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.

 

2018-09-12 State of the Union 2018: Commission proposes new rules to get terrorist content off the web

On 12 September 2018, on the occasion of his State of the Union Address, President Jean-Claude Juncker said: "Europeans rightly expect their Union to keep them safe. This is why the Commission is today proposing new rules to get terrorist content off the web within one hour – the critical window in which the greatest damage is done."

2018-07-27 The 2th of August we aregoing to protes in front of the headquarters of the Italian Parlament

The 2th of August 2018, from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., we are going to demonstrate in the Montecitorio square, in Rome, where the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic is located. And we are going to protest there to remember the 2.897 Roma women, men and children killed during the night of the 2th of August 1944 in the Zigeunerlager of Auschwitz-Birkenau. We won’t neither forget more the over half million of brothers and sisters killed in the other extermination camps in Europe.     

2018-07-23 EXPERIENCING ROMED A legacy for improved participation of Roma communities

The knowledge, skills and values required to live in a democracy, and the ability to live together in an inclusive community, do not come naturally. And if you are Roma, acquiring that ability also represents engaging in a courageous struggle against discrimination and fighting to access spaces of political participation and decision-making where so often Roma have been rejected. It requires education for change and it obliges all involved to experience and practice ways that are able to convey change. That change has to have the capacity to respond to the collective aspirations of the community.

2018-07-09 Local authorities in Rome evicted 450 Roma in an official camp just weeks after far-right minister proposed a census.

Local authorities in Rome have cleared a Roma camp just weeks after Italy's far-right interior minister sparked widespread criticism for anti-Roma comments.