Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Meetings organised by the European Academic Network on Romani Studies

 

Crime and Health seminar series, London, 3-4 December 2014

The seminar on Roma in the criminal justice system, hosted at the Scotland Yard headquarters, focused on access to legal representation, policing practice and inequality of treatment with a range of UK and international speakers - leading academic specialists, senior police officers, representatives from the GRT Police association, NGOs and the UK Department of Communities and Local Government – followed by an All Party Parliamentary Group meeting attended by MPs and the Shadow Minister for Justice. The seminar on health inclusion for Roma hosted by the Lankelly Chase Foundation gathered NGO staff, Government agency officials and academics. The recommendations identified at both workshops will form the basis of a policy recommendation paper to be produced in Spring 2015 and the organisers were asked to draft Parliamentary Questions pertaining to Roma criminal justice and health monitoring. The events are part of a series of workshops funded by the RAN within the framework of the call for proposals for Bridging the Gap between Academia and Policy Makers.

 

Workshop ‘Roma policies in Romania: between ethnicity and social vulnerabilities. The perspectives of Nicolae Gheorghe’, Bucharest, 12 November 2014

The workshop attended by some 25 representatives of the academic and policy making community was organized at the Roma Culture Museum in Bucharest to explore how Nicolae Gheorghe’s contributions are reflected in Romanian Roma policies. The papers presented at the workshop will be included into a conference volume to be published in 2015. The event is part of a series of workshops funded by the RAN within the framework of the call for proposals for Bridging the Gap between Academia and Policy Makers.

 

7th Meeting of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies, Paris, 7 November 2014

The meeting was scheduled to review the project’s achievements, decide on the Network’s future after the joint programme’s term in May 2015, and to exchange with the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Roma Issues on the Roma-related work in the CoE and the RAN’s contribution to it. The Scientific Committee adopted an action plan until May 2015, decided to transfer the Network’s database of experts and resources to the University of Manchester after the project’s term, selected 6 workshop proposals for funding, and prepared for a final showcase event in conjunction with the last SC meeting (April 2015, Strasbourg).

 

‘Access of Roma to housing: Housing First vs Housing Ready’: conference and seminar, Prague, 21-22 October 2014

The workshop on 21 October was dedicated to discussions around the Housing First approach and attended by social scientists, social workers, and people in housing need. The conference on 22 October, hosted at the government palace, gathered some 84 high-level politicians including the chief advisor to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs and the Deputy Minister of Human Rights, Roma leaders, social scientists, social workers, NGOs, etc. The Housing first vs Housing ready debate and arguments presented at the conference will be directly incorporated into in the draft Czech government Social housing concept prepared by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The events are part of a series of workshops funded by the RAN within the framework of the call for proposals for Bridging the Gap between Academia and Policy Makers.

 

Workshop ‘Strengths and challenges of the policies for Roma in Spain’, Barcelona, 16-17 October 2014

The event organized in the Parliament of Catalonia was articulated around 3 thematic panels, each one addressing a particular element of the main topic: 1)Strengths and challenges of the Spanish model for the inclusion of the Gitano population,2)Roma from other EU members states in the policies of the Spanish State and 3)Bridging the gap between social research and policies targeting the Roma population. The workshop hosted a total of 64 attendees including international scholars, representatives from civil society organisations, regional authorities, and representatives from local administrations, the Spanish Ministry for Social Services and FRA. The event is part of a series of workshops funded by the RAN within the framework of the call for proposals for Bridging the Gap between Academia and Policy Makers.

 

Workshop ‘History, Archives and Communities: Critical Interfaces in Romani Studies’, University of Liverpool, 10-11 October 2014

The workshop organized by Celia Donert of the University’s Department of History gathered scholars and practitioners engaged with the field of Romani Studies through their work as archivists, historians, or educators in order to assess the scope for co-operation between historians and policy makers for the benefit of both optimal research infrastructure and enhanced community relations. The workshop demonstrated that historical research is crucial for tackling racism and discrimination through educational and community projects and thus has a vitally important role to play in policy-making. The event is part of a series of workshops funded by the RAN within the framework of the call for proposals for Bridging the Gap between Academia and Policy Makers.

 

Roma integration and evidence-based policy-making (RIEP) workshop

On 26 June 2014 the University of Portsmouth organised an event to explore how community-based academic research can feed into evidence-based practice and policy-making. The workshop led by Dr. Annabel Tremlett was held at the Romanian Cultural Centre in London (UK), gathering some 25 local, national and international researchers, key practitioners and policy-makers. The meeting report drafted by the organisers will be taken forward as a working-paper on evidence-based policy making. The workshop was a first of a series of events organized by members of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies in order to bridge the gap between academia and policy making, and funded by the Network project budget.

