European Training Programme for Roma Mediators starts on 26-29 January 2011 in Strasbourg
As a follow-up to the High Level Meeting on Roma and the adoption of the
Strasbourg Declaration on 20 October 2010, the Council of Europe is launching a
European Training Programme for Roma Mediators. The aim is to consolidate the
existing training programmes for and about mediators for Roma, through the most
effective use of existing Council of Europe resources, standards, methodology,
networks and infrastructure, in close co-operation with national and local authorities.
The Programme envisages the training of school, health and employment
mediators working with Roma people who face difficulties in exercising their social
human rights (access to education, health services and employment), in the
beneficiary countries. The training course will be based on a curriculum prepared by
the Council of Europe and will be tailored to address the specific needs of the
mediators in the selected countries.
Call for applications
On 7 June 2010 in Rome, Ms Fanny Ardant together with the CoE Deputy Secretary General,
Mrs. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and Mrs Simonetta Matone, Adviser to the Minister of Equal Opportunities,
officialy launched the CoE Dosta! campaign in Italy. During the launch a screening of the movie "Chimeres absentes"
was organised in the presence of the Roma actors acting in the movie. The press conference followed the launch.
Published June 10 10 | Read more
The Regional conference on Providing access of Roma to personal identification documents was held on 14-15 June in Skopje.
The photo exhibition of the project Barvale "Successful" by the author Dusko Miljanic on successful Roma personalities
was presented in the Chifte Amam Gallery as a part of Dosta! campaign activities.
Published June 16 10 | Read Conference agenda
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