Official documentary: Youth Conference of Cyprus EU Presidency

ternYpe participated in the Cyprus EU Youth and DG's Conference that took place on the 11th - 13th September 2012 in Nicosia, during Cyprus Presidency in the Council of the European Union

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UNFPA consultation meeting on Roma youth advocacy

ternYpe participated in the Roma Youth Advocacy meeting organized by UNFPA on health issues. find here the report of UNFPA:

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- A 2 day workshop shares best practices from European non-government organisations in working with Roma communities. Today a Roma youth advocacy workshop, hosted by UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, came to a successful completion in Istanbul, Turkey. Twenty-eight representatives from across Europe (including Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Turkey) attended the 2-day event.

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International Youth Exchange - Migration never stops

The participants from Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia and Macedonia are meet on the final counter for the project in Czech Republic – Prague . The international meeting it was started on Sunday from 29 july and it will continue till the end of the week the 5 of August.The participants goes to their group again and they are finalizing the outcome witch will be presented in Poland ,Krakow ( Auschwitz). They will gather in Auschwitz on the 2nd of August taking part in The Memorial ceremony, events to remember the fate of thousands of Roma during second world war and raise awareness of danger of extremism and present issues of antygypsism and discrimination.

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August 2nd - Commemoration Day of the Roma Genocide

Press Release: August 2nd - ternYpe International Roma Youth Network genocide

On the Day of Commemoration of the Roma Genocide on August 2, ternYpe International Roma Youth Network calls for a European wide political recognition of the persecution and genocide of Roma and Sinti in Europe by the Nazi regime, and for a greater awareness in our societies of the danger of antigypsyism, hate speech and stigmatization, which continuously cause social exclusion and marginalization of Roma in most European countries.

On the 2nd of August 1944, 2897 elderly people, women and children, the remaining Sinti and Roma of the so-called "gypsy camp" (“Zigeunerlager”) at Auschwitz-Birkenau, were murdered in the gas chambers. Knowledge and official recognition of the extermination of Roma during the Second World War is still very limited - especially among young Europeans including the Roma. Unlike the genocide of Jews, the wartime fate of Roma people is still  a blank page in historiography, the Roma Genocide during the Nazi regime; tens of thousands of Roma murdered in the occupied Eastern territories and thousands of them killed in extermination camps has still not entered the canon of modern history curricula. The ignorance of the majority of society concerning Roma history contributes complexly  to the prejudice Roma people suffer from, and it also represents an obstacle to their inclusion within the European Union.

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Roma Youth Conference, September 26-30th by the Council of Europe

ternYpe participated with 10 people, representing all member organizations, in the Roma Youth Conference, which was hosted between September 26-30th by the Council of Europe. The conference brought together 50 representatives and youth leaders of Roma youth organizations and young Roma between 18 and 30 years who have discussed ahebout t needs and challenges of Roma youth and youth organizations, they have exchange experience in youth work and have develop guidelines for a Roma Youth Action Plan (RYAP) of the Council of Europe and beyond for 2012-2013.

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European Youth Forum: Roma inclusion discussed and evaluated in the European Youth Centre

Brussels/European Youth Forum: Suffering from the stigmatisation of most communities in Europe, Roma young people face additional difficulties to play a full part in all aspects of society. During the transition to adulthood, many young Roma have to deal with even more poverty and lack of opportunities than young Europeans. In this context, a meeting was organised by the Council of Europe on 9th and 10th December 2011 in the European Youth Centre of Strasbourg to discuss Roma inclusion.

This two-days meeting constituted the follow-up of the Roma Youth Conference, which had taken place from 26th to 30th September and brought together Roma youth leaders and representatives of Roma non-governmental organisations active in combating discrimination affecting Roma across Europe. This time, the discussions focused on the evolution of Roma inclusion and on the preparation of a Roma Youth Action Plan for 2012-2013. Guidelines on possible ways to ameliorate Roma's inclusion were developed in response to the challenges and aspirations experienced by young Roma today. The Action Plan will, for example, respond to the limited access to political participation and to the limited or no participation in mainstream youth events and initiatives by Roma youth.

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Roma youth continuing leading the fight against HIV/AIDS

On the 1-st of June 2010, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation officially announced that the Regional Roma Educational Youth Association (RROMA) from Kratovo, Macedonia will receive a grant for implementing an awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS and STI (sexual transmitted infections). This July 2011, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation announced that SAF will continue supporting RROMA for three more years.
 
The awareness campaign will not only improve knowledge, but also promote positive values about the Roma community and promote them as agents of change and people that care about their health and the health of the others that live together with them in the society. This year, RROMA will go into new communities such as Kriva Palanka, Sveti Nikole, Delcevo, Strumica, Radovis, Pehcevo and Stip. Starting from today, RROMA will continue conduct an awareness campaign based on creativity and using social media. There will be a lot of creative actions, videos, theater, role-playing, comic drawing, awareness workshops, data researches etc.
 
 
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ternYpe participated in SALTO expert meeting on Roma youth in South East Europe

On December 5th-6th, 2011, ternYpe participated in the “Expert meeting on Roma Youth in South East Europe” organized by SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The meeting brought representatives of Roma and non-Roma organisations working with young Roma and a group of experienced youth workers and trainers together in order to initiate a dialogue on how to strengthen Roma youth activism and participation in international youth projects and in the Youth in Action Programme in particular. Within the Youth in Action Programme the participation of young Roma has recently become a high priority, which is a fact that all stakeholders have to take into consideration. SALTO SEE (hosted by the Slovenian National Agency) and SALTO Cultural Diversity (hosted by the UK National Agency-British Council) will take the lead in the process to reach out to more Roma organizations.

 

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Campaign song: "The World is not Black and White"

"The world is not Black and White''is the title of the song of our campaign "Thank you Mr. Mayor! -Local partnership for Roma inclusion', a campaign supported from European Commission and organized by Roma Active Albania. Within few days the song received over 30.000 clicks on youtube! The song was produced by Dr. Flori, one of the most famous Albanian singers currently, together with 3 other young talented Roma singers. As you can see in the video clip, even the youth group of Roma Active Albania is involved.

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ternYpe General Assembly wins 9 to 3 against Campaign Working Group in Football Championship in Rome

Once again in this year's Football Championship the selection of ternYpe General Assembly showed its strength and endless energy. Although also the team of the ternYpe Campaign Working Group tried to demonstrate its dedication and proactive spirit, the team had to accept the 9: 3 victory of the General Assembly with its strong defense and strikers!

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