Call for participants: Training Roma youth leaders and activists for promoting human rights and taking action against discrimination

In the framework of the Roma Youth Action Plan, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe is launching now a CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS for a training course "Training Roma youth leaders and activists for promoting human rights and taking action against discrimination". The residential training seminar will take place in Budapest, 21 - 29 October 2012. The training course aims to empower and develop the competences of Roma youth leaders and activists to take action, at local, national and European levels, against discrimination and anti-Gypsyism based on human rights and active youth participation.

The deadline to apply is Friday, 7 September 2012.
All candidates must apply online, completing the application form through this link:

For further information and questions, please contact Nina Kapoor / Jackie Lubelli at Course description in English and in Romani

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RROMA became a new ternYpe member

RROMA - Macedonia it's the first association member who became a full ternYpe member. With a democratical way of voting from the other ternYpe members, RROMA from today it is a full member in the International Roma youth network. We are happy to have RROMA from Macedonia in our network. Congratulation RROMA, welcome to ternYpe.


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6th ternYpe Networking meeting and General Assembly

These days ternYpe - International Roma Youth Network has come together in Durres, Albania, for several days to reflect, to share experience, to discuss the internal development of the network, to discuss specific action plan which reflect ternYpe strategy and to meet with different stakeholders of different roma and youth related institutions. 25 youth leaders representing their organizations from 9 different ternYpe member countries discussed between each other and also with stakeholders the possibilities of further cooperation and actual issues regarding Roma youth movement.  

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Roma Inclusion Training-Course of Youth in Action

Sofia (Bulgaria) 24-29 February 2012: A training course for youth workers and Youth leaders willing to promote the Youth in Action programme as an instrument for Inclusion of Roma communities all over Europe.

The training will gather youth workers, youth leadets and young people from Roma communities in order show them the specific methods and techniques used in the international Youth in Action Projects.

- To identify the benefits of international projects within the Youth in Action Programme;
- To establish contacts between Roma communities all over Europe and share good practicies in attracting the Attention of young Roma people;
- To develop future plans to implement actions/projects at international level.

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Guidelines for a European Roma Youth Action Plan

This document is the result of the Roma Youth Conference organised by the Council of Europe at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg from 27 to 30 September 2011. The conference brought together Roma youth leaders and youth workers, representatives of Roma non-governmental organisations and of international organisations active in promoting Roma youth participation and in combating discrimination affecting Roma across Europe. The conference served as an open consultation with Roma young people about a two-year Roma Youth Action Plan led by the Council of Europe by identifying priorities, main areas of action and the principles underlying the preparation and implementation of such a plan. Participants in the conference both reflected on the main areas of the Action Plan and worked in smaller groups on principles, objectives and activities for each area. 

download the guidelines: here
ternYpe feedback to the conference: here

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The new EU youth program: Where are you going?

Young people, in times of crisis and economic austerity, do not need nice words but strong investments. Young people must be a political and financial priority for Europe. We are going to ask the European Parliament and EU Member States for a strong and independent Youth in Action Programme for non-formal education, youth work and democratic youth organisations and an ambitious European Youth Employment Plan. Young people and youth organisations deserve nothing less!

Are you going to support us?

Today the Youth Forum starts a public campaign and we need your support! We need you to act in order to spread the message from local level to the European level. We want you to get as many people as possible writing their support on the webpage, for an Independent Youth in Action Programme and Investments in Youth across the next EU Budget. We need to target the Heads of State, the Youth and Education ministers and the European Parliament in order for them to invest in young people in general.

Please link it to your websites, newsletters, Facebook pages, send it to your friends, Members of the European Parliament and relevant stakeholders in your country – send it to your head of state and make them sign!

Find out more about the background of the European Commission proposal regarding a new program called "ERAMSMUS FOR ALL":

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ternYpe at REACT conference

On November 28th and 29th, ternYpe  - International Roma Youth Network will participate in the Final Conference on Effective Roma campaigning organized by ERGO Network in the frame of the REACT campaign.

ERGO Network with its members Policy Center for Roma and Minorities (Romania), Integro Association (Bulgaria) and Roma Active Albania is inviting you to the final conference of the campaign REACT - Make Europe an equal place for Roma. 

We will present the results, achievements and lessons learned and show a selection of the rich material that bears testimony to the achievements and presents the stories behind the conclusions. At the conference, people involved in the campaign together with ERGO members andpartners will be present, as well as policy makers, media and Roma civil society from across Europe. This provides a unique opportunity you to meet each other in a horizontal setting to discuss the place of awareness raising in the broader perspective of the EU Roma Framework. < more information

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Presentation Call for applications Group C: 15 November 2011

We are pleased to inform you of the Call for applicants for Group C of the Youth Peace Ambassadors Project.  This is the last group that will be launched within the framework of this project and candidates will need to be committed to working on the project from 15 November 2011 through to December 2012.
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Integrate Volunteering. Volunteers Integrate. Volunteering and migrants

The platform Young Migrants organised a workshop on Saturday bringing together volunteers from migrant’s organisations from all over Europe. Together, they discussed the benefits and challenges of volunteer work for migrants.
All of the participants stressed that volunteering does enhance the chances for integration. First, on a personal level. They emphasised that migrants can start to be who they are by volunteering. Volunteering can give migrants the self-confidence that migrants need to fight racism actively. It gives them the courage needed to challenge prejudices of the local population.
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In New York for the 49 th Session of the CEDAW Committee

From July 9 to 15 Malena Halilovic, a member of the Romà Onlus, was in New York to attend the 49th CEDAW session, the Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, held at United Nations Headquarters.
Here is the story of her experience:
“Some months ago, Romà Onlus contacted me to tell me that the ERRC (European Roma Rights Centre him) was looking for girls to do a research on the  situation of Roma women in Italy and that I was selected along with other Roma girls. During the course they taught us to do interviews. Then we began the research, that lasted 8 months. The Women i met were collaborative and recounted the many incidents of discrimination they suffer every day. It was a long and difficult work. Once I finished the interviews, I have sent it to ERRC who drafted the report. Later, ERRC has chosen me to go in the United States and present it to the CEDAW Committee, together with a representative of the ERRC during the  49th session of the CEDAW Committee.
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