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Networking and Capacity-Building Event – November 2017, Budapest

Summary The aims of the Phiren Amenca networking meeting were to address key questions on European level regarding youth activism, active citizenship and voluntary service with a strong focus on the inclusion of Roma youth. During the networking meeting the partner organizations could share their practices, and could reflect about current needs and challenges in [...]

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So keres, Europa?! – Roma Youth Social Forum 2017

Summary Phiren Amenca International Network and its partners brought together 150 young Roma and non-Roma people from all over Europe to the European Youth Capital Varna, Bulgaria between August 24-30. 2017 to raise their voices against racism and discrimination towards Roma people in Europe. After a general input on the situation of Roma in Bulgaria [...]

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Learning to Become a Change-Maker

Hello everybody! I’m Bálint and I am 23-years-old. I am from a little town in the middle of Hungary where I spent my life, until I was 18-years-old and I started university in Pécs. I studied biology and geography (dual degree) to become a teacher. I have always liked geography because I am very interested in [...]

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Fall seminar on Antigypsyism – Novi Sad 2017

The seminar gathered 30 Roma and non-Roma participants to raise the awareness and activism to challenge antigypsyism, discuss their ideas, initiatives, activities and open questions concerning this topic. Roma and non Roma youth leaders, youth workers, activists, current and former volunteers and multipliers came together to challenge stereotypes and antigypsyism, to develop tools for local actions [...]

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Open Call for European Voluntary Service in the Phiren Amenca Network

Voluntary Service for young Roma and non-Roma in Europe Voluntary service in the Phiren Amenca Network in 2018-2019   DEADLINE: February 15, 2018   Are you a young Roma and interested to engage as a volunteer abroad in a social project or in a Roma organization for 6 to 12 months? Are you a young [...]

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!!!!!Deadline Extended until 22 December!!! Young Roma Advocates – International Seminar & European Youth Event (EYE 2018)

Young Roma Advocates – International Seminar & EYE 2018   Date: 27 May 2018 – 3 June 2018 Place: Strasbourg, France Coordinating organization: Phiren Amenca (BE) Number of participants: 15, age between 18-30   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY The activity will take place in Strasbourg, France and consists of 5-program-days, including advocacy days in the European Youth [...]

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Meeting Hungarian EVS organizations

  A 2-day meeting of Hungarian EVS organizations was organized by the Hungarian National Agency on the 5th and 6th of December in Budapest, where Phiren Amenca was represented by Anna Daróczi EVS coordinator.   Approximately 26 people participated from 20 NGOs who fulfill the roles of either sending, or receiving or coordinating or all [...]

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Angie about Fall Seminar in Novi Sad 2017

Last week, I was given the opportunity to participate in the Phiren Amenca Fall Seminar on Challenging Antigypsyism in Novi Sad, Serbia. This was my first experience with the Phiren Amenca team and one that I found imperative to my growth as a strong ally to Roma communities. The conference was a fantastic space to network with [...]

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Tükrök Kézikönyv - Emeri jogi neveléssel a cigányellenesség leküzdéséért Letölthető kézikönyv   A kézikönyv letölthető itt: Tükrök kézikönyv Jelen kiadvány az Európa Tanács Roma Fiatalok Akcióterve keretében készült, ami 2011-ben indult, válaszul azon kihívásokra, amelyekkel az európai roma fiataloknak kell szembesülniük, főként a társadalomban betöltött szerepük és az általuk tapasztalt megkülönböztetés különféle fajtái vonatkozásában. A cigányellenesség széles körben [...]

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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Hello everyone! My name is Pearl Penumaka and I am the 2017-2018 volunteer with Phiren Amenca, through the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I was born in India and grew up in California, with a passion for books, traveling, cultural exchange and social justice. Growing up in an [...]

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