Discrimination against Roma - the Challenges of anti-Gypsyism and Multiple Discrimination

Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015

Presidency of Montenegro

30-31 January 2014 | Podgorica, Montenegro 

 

Agenda

 

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I: HISTORY OF ANTI-GYPSYISM

Chair: Aleksandra Bojadzieva, Research and Policy Officer, Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation  

 

Rudko Kawczyinski, President of the European Roma and Travelers Forum 

 

Discussion 

 

Provide a clear overview and summary of the history of anti-Gypsyism and its rise, neglecting to deal with it and to recognize it as a specific type of racism.  

 

II: ANTI-GYPSYISM IN TODAY’S EUROPE

Facilitator: Robert Rustem, Head of Secretariat, European Roma and Travelers Forum 

 

Work in groups; practical exercises; discussions   

 

Emphasize the current situation, i.e. the rise of anti-Gypsyism; violations of human rights, and current research findings; presentations focused on recent issues in CZ, SK, HU, FR, MK. 

 

III: THE WAY FORWARD – LEGAL PERSPECTIVE 

Facilitator: Adam Weiss, Legal Director, European Roma Rights Center

 

Work in groups; practical exercises; discussions   

 

Theoretical and practical overview of relevant legislation; share experiences in dealing with anti-Gypsyism cases. 

 

IV: THE WAY FORWARD – ACTIVISM 

Facilitator: Dezideriu Gergely, Executive Director, European Roma Rights Center

 

Work in groups; practical exercises; discussions   

 

Provide participants with an overview of possible advocacy opportunities to tackle anti-Gypsyism; discuss possibilities for activism.

 

V: MULTIPLE DISCRIMINATION – GENDER CHALLENGES 

Chair: Orhan Usein, Program Coordinator, Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation 

 

Tatjana Peric, Social Research Fellow, ERSTE Foundation 

 

Fatima Nasa, Program Assistant, NGO Center for Roma initiative, Montenegro

 

Discussion 

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS  

 

Aleksandra Bojadzieva, Research and Policy Officer, Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation  

 

 

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