Roma, Manouche and Gens de Voyage
The first meeting of young Roma, Manouche and Gens de Voyage from France has taken place during 20-23 October at the European Youth Center in Strasbourg. The event will brought together some 35 young people, aged 15 to 30, from the Roma, Manouche and Gens de Voyage communities.
The purpose of the event was to reflect on identity issues among the communities, learn about human rights and the tools to link with European young people but also to create space for sharing and learning together among the communities. Participants developed activities and a plan for the future to act as a group.
It is expected that the young people who participated in the meeting will be multipliers with other young people. They made commitments to work together to better represent the issues that young Roma, Manouche and Gens de Voyage identify as important to work on.
The meeting was organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in co-operation with ARPOMT and other Roma organisations, within the framework of the Roma Youth Action Plan.
- Presentation of the programme in English and French
- Report of the first meeting of Roma young people from France
Ecoutez les histoires des participants à la première rencontre de jeunes Roms et gens du Voyage de France: