2011-11-23 EU Platform for Roma Inclusion: Frequently asked questions

Who are the Roma? Who are the Roma? How does the Platform support Roma integration? What are the benefits of better Roma integration? What are the benefits of better Roma integration?

2011-11-03 Lithuania's wartime remembrances send mixed messages, critics say

Lithuanian political and religious leaders commemorate the Holocaust this summer at a ceremony held in connection with the country's Year of the Holocaust initiative.  (Courtesy Faina Kukliansky)

Lithuanian political and religious leaders commemorate the Holocaust this summer at a ceremony held in connection with the country's Year of the Holocaust initiative. (Courtesy Faina Kukliansky) http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/10/11/3089669/lithuanian-holocaust-initiative-divides-countrys-jewish-community

 

2011-11-03 First Anniversary of the Strasbourg Declaration: Timeline of change

 

For the past year, the Council of Europe has been a central hub for discussion and pan-European action on Roma issues, as governments seeks constructive measures which will bring hope to the region’s largest ethnic minority.
Below is a timeline of the Council of Europe's activity since the Strasbourg Declaration on Roma was agreed at a high-level ministerial summit one year ago today. 
http://www.humanrightseurope.org/2011/10/strasbourg-declaration-timeline-of-change/

 

2011-11-03 Museum of Romani Culture celebrates the 20th anniversary

By Michal Kašpárek 10/23/2011 Check out the official page for more info. http://brnonow.com/2011/10/museum-of-romani-culture/

Artist Marina Obradovic showing a piece of her recent exhibition in the Museum of Romani Culture.

2011-11-03 Amnesty International: Time for local authorities to protect human rights of Roma

This is a call on local officials to halt systemic discrimination which is keeping these people in ghettos across Europe”, said Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office. 

2011-11-03 Commissioner for Human Rights - ''The Romani Holocaust and Contemporary Challenges: Tackling Discrimination and Human Rights Abuse of Roma''

In my review of the areas on which I believe Europe and its countries must concentrate their efforts towards Roma inclusion, anti-Gypsyism is therefore a natural stepping stone. (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg)

2011-11-03 European Court of Human Rights publishes country factsheets

2011-11-03 Baltic Roma 6th meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion - 17th-18th November, 2011 - Brussels

The meeting will combine workshops and plenary sessions to provide all stakeholders - Member States, EU institutions, international organisations and civil society organisations - with adequate space for exchanges and joint reflection. http://ec.europa.eu/justice/events/roma-platform/index.html

 

2011-10-11 Discrimination and negative discourse against Roma and Sinti must stop, say participants at OSCE human rights conference

Jeroen Schokkenbroek, the Council of Europe Secretary General’s Special Representative for Roma Issues said that hostile and provocative public discourse concerning Roma and Sinti deepens inter-ethnic tensions and perpetuate prejudices.

2011-10-02 The Declaration Of Roma Youth Conference Participants On The Recent Rise Of Racist Violence in Europe

Participants of the Roma Youth Conference in Strasbourg are using the opportunity to share with you the Declaration about the unbearable increase of violence and hatred particularly in BulgariaCzech Republic as well as in other European countries.