

2 august 2017 Strasbourg

Today in Strasbourg, the Council of Europe held a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony in memory of Roma victims of the Holocaust. This year marks the 73rd anniversary of 2 August, 1944, when some 3,000 Roma were exterminated in the gas chambers of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) at...

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Conference: Social Engagement for Social Inclusion

headline 25 July 2017 Strasbourg

The FXB Field Education Internship Program is a university-wide program established in 2014 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The FXB Field Education Internship Program engages Harvard students in global community service and bridges connections between academia and practice in a...

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New project of the European Commission and Council of Europe on inclusive education for Roma children

INSCHOOL

headline 18 July 2017 Strasbourg

The starting point of the project “Inclusive schools: making a difference for Roma children” is based on the main assumption that it is not enough to draw up policies of change. Change needs to be reflected at school level and in the environment of the children and there is often a gap between...

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ERIAC media coverage Report

headline 29 June 2017 Strasbourg

The new European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) committed to establishing the artistic and cultural presence of Europe’s 12 million Roma people was launched on 8 June 2017 in Berlin. Since then many media has reported on ERIAC and its dedication to the principle that Roma themselves...

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Statement of the SRSG’s for Roma issues on the recent event in the Primary School of Aharnes in the town of Menidi (Greece)

headline 13 June 2016 Strasbourg

It is with great sadness that I heard of the death of young Mario during a school festival at the 6th Primary School of Aharnes in the town of Menidi last week. My sincere condolences to the family. The tragic circumstances which led to the death of Mario, is a grim reminder of the dangers...

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The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture Launches in Berlin

headline 8 June 2017 Strasbourg

A new institute committed to establishing the artistic and cultural presence of Europe’s 12 million Roma people was launched today in Berlin – dedicated to the principle that Roma themselves should present the image of who they are, and who they are not. The new European Roma Institute for Arts...

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4th meeting of the Operational Platform for Roma Equality

headline 12 May 2017 Strasbourg

15-16 May, Paris, France: 4th meeting of the Operational Platform for Roma Equality (OPRE) which includes the Council of Europe, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions...

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Statement of the SRSG for Roma issues on the blaze at a Roma camp in Italy which killed Roma children

headline 12 May 2017 Strasbourg

It is with great sadness and regret that I learned about the events which led to the tragic death of three young girls this week in the Roma camp in the Centocelle district of Rome. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims. I would like to take the...

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Identity and Leadership Seminars: Where I failed and where we failed by Valeriu Nicolae

headline 5 May 2017 Strasbourg

On Friday, May 5, 2017 Valeriu Nicolae, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma issues (SRSG) was a guest speaker at the Identity and Leadership Seminars of the Roma Access Programmes of the Central European University. In his lecture, the SRSG talked about the Roma identity...

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Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level

ROMACTED Programme to kick off in the Western Balkans and Turkey

headline 5 May 2017 Strasbourg

ROMACTED, “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”, is a Joint Programme between the European Union (DG NEAR) and the Council of Europe. The programme will be implemented by the Council of Europe’s Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma...

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Visit of the Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) to Austria

headline 4 May 2017 Strasbourg

Experts from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Switzerland examined and discussed the situation regarding those languages in their respective countries. In several of these countries, languages spoken by Roma, Sinti, Kaale and...

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Portuguese government to take over ROMED2 in 2018 for several new municipalities

headline 12 April 2017 Strasbourg

The series of encouraging developments began with the ROMED2 National Workshop in Seixal on 5 April, with the participation of municipalities involved in ROMED2 since 2013 but also two new municipalities (Viseu and Agueda) interested in taking on the ROMED2 approach to Roma participation. On the...

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Ukrainian authorities must stand against evictions, anti-Roma violence, address interethnic tensions and restore respect for rule of law

headline 7 April 2018 Strasbourg

Valeriu Nicolae, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Roma Issues, firmly condemns the dismantling and burning of a Roma camp in Bereznyaky district of Kyiv, the home of approximately 150 people. Local experts estimate that over 70 children are left homeless due to the...

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Statement of Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland ahead of the International Roma Day

10 goals for the next 10 years

headline 6 April 2017 Strasbourg

However, the overall situation of Roma today is far from what I wish it to be. Far too many Roma are born without access to an identity, far too many Roma toddlers are left outside of the social and educational facilities available to the majorities, far too many Roma children are affected by...

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ROMED High Level Stakeholders Seminar "Taking Stock and Looking Forward"

headline 4 April 2017 Strasbourg

On 28 March 2017, the ROMED Joint Programme of the Council of Europe and European Commission reached its closing phase through a seminar organised within the European Commission’s Berlaymont Building, entitled “Taking Stock and Looking Forward”. High-level representatives of the European...

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Declaration of Mayors and Elected Local and Regional Representatives of Council of Europe Member States against anti-Gypsyism

Regional and Local Representatives reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against anti-Gypsyism

headline 28 March 2017 Strasbourg

The declaration was presented by John Warmisham, Congress Spokesperson for Roma Issues, and Valeriu Nicolae, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (SRSG) for Roma Issues. In his speech, Mr Warmisham emphasised that “we, as mayors and elected local and...

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Social Inclusion and Access to School for Roma Children are essential to fight discrimination

In the EU there should not be place for discrimination of Roma Children

headline 28 March 2017 Strasbourg

Brussels, 28 March 2017 – Today at the European Commission, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP, Co-Chair of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children’s Rights together with Valeriu Nicolae, Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma Issues, will call on...

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ROMED's High Level Stakeholder Seminar

headline 27 March 2018 Strasbourg

The objective of the seminar is to present the achievements of ROMED since its inception in 2011 with testimonials from ROMED municipalities, the sharing of lessons learnt and best practices and the conclusions of the external evaluation. The seminar will end with a roundtable on the way forward...

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