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 work as Roma and non-Roma volunteers, working with Phiren Amenca to create opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue and engagement, in order to challenge stereotypes and racism.
The most useful thing I’ve found in the Phiren Amenca seminars is the idea to give the opportunity to young people that work in the same direction to meet, and to exchange with each other, and to have this feeling that we are not alone. This feeling is really great. -Georgi, volunteer
Challenging Antigypsyism – The European “Boogie Man” Complex [short version]
Challenging Antigypsyism – The European “Boogie Man” Complex [full video]
videography: Kristyna Balaban
editing and interviews: Quintin Bart
music: D’Arcy Stearns & Quintin Bart