 

Meeting of the Italian Network members with the UNAR Rome (Italy), 9 June 2014

Italian members of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies met with the UNAR, acting as National Roma Contact Point (NCP) in Italy, to present the Network and highlight the key role it could play for local and national authorities in terms of advice, reporting, evaluation and risk analysis in the policy making process. The meeting is part of a series of meetings of Network members with National Contact Points for Roma Inclusion (NCP) so far planned in 8 European countries.

 

Meeting of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies’ UK members with the National Contact Point  for the inclusion of Roma

On 5 June 2014 UK members of the RAN will meet with Ian Naysmith, Senior Policy Adviser at the Department for Communities and Local Government to explore the following: best practices in integrating Roma migrants on the local level, and transfer of UK knowledge on equality and integration to other European countries with large and disadvantaged Roma populations. The meeting is part of a series of events organised to intensify the relation between academia and policy making. 

 

CAHROM meeting, Strasbourg, 14-16 May 2014

Following a presentation of the work of the RAN to the 7th CAHROM meeting, concrete co-operation was agreed on in a series of bilateral meetings. This includes input on thematic country visits, the genocide of Roma during World War II as well as the Database on Roma related policies and good practices. More concrete co-operation requests are to follow shortly.

 

6th meeting of the Scientific Committee of the European Academic Network on Romani Studies (RAN), 6-7 April 2014, Cluj (Romania)

 

László Fosztó, Secretary of the Network attended the Roma Summit ‘Going local on Roma inclusion’ in Brussels (4 April 2014)

 

The first meeting of the Italian Network members was held on 17 March 2014 at the Free University of Bolzano

 

LászlóFosztó, Secretary of the Network attended Information Meeting with the European Commission (11 February 2014).

 

Report on the Membership Survey (January 2014)

A survey has been carried out in order to evaluate how the existing online infrastructure of the Network is used, which is the degree of involvement and satisfaction of the members with the communication of the Network.

 

Academic Seminar on the“European dimension of Roma Culture: scientific and political discourses” followed by a public conference "Roma culture in new European realities"

Marseilles, European Capital of Culture, 26 September 2013

 

5th meeting of the Scientific Committee

Marseilles, European Capital of Culture, 25 September 2013

 

LászlóFosztó, Secretary of the Network attended the 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion

 Brussels, 27 June 2013

 

  Restricted meeting of the Scientific Committee for consultation on Council of Europe Roma-related actions

Strasbourg, May 22, 2013

 

  Research Seminar on “Roma Empowerment: Lessons and Potentials”

Budapest, Hungary, 29-30 May 2013

 

  Research Seminar on “The Uses of History in Romani Studies: Theory and Practice”

Liverpool, United Kingdom, 28-31 May 2013

 

 Research Seminar "Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Roma Studies: Whither Intersectionality?"

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 11-14 April 2013

 

Research Seminar "Roma in the Post-Soviet Countries: History, Ethnography, Policy"

Chisinău (Republic of Moldova) from 2 to 4 April 2013 - Read the article about the seminar (Romani Legal Newsletter n°8, April 2013). (Russian only)

 

4th meeting of the Scientific Committee

Brussels, 13-14 December 2012

 

Election for the Scientific Committee

November 2012

 

3rd meeting of the Scientific Committee

Paris, 26 June 2012

 

2nd meeting of the Scientific Committee

Brussels, 14 December 2011

 

The European Academic Network on Romani Studies was presented at the Conference "From segregation to integration - the role of culture in Roma inclusion"

organised by the European Commission on 18 April 2012 in Brussels.

 

Members of the Network attended the Extraordinary European Platform on Roma Inclusion

organised by the European Commission on 22 March 2012 in Brussels

 

Participation of some Network's Members in the Seminar URBA-ROM 'Dynamiques d'insertion des publics en grande précarité : l'expérience des migrants Roms en France. Regards croisés action/recherche'

Paris, 5 November 2011

 

Participation of some Network's Members in the Regional Expert Meeting "Promoting the Right to Quality Education for Roma People"

Belgrade, Serbia, 17-18 October 2011

 

Participation of some Network's representatives in the Roma Youth Conference

26-30 September 2011

 

László Fosztó, Secretary of the Network attended the Summit of Mayors on Roma

Strasbourg, 22 September (the outcome of which was the decision on the creation of a European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma inclusion )

 

1st meeting of the Scientific Committee

Paris, 23 June 2011

 



 

  

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