2019-10-01 Shedding light on dimensions of antigypsyism in Europe

Now is the time to review the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies. In the last ten years, Romani organisations and their allies have fought for the recognition of antigypsyism as a specific form of racism. In this context, we need to shed light on the multidimensional and complex phenomenon of antigypsyism, and how it affects the lives of Roma and – ultimately – the whole of society.

2019-09-17 EU Anti-Racism and Diversity Week

The first-ever EU Anti-Racism and Diversity Week is taking place from 23 to 26 September 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels.

2019-09-17 Justice gap: racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

Brussels, 12 September 2019 – Institutional racism prevails in criminal justice systems across the EU and impacts how racist crimes are (not) recorded, investigated and prosecuted, according to a new report published by ENAR today.

2019-06-21 European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

On August 2, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the murder of the remaining Sinti and Roma in the so called “gypsy family camp” will be commemorated at the former German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. This day was officially declared by the European Parliament in 2015 as the “European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day” commemorating 500,000 Sinti and Roma murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe.

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.