Roma Political School 2021 launched in Greece and Portugal

10 September 2021 Strasbourg

Today, 10 September 2021, the 2021 edition of the Roma Political School is being launched in Thessaloniki, Greece and Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Its objective is to foster the political and public participation of Roma women and men and to bring them closer to local, national and European...

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"Romatopia” - Roma talk about their Utopia for Europe

10 September 2021 Strasbourg

Romatopia is a new series of podcasts in which Roma from 12 countries talk about their lives and their utopia for Europe. Artists, activists and academics in conversation with the hosts Wiliam Bila and Isabel Raabe. “Romatopia” presents Roma not as problems but as role models for the "idea of...

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12th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society on “Teaching the History of Roma and Travellers”

Call for applications to participate in the 12th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society

6 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

The 12th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society (Concept note + Romani version) is scheduled to take place on 2-3 November 2021 online via the KUDO conferencing system. The meeting will take stock of recent developments in the teaching of Roma and...

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ROMACTEDII Call for Proposals: Support Organisation for Activities in Camp Konik – Podgorica

Application Deadline: 30 September 2021

Within the framework of the Joint European Union/Council of Europe Programme ROMACTED Phase II on “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”, the Council of Europe hereby issues this Call for Proposals in order to select a Support Organisation in Montenegro to provide...

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Roma Political School 2021 launched in Ukraine

26 August 2021 Strasbourg

The 2021 edition of the Roma Political School was launched today in Ukraine. 21 Roma women and men were selected to be trained. The participants will undergo a training comprising 5 modules divided into three sessions. The first session which started today will deal with the topics of: Political...

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Building bridges between past and present, to enable a better future

2 August 2021 Strasbourg

In a statement to mark European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August 2021, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Buric has highlighted the importance of remembering Roma Holocaust victims. She stressed that learning from the past would allow for a better future for Europe’s...

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“Protecting the Human Rights and dignity of Roma and traveller women in times of crises”

8th international Roma women’s conference (IRWC) postponed to 24-26 November 2021 - Call for participants extended to 15 September 2021

DEADLINE: 15 September 2021, 00:00 CET

Gender equality is one of the core values of the Council of Europe. All people, in all their diversity, should be free to live their chosen life, thrive socially and economically, participate and take a lead as equals. Women and girls are key agents of development and change. Achieving gender...

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Czech Republic: Council of Europe calls for urgent independent investigation into Romani man’s death

23 June 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe is calling for an urgent, thorough, and independent investigation into the recent death of a Romani man in the Czech Republic after he had been apprehended by the police. Footage taken on 19 June from Teplice, Czech Republic, showing police intervention against a Romani man...

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11th Meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society - combating antigypsyism

17 May 2021

On 29-30 April 2021, the Council of Europe held its 11th Dialogue Meeting with Roma and Traveller civil society, focusing on the topic of combating antigypsyism. Almost 50 participants took stock of current issues regarding racism and discrimination against Roma and Travellers in Europe. On...

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16 May 1944 – a day to remember

10 May 2021 Strasbourg

Soon after the start of the Second World War in 1939, the Νazi Regime decided to remove all Roma and Sinti from the territory of the Third Reich. They were ordered to resettle and were placed in Jewish ghettos and camps for Jews. The first deportation took place on 16 May 1940 from Ravensburg to...

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