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 Event 2018. It will focus on the importance of Roma participation and further develop skills on campaigning and how to do advocacy in front of a wider public. Participants of the seminar will be Roma and non-Roma youth organizations, our current and former volunteers and young activists.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
to deepen the understanding of young people in the concepts and mechanisms of antigypsyism,
to rise participants and the wider public’s awareness of antigypsyism, the anti-Roma rhetoric and the violent attacks against Roma in Europe,
to analyze and understand good practices of Roma youth involvement in processes of policy making
to develop recommendations how to improve and emphasize the importance of double mainstreaming – including Roma issues in youth policies and youth issues in Roma policies,
to combine advocacy with creative campaigning; to learn online and offline methods for creative campaigning,
to give more visibility about the work of local Roma youth activists and local Roma youth organizations in Europe and to fight for a recognition for their work,
to strengthen the political dialogue with stakeholders through a meeting with MEPs and elaborating a strategy how to have meetings with stakeholders on local and national level,
PROFILE OF THE PARTICIPANTS
The project targets Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, workers, multipliers, trainers, volunteers and former long-term volunteers of the Phiren Amenca network, and its member and partner organizations, in particular multipliers who work on local, national or international level on issues of empowerment, participation, mobilization and self-organization.
Working language: English
ABOUT THE EUROPEAN YOUTH EVENT 2018
Phiren Amenca has already participated in the European Youth Event 2014 and 2016. As it is a great space for raising the voices of young people, our aim is to bring more minority youth there in the third edition in May 2018.
The European Youth Event (EYE) is a unique opportunity for thousands of young Europeans to make their voices heard. During the event more than 7000 young people gathered for two days to exchange ideas with European decision makers and to come up with innovative solutions for the future. The YoFest, coordinated by the European Youth Forum, creates a space for youth organizations to shape parts of the program and bring their issues to participants from all over Europe.
Article and links about the EYE
!!! Deadline: Fill in the application form until 22 December, 2017 !!!
The application form you find here:
PARTICIPATION FEE AND COSTS
For this activity there is NO participation fee.
The accommodation and food is covered by the organizers, Phiren Amenca
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Write to Judit Ignácz (Phiren Amenca) at: firstname.lastname@example.org