2019-06-02 Pope Francis apologises to Roma for Catholic discrimination

Pope Francis has apologised to the Roma people on behalf of the Catholic Church during his visit to Romania.

 

2019-02-24 Open letter to president Marcon: HOW IS A “GYPSY” SUPPOSED TO SPEAK?

Dear President Macron,

We are writing to protest and to express our dismay at your anti-Roma statement on 5 January 2019. As reported in French and international media outlets, a conflict between “Yellow Vest” protesters and the police on 5 January 2019 involved a Yenish1 boxer named Christophe Dettinger. The conflict left a number of people injured, including two police officers. Later, a video emerged of Dettinger defending himself against the accusation of violence towards the two officers. In response to this video, you qualified his statements using discriminatory language to journalists from The Point on 31 January 2019:

2019-02-12 Resolution on the need for a strengthened post-2020 strategic EU framework for national Roma inclusion strategies and stepping up the fight against anti-gypsyism

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the need for a strengthened post-2020 Strategic EU Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies and stepping up the fight against anti-Gypsyism.

2019-02-08 Bulgaria’s deputy PM proposes free abortions for Roma women to control birth rate

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov have introduced a controversial plan to integrate the country's Roma minority into Bulgarian society.

2019-02-13 The year ahead and looking back: ENAR’s impact in 2018 and plans for 2019

Collectively, as ENAR and with our partners, we achieved four milestones in 2018: Afrophobia is increasingly recognised as an issue at European level; the EU further commits to work on Islamophobia; ENAR is among the key drivers of the conversation on intersectionality at European level and the European Commission published guidelines on how to improve combating racist crimes, taking into account ENAR’s recommendations. Years of determined work are yielding fruits which will offer increased leverage to improve the situation of people with a diverse ethnic background in Europe. This is good news at a time when voices supporting progress and equality for all are increasingly pushed back in the political arena.

2018-11-21 International festival celebrating the launch of RomArchive presents Romani arts and cultures at the Academy of Arts in Berlin

In January 2019, RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma, will be launched. RomArchive—funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation—will make the arts and cultures of Roma visible and illustrate their contribution to European cultural history. Through narratives told by Roma themselves, RomArchive will create a reliable source of knowledge that will be accessible internationally on the internet to counteract stereotypes and prejudices with facts.

2018-10-24 12th European Platform for Roma Inclusion Health and housing inequalities

From 8-9 October 2018 the 12th European Platform for Roma inclusion took place in Brussels with a special focus on health and housing inequalities faced by Roma people. The annual platform is organised by the Roma coordination unit of the European Commission Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, in consultation with Roma and pro-Roma civil society. It brings together civil society, experts, national governments, European institutions and Roma people from local level who are experts in the field of health and housing.

2018-10-22 Members of National Parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight antigypsyism in Europe

Brussels, 18 October 2018 – For the first time, Members of National Parliaments were invited by the European Parliament to discuss the fundamental rights of Roma and fighting antigypsyism. The Alliance against Antigypsyism urged Members of National Parliaments from across the European Union and the Western Balkans to work on increasing political will in their countries to combat antigypsyism and contribute to building a racism-free society

 

2018-10-16 Sharing European Histories - Call for projects and ideas

In our diverse European society, we cannot escape history when seeking to understand the present in our search for a common future. Therefore the Evens Foundation is launching a new initiative on European history and is joining forces with EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators, to carry it out. Interested? Discover our call for projects and ideas.

2018-10-16 2019 Call for Grant Applications now open

In May 2018 the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance committed itself to a new Grant Strategy that aligns with the organizational strategy adopted at the end of 2017. The IHRA Grant Strategy supports projects which aim to safeguard the historical record (including sites, testimony and archival materials) of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and which counter distortion.