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.

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.