Date: November 9-15. 2015.
Place: Barcelona, Spain
This conference is organized by FAGIC and its partner organizations: Phiren Amenca (BE), Romano Centro (AT), NevoParudimos (RO), Roma Active Albania (AL), RGDTS Nonprofit Kft. (HU).
Based on various experiences and projects from 2012, antigypsyism appeared as increasingly relevant topic in the youth work of Phiren Amenca, especially regarding educational approaches and youth activism.
Romano Centro organised the first International Roma Youth Conference on Antigypsyism which was held in Austria, between November 10-16. 2014. in Vienna. The conference was organised by Phiren Amenca’s member organisation, Romano Centro, and its partner organisations. As it was a very successful and efficient event, our network decided to continue the conference and organise it every year, involving the members and volunteers of the Phiren Amenca Network. This year FAGIC took an important role in this development and took the responsibility to apply for an ERASMUS+ KA1 grant as well as to coordinate and host the conference in Barcelona with a support of its member organisations. This project brings together 50 current and former volunteers, youth leaders, multipliers, trainers and activists from six different countries during a 5 day lasting youth exchange in Barcelona, Spain.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The seminar aims to raise the awareness and activism to challenge antigypsyism, discuss their ideas, initiatives, activities and open questions concerning this topic. 50 Roma and non Roma youth leaders, youth workers, activists, current and former volunteers and multipliers will come together to challenge stereotypes and antigypsyism, to develop tools for local actions and campaigns and to engage in a public action for Roma rights during the seminar in Barcelona and after it taking it to their own countries.
Main objectives of the seminar are:
• To explore the concept of antigypsyism, its manifestations today and identify and develop responses through education and creative campaigns (for instance media, blog, art, music, street actions etc.);
• Strengthening the development of critical thinking of the participants regarding antigypsyism and the situation of Roma in Europe, specifically in Spain by visiting local Roma communities there;
• Sharing, developing, and training of innovative and creative methods and approaches of local actions;
• Engage in a public action for Roma rights and to challenge stereotypes, racism and antigypsyism;
• Encourage the development of joint local follow-up activities.
A short intro about the conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxLb9n4MkK0&feature=youtu.be