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“Don’t be afraid of changes!”

“Don’t be afraid of changes!” This is what I am telling myself all the time. Hello everyone! My name is Marian. I am 21 years old (soon to be 22) and I started my 10 months European Voluntary Service at the international organization Phiren Amenca a week ago. They are specialised in both technical and [...]

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Using Non-Formal Education to Counter Early School Leaving

Phiren Amenca joined EgyüttHató Egyesület / Association Co-Efficient (Hungary) and Nevo Parudimos (Romania) in the launch of the project “Learned Inactivity – Decreasing the Number of ESL Students in Disadvantaged Communities with the Power of Non-Formal Learning” (abbreviated as LEADNFL).  The project focuses on early school leaving among Roma young people in disadvantaged communities, and [...]

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Annual Report 2014

Phiren Amenca International Network published its Annual Report for the year 2014. 2014 was a successful year in which many young Roma and non-Roma participated in our programs. We continued the elaboration of our long-term strategy and took our structural development to a new level. The year started well, with the first Phiren Amenca volunteer seminar [...]

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Open letter of the Roma Solidarity March „City for the people, not for profit”

The Roma solidarity march „City for the people, not for profit”, dedicated to victims of forced evictions, will take place in Cluj-Napoca on 17 July 2015 as a cultural-civic action, part of the “So Keres, Europa?! – Changemakers’ week in Cluj-Napoca. Young Roma and Non-Roma Claim their Space in Europe” event. Such forced evictions are [...]

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Romancipate Youthself – EVS Opportunity in Association of Young Roma (AYR) in Slovakia

Volunteer for 12 months in 2015-2016 (starting October 2015) with AYR DEADLINE: 20 September, 2015. Applicant countries: Hungary, Romania, Italy Association of Young Roma and Phiren Amenca opened a call for applications for young Roma between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (EU Erasmus+ program) project in Slovakia. The project activities [...]

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Promotion of intercultural dialogue between Roma and non Roma through youth participation – EVS opportunity with FAGIC in Barcelona, Spain

Volunteer for 12 months in 2016-2017 (starting October 2016) with FAGIC   DEADLINE: May 30, 2016. Number of volunteers: 2 Applicant country: Italy, Romania   Phiren Amenca and FAGIC currently opened a call for applications for young people between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (Erasmus+ program) project in Barcelona. [...]

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Volunteering for change – EVS opportunity with ERGO in Brussels, Belgium

Volunteer for 12 months in 2015-2016 (starting September 2015) with ERGO DEADLINE: June 30, 2015 Number of volunteers: 1    Phiren Amenca and ERGO currently opened a call for applications for young people between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (Erasmus+ program) project in Brussels. The 12 months lasting project [...]

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Seminar “Europe of Diasporas” – Paris, June 2015

Application deadline: May 15, 2015 Participants are invited to apply to take part in an international seminar that will take place in Paris on June 26-28 on the subject of “A Europe of Diasporas”. Together with young Armenian, Jewish and Roma activists, we will spend a weekend in Paris discussing issues common to our communities: Discrimination and [...]

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Crossborder Roma Cooperation

This training-course for Roma youth organizations takes place on May 26 until May 30 in Slovenia. Youth In Action programme has been supporting Roma participation in the programme since 2012. In 2015 Slovenian and and Hungarian National agencies are organizing TC for Roma organizations, with the aim to offer the opportunitiy to meet potential future [...]

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European Parliament recognizes 2 August as the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

April 15, 2015 marked a historical moment. The European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to finally adopt a resolution which recognizes “the historical fact of the genocide of Roma that took place during World War II” and concludes “that a European day should be dedicated to commemorating the victims of the genocide of the [...]

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