2020-05-20 Updates on the inclusion of Roma from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Italy and Lithuania

This is an update from the Roma Civil Monitor project, which aims to contribute to strengthening the mechanisms for systematically monitoring the implementation of national Roma integration strategies by civil society.

 

2020-05-20 Roma Resistance Day

I have always thought that the survival of the Gypsy People is a miracle after so many centuries. We have not only suffered marginalization, but also a cruel persecution that finds its point of greatest gravity during the Second World War and the Nazi period.

2020-04-07 A Place for All – ERGO Network’s employment campaign

ERGO Network is launching its new campaign ‘A Place for All’, shedding light on the important role that employers play in supporting the employment of Roma and other ethnic minorities, as well as on the benefits that an inclusive workforce.

2020-04-01 European Semester: European Commission releases Winter Package What’s in it for Europe’s Roma?

On 26 February 2020, the European Commission published the so-called Winter Package, comprising the 28 Country Reports 2020 (including the United Kingdom), and the usual Communication on Country Reports, in the framework of the 2020 European Semester.

 

2020-02-10 Hell exists: Auschwitz-Birkenau

The Red Army was descending from Russia and, on 27th January 1945, arrived at the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. It was built by the Nazis, very close to Kraków in their polish territory and was the most efficient place for the mass extermination of those individuals, who racist criminals deemed should not survive. One and a half million innocent people are estimated to have been murdered in that haunting place.

 

2020-01-30 ERGO Network meets European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli to commemorate the Holocaust Remembrance Day and discuss the future of Roma inclusion post 2020

On 28 January 2020, a delegation of European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network members from across Europe met with the new European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli to commemorate the Holocaust Remembrance Day, as well as to discuss about the challenges faced by Roma civil society organisations in fighting antigypsyism and advocating for Roma rights and inclusion, and meaningful and participatory post-2020 Roma Strategy.

2019-12-19 Strategies against antigypsyism

The international conference „Strategies against antigypyism“ took place in Tenerife on 12 and 13 December 2019. It was organized by the Karipen association in cooperation with the Ministry for Health, Consumers Affairs and Social Welfare of the Canary Island Government, Cabildo of Tenerife and Khetane Platform. At the invitation of FAGIC ERGO member, Gabriela Hrabanova, ERGO Network director presented strategies against antigypsyism from grassroots to EU level and vice versa.

2019-11-22 ERGO NETWORK ANNUAL PUBLIC EVENT: Roma Access to Mainstream Education

This past 19 November, ERGO Network organised its annual public event, dedicated this year to debating how to ensure that Roma pupils and students can access mainstream education on equal footing and how to make education systems and establishments more inclusive, by combating segregation and discrimination in education settings. The event was co-organised with the generous support and participation of Hon. Romeo Franz MEP (Greens/EFA, Germany) and Hon. Peter Pollák MEP (EPP, Slovakia), and hosted at the premises of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union.

2019-10-29 Annual Members Meeting 2019

From 20-22 October 2019, ERGO Network’s members came together in Skopje, North Macedonia, to share updates from the past year, set future priorities and learn from each other.

2019-11-16 BE! REACT! FIGHT! - Application Form LITHUANIA

Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations invites invites 5 motivated and active people, who are involved in youth activities, especially with fewer opportunities and the communities of national minorities, to become a part of Erasmus+ project BE! REACT! FIGHT! Project will take place in Coimbra, Portugal, 11th-18th of January 2020.