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Regional Volunteer Seminar 2019

From January 24-27, Phiren Amenca organized our annual Regional Volunteer Seminar in Budapest, Hungary. Thirteen volunteers serving in placement sites across Hungary and Serbia gathered together in the 8th District for a four-day conference on recognizing and combating antigypsyism in their communities. Ten participants were from the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the […]

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Putren le Jakha – Open Your Eyes! International Youth Conference 2018

Last December, Phiren Amenca held its fifth annual international youth conference, Putren le Jakha – Open Your Eyes! in the European Youth Centre of Budapest, Hungary. Our conference brought together 35 participants from 13 different countries across Europe and North America to understand, recognize and interrogate antigypsyism in their different contexts. Antigypsyism is a word […]

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How to participate?

„Tools for Roma Youth Participation – access and opportunities of Roma youth in the policy processes   Participation in decision making processes is of great importance. In the experience of The organisations of Phiren Amenca International Network Roma young people are rarely involved in local, community level or national discussions about issues which affect their […]

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Phiren Amenca Regional Seminar “Volunteerism to challenge stereotypes and antigypsyism”

In 2016, during the second weekend of December, we had the Phiren Amenca (PA) Regional Seminar for volunteers serving in Roma communities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in Budapest. Twelve young participants from the US, Germany, France and Italy participated at this seminar, with the coordination of five facilitators, from Hungary, US and Romania. […]

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Putren le Jakha! – opening our eyes to antigypsyism

During the second week of October 2016, Putren Le Jakha! was held in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The third annual conference on antigypsyism brought together 42 youth participants representing the countries of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain. Throughout the conference, participants learned about topics such as racism, discrimination and antigypsyism. They also […]

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Volunteering in Roma community – reality or fiction

Open Call for participants for an International conference about volunteering within Roma communities June 22-25, 2016. Budapest, Hungary Number of participants: 30 (from Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Austria,Slovenia) The conference is recommended for: current and former volunteers, volunteer candidates, youth workers, youth leaders, project managers and activists. Aims of the conference: The aims of […]

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Challenging Antigypsyism through grassroots activism April 2016, Banska Bystrica, Valaská, Slovakia

„Challenging Antigypsyism through grassroots activism” – Phiren Amenca volunteer seminar ran from April 18-24, 2016 in Valaská and Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. 40 Roma and non-Roma volunteers and youth leaders came together to learn more about the situation of Roma in Slovakia, about antigypsysism and its manifestations in Europe and to learn about history of Roma […]

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Seminar: “Volunteer experience”

Volunteering abroad is a fascinating experience, where one can learn new skills and knowledge by being in an unfamiliar environment, meet people from different cultures and see new places of the world. However, there are those sides of international volunteering that we also need to be prepared for: it can be challenging, tiring and difficult […]

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Personal reflection about the seminar “Roma, Migration and Human Rights”

Phiren Amenca is a network of Roma and non-Roma volunteering organizations that organized, in cooperation with VISA L’Année Diaconalé as partner organization from France,  the fall seminar of 2014 in Strasbourg. 40 Roma and non-Roma youth leaders and youth activists from all around Europe gathered for 6 days in Strasbourg, France. This seminar was an […]

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Volunteering for Remembrance

Volunteering for Remembrance! Phiren Amenca seminar on remembrance and human rights education Dates: 29 April – 06 May 2015 (including arrival and departure) Application: March 6, 2015 Programme dates: 6 program days (without arrival and departure) Place: Oravita, Romania  (https://goo.gl/maps/uPmp1) This seminar is organized by Phiren Amenca and its member organization Nevo Parudimos.   Short […]

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