Phiren Amenca

My Story of Resistance

MySoR-My Story of Resistance: From exclusion to active participation intends to create relationships and dialogue among a diverse groups of marginalized youth and youth organisations (Dalit and tribal minority youth in India; indigenous youth in Nicaragua, Roma in Hungary and Spain and young migrant people in Italy), share and compare practices of empowering disadvantaged young people for active participation and use the tools of storytelling to allow them to develop a positive self-identity by transforming their hardships into stories of resistance. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Roma Youth Voices

The project offers capacity-building for Roma youth organizations on local and national level, aim to develop advocacy and leadership skills of young Roma leaders. Moreover, its aim is to raise the voice for mobilization and participation of Roma youth in policy-processes through national Roma youth platforms, as well as to Strengthen the role of young people and youth organizations in the context of the National Roma Integration Strategies. This project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

So Keres Europa

The So keres, Europa?! - Roma Youth Social Forums & Festival are organized every 2nd year by Phiren Amenca and its members and takes the actual European Youth Capital as an opportunity to destroy negative images about Roma in Europe and to bring international attention to the raising antigypsyism. It is promoting the importance of the recognition of challenging antigypsyism by education and by activities and initiatives lead by young people. The elements of the "So keres?!" events are: participation in different working groups, the concept and methodology of the 48 hours actions and a big public festival.

Strenghtening youth and public knowledge about the Roma Holocaust

The aims of the project are to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of Roma and non-Roma young people and their organizations and to exchange their practices related to the remembrance and education about the Roma Holocaust; to combat antigypsyism and antigypsyist narratives; to run online campaigns to raise public knowledge about these topics and to advocate to include the Roma history in school curricula and teaching materials in all V4 countries because Roma are an integral part of both national and European societies. The project is funded by the Visegrad Fund.

Terno Glaso

The aim of this project is to develop a network of Roma youth active in politics and public life and to enable them to represent their communities in national and international political fields and structures.

YAG – Youth Against Antigypsyism

The Youth Against Antigypsyism – YAG (in Romani language “yag” – “fire”) project aims to develop the capacity of young Roma and non-Roma individuals and NGOs on combating antigypsyism and promoting Roma youth participation in mainstream structures, youth policies and strategies relevant to Roma on the national and international levels. The target group of the project are predominantly Roma and non-Roma youth; mainstream youth organizations; stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, international and EU institutions, and MEPs dealing with Roma and youth inclusion/participation. The YAG-projects activities take place between January 2022 and December 2023. These include a series of capacity-building events led by the on tackling hate speech (Slovakia), intersectionality (Hungary) and Romani identity (Spain), building positive narratives about Roma (Bulgaria) and Roma youth inclusion in mainstream youth structures (France). Project partners are the Phiren Amenca International Network, Belgium (leading) and RGDTS, Hungary and Center for Interethnic Dialogue – Amalipe, Bulgaria. Within the YAG project, Phiren Amenca will conduct a study on the Roma youth participation in mainstream youth structures together with a number of international networking events (Hungary, Czechia, Belgium). RGDTS as a project partner is responsible for ensuring Roma youth participation in a series of European youth events such as the European Youth Event, the EU Roma Week and the European Youth Capital. The YAG project is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme of the European Union.