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The European “Boogie Man” Complex – Phiren Amenca Study Session on Challenging Antigypsyism

The European “Boogie Man” Complex – Phiren Amenca Study Session on Challenging Antigypsyism ran from October 14 – 20, 2012 at the European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary. 40 Roma and non-Roma volunteers, volunteer candidates, youth leaders came together from 15 countries in Europe and North America. The study session raised awareness of youth activism to [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Florian Brecht

Taves Baxtalo! Hello! I am Florian and I am a French EVS volunteer for 9 months in Barcelona. I am doing my volunteering at the Federation of Roma Associations of Catalonia, which gives support to all local Roma Associations, defends and promotes the rights and culture of the Roma people. I was not very aware of [...]

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Summer Camp in Uzhgorod, Ukraine

From May 26 – June 10, 2012 Phiren Amenca Member Organization TOUCH Project is hosting a summer camp open to up to 12 volunteer participants. Participants will renovate facilities and entertain kids at two Roma schools in in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. The summer camp is organized with Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste. To get involved visit www.provinzpalast.de!

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Volunteer Profile: Gosia Drewa

Hi, I’m Gosia Drewa from Poland, and I’m doing my voluntary service in Kosovo. I’ve been working here since September 2011 and I have to admit that I went to Kosovo a bit by accident. When I was looking for a voluntary project, I knew one thing: I want to go to Balkans or to [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Merdjan Jakupov

My name is Merdjan Jakupov. I come from Macedonia and I’m 24 years old, and I was doing my voluntary service last year from January – December 2011 in Amaro Drom e.V. Berlin. I come from the north-east of Macedonia, a small town called Kratovo. In my home town I was a member of the [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Georgi Ivanov

2012 is for me the year of new Experience, new Views and new Starts Until June 2011, I studied Social Pedagogy in Bulgaria. As social work varies greatly from country to country, I decided to raise my understanding of how colleagues in other countries cope with their work. I have chosen Germany for my voluntary service because I already speak the [...]

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Welcome to Planet Paprika – Garbage Dreams

On April 19, 2012 the Phiren Amenca volunteers of Planet Paprika, with Szemétálmok – Garbage Dreams visited Budapest’s 10th District to collect reclaimed art supplies and make interviews… photos

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Welcome to Planet Paprika – Build a Planet!

From April 15-21, 2012, nineteen Roma and non-Roma volunteers from across Europe and North America came to Budapest, Hungary for a special seminar supporting their voluntary service work in challenging stereotypes and racism. These citizens of “Planet Paprika” built and installed a public art sculpture to send their message of positive paprika vibrations out into [...]

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Welcome to Planet Paprika – Flashmob

From April 15-21, 2012, nineteen Roma and non-Roma volunteers from across Europe and North America came to Budapest, Hungary for a special seminar “Welcome to Planet Paprika,” supporting their voluntary service work in challenging stereotypes and racism. These citizens of “Planet Paprika” created a dance choreography to send their message of positive paprika vibrations out [...]

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Welcome to Planet Paprika – Special Thanks

Károly Óvári FAÁG BARÁTI KÖR EGYESÜLET Szidónia Sólyom József Rostás ternYpe Magyarország György Lissauer  Open Society Institute – Youth Initiative Máté Balogh Morva Csaba Lakatos György Sead Kazanxhu Nicole Magne Justin Petkeau Holokauszt Emlékközpont – Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center Szemétálmok – Garbage Dreams

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