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New program “Erasmus +” promotes the mobility of young people

Phiren Amenca is pleased to inform you that the Council of the European Union adopted on December 3, 2013 the regulation establishing  “ERASMUS+”, the Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. The new program brings together the current programs in education, training and youth – Comenius, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo [...]

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ELCA Volunteers’ Retreat

For a number of years the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has either been a participant with or supporter of Phiren Amenca and its forerunner, the Roma-Gadge Dialogue Through Service. In September 2013 five ELCA young adult volunteers arrived from the USA and Canada to spend a volunteer year in separate locations across Hungary, [...]

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Phiren Amenca Member Amaro Drom Wins Human Rights Award

Phiren Amenca founding member Amaro Drom e.V. (Germany) has been awarded with the Social Human Rights Award 2013 of Eberhard Schultz Foundation for Social Human Rights and Participation. The jury voted for Amaro Drom because of its strong participatory character through its involvement of Roma youth in the concrete work. They pointed out that it [...]

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SAVE THE DATE: Phiren Amenca Study Session for volunteers March 2014

SAVE THE DATE! Phiren Amenca Study Session for volunteers on March 16 until 22, 2014 in the European Youth Centre in Budapest Phiren Amenca will organize in cooperation with the Council of Europe Youth Department a study session in the European Youth Centre in Budapest in the time from March 16 until 22 with the [...]

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European Youth Campaign for Recognition of the Roma Genocide

The Phiren Amenca network took part in the ternYpe study session in the European Youth Centre in Budapest on campaigning. After the successful youth conference of the Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative – “Dik i na Bistar” 2013 in Krakow, Auschwitz, ternYpe started a one year Europe-wide campaign for recognition of the Roma Genocide through grassroots [...]

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Successful EVS preparation seminar held in Budapest

The first international volunteers´preparation seminar ran from 27-28th of September, 2013 in the Phiren Amenca office in Budapest. 10 Roma volunteers came together before their service to get information about EVS and the support system, to discuss about practical questions and to focus on intercultural learning, conflict resolution and future opportunities and fighting antigypsyism with Phiren [...]

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Learn from the past – be active now: Phiren Amenca workshop on volunteering for change

“DIK I NA BISTAR – Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2013″ Phiren Amenca had a workshop during the “DIK I NA BISTAR – Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2013″ Conference and Commemoration on the 1st of August, 2013 in Krakow, Poland. In this workshop we discussed with participants how voluntary service can be a tool for combining remembrance [...]

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First Slovakian seminar to strengthen the inclusion of Roma youth in the EVS program

Cadca (Slovakia), September 25-26, 2013 Roma and non-Roma organizations from Slovakia came together in a 2 day lasting seminar in order to learn about the European Voluntary Service program, and to discuss about inclusion of Roma youth in the Youth in Action program. The Phiren Amenca network participated as well, and was able to share [...]

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International conference on volunteering in Uzhgorod, Ukraine

Uzhgorod, 27.09.2013 The Phiren Amenca Network shared its experiences and perspectives on international voluntary service as a tool for social change during an international conference organized by its Ukrainian member organization TOUCH Project Charitable Foundation. The annual conference is held in cooperation with the Social Work Department in the Uzhgorod National University and pursues the [...]

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Video: Challenging Antigypsyism – The European “Boogie Man” Complex

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. We spoke with some of those participants about their [...]

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