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Volunteering for Roma Participation: Connect!

information for volunteers, potential volunteers, and organizations What’s new in the world of voluntary service? Follow the Phiren Amenca Facebook page and Phiren Amenca Volunteers Twitter feed to stay up to date! Already a volunteer? Share a photo and tell us about your volunteer experience on our Facebook page, or send us a tweet! What’s [...]

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Volunteering for Roma Participation: Overview

From January 2015 through June 2016, Phiren Amenca implemented a project entitled, “Volunteering – Citizen’s Tools for Roma Inclusion”, funded by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Commission. The project aimed to raise a debate about volunteering as citizens’ key tool for Roma participation, and to strengthen the civic and democratic participation of [...]

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“Az önkénteskedéssel kinyílt előttem a világ” – Interjú Kőszegi Márióval, a Roma Active Albania EVS önkéntesével

Szabó Orsolya: Bemutatnád magad röviden? Kőszegi Márió: Kőszegi Márió vagyok, 23 éves, Pécsről jöttem. Az egyetemen földrajzot tanultam, de most felfüggesztettem a tanulmányaimat, mert el akartam menni EVS-re a Roma Active Albania-hoz, Tiranába. Három hónapja élek kint Albániában. Sz.O.: Mesélnél az iskolai éveidről, a kezdetektől? Milyen iskolákba jártál? K.M.: A családommal rengeteget költöztünk, így sok [...]

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Research on Volunteering – Citizens’ tools for Roma participation

The aim of the research was to explore, discuss and analyze the civic involvement of young Roma people, their opportunities and access to be part of formal and non-formal education, their political participation as well as their access to European mobility programs, such as European Voluntary Service. Moreover we wanted to give a better picture [...]

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Conference on Volunteering – Citizens’ tools for Roma Participation

    How can voluntary service be a good tool for Roma youth participation? What are the barriers for young Roma people to be part of European Mobility Programs? What is the motivation for the Roma youth and for Roma youth organizations to fight against antigypsyism? – These were a few main questions which were [...]

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“In many countries, we have Roma councils and we have youth councils, but Roma youth are in the middle of nowhere” – Interview with Ramon Flores, FERYP

    Orsolya Szabó: Firstly can you introduce the organization you are working at, the aims and the structure of it and projects? Ramon Flores: Forum of European Roma Young People (FERYP) was established in 1995 and we were created in the framework of a campaign “All Different – All Equal” of the Council of [...]

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“I realized that the world opened up for me since I am volunteering.” – Interview with Márió Kőszegi, EVS volunteer of Roma Active Albania

Interview with Márió Kőszegi, EVS volunteer of Roma Active Albania Orsolya Szabó: Can you please introduce yourself shortly? Márió Kőszegi: I am Márió Kőszegi, I am 23 years old and I am coming from Pécs, Hungary. I have been studying geography at the university but I took a leave of absence because I wanted to [...]

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“We do all the activities for the community and within the community” – Interview with Dragan Radosavljevic, President of Minority Voice (Serbia)

    Interview with Dragan Radosavljevic, President of Minority Voice (Serbia) Orsolya Szabó: Can you please present Minority Voice? What are the aims, your main activities and how does the structure look like? Dragan Radosavljevic: We are a Roma Youth NGO, which was established in 2011. Our main goal is to develop Roma youth policy [...]

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“It’s not about what type of activity you do with them. It’s about being systematic and being honest.” – Interview with Monika Błaszczak, Former EVS volunteer of People in Need Slovakia

  Orsolya Szabó: Can you please introduce yourself? Monika Błaszczak: My name is Monika Błaszczak, I am from Poland. Before my EVS I was living in Warsaw. After my EVS I was trying to get a job in some NGOs but it was impossible, so I went back to my carrier in the business field. [...]

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„Nem szeretném, ha bárki helyettem döntene” – Interjú Orsós Melindával, a Szent Márton Caritas Alapítvány Jogi Asszisztensével[HU]

Szabó Orsolya: Bemutatnád magad röviden? Orsós Melinda: Orsós Melinda vagyok, a Tanoda szomszédságában nőttem fel itt Gilvánfán. Jelenleg a Fészek Tanodában vagyok mentor és mellette jogsegélyezem a Szent Márton Caritas Alapítványnál. Pécsen éltem, de nemrég visszaköltöztem Gilvánfára. Sz.O.: Mesélj kérlek az iskolai éveidről egy kicsit. Milyen iskolákba jártál, hogy érezted magad azokban az időkben? O.M.: Negyedikes [...]

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