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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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Welcome to Planet Paprika

  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. The participants are doing their voluntary service in Ukraine, Romania, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Kosovo. Each spring and fall [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Bekki Schön

Salut, szia and servus I am a German volunteer here in Romania, too. I am working together with Caro, Aninka and Eva in an after school program for socially disadvantaged children. Each morning we are travelling from the wonderful city Cluj-Napoca to our working place, Mera, a little village near by. It is amazing that [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Caro Barth

Since September I’ve been volunteering in the village Mera, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. When I came here I had different expectations concerning my project, the new city, the new country and the people living here. I knew that there are many Hungarian people, and in some regions of Transylvania, German Saxons as well. But how [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Rachel Daley

When I recently returned to placement after the Phiren Amenca seminar, everyone wanted an explanation for my week-long absence. I tried to answer that I had attended a seminar for volunteers working on different Roma projects around Europe, that we learned and reflected on our experiences and motivations. One person asked me pointblank, “Everyone from [...]

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Phiren Amenca Volunteer Seminar Fall 2011

The Phiren Amenca Volunteer Seminar Fall 2011 ran from November 30th to December 4th, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. 9 volunteers participated, Roma and non-Roma, coming from volunteer placements in Germany, Romania, and Ukraine. The volunteers’ countries of origin include Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, Macedonia, USA. The seminar war financed with the support of Presbyterian Church USA. [...]

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Phiren Amenca – RGDTS Volunteer Seminar Spring 2011

The Phiren Amenca – RGDTS Volunteer Seminar Spring 2011 was held in Berlin, Germany. 20 young Roma and non-Roma volunteers participated. The seminar ran for 6 days from February 17 – 22. For further information, see Volunteer Seminar Spring 2011 Evaluation photos

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