Youth structures are considered key partners to be consulted on issues related to youth policies by European and national authorities and have the legitimate authority to formulate opinions and recommendations on youth issues. This research aims to uncover the key barriers Roma youth organizations face when it comes to their participation in mainstream youth structures (i.e., national youth councils), but also some of the efforts and good practices on enhancing Roma youth representation across Europe.
In line with the 2020-2023 European Youth Forum (YFJ) Strategic Plan, which includes priorities such as the inclusion and diversity of marginalised and vulnerable communities, and in line with the 2020 YFJ Resolution on combating antigypsyism and the inclusion and equal participation of Roma youth, the YJF resolves to address participation of young Roma i.e., to ensure and support that Roma youth is addressed in both European and national mainstream youth policies, and that the equal participation of Roma youth organisations is strengthened. YFJ member Phiren Amenca and its partners embarked on a research project titled “Youth Against Antigypsyism – Roma youth participation in mainstream youth structures” which aims to uncover the key barriers Roma youth organizations face when it comes to their participation in mainstream youth structures (i.e., national youth councils, IYNGOs), but also some of the efforts and good practices on enhancing Roma youth representation across Europe.
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The research is part of the Youth Against Antigypsyism (YAG) project which 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.
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This research is implemented within the YAG project. The YAG project (Project No. 101049207) is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of DG Justice, European Commission and coordinated by the Phiren Amenca International Network, Belgium in partnership with RGDTS, Hungary and the Centre for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance “Amalipe”, Bulgaria. However, the views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union . Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.