About the project

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The project « Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative » was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”.

Event 1: Kick-off conference in Rome
Participation: The event involved 40 citizens, including: 4 participants from Italy; 2 participants from Netherland; 3 participants from Germany; 2 participants form Hungary; 3 participants from Slovakia; 3 participants from Poland; 2 participants from Bulgaria; 2 participants from Spain; 3 participants from Romania; 3 participants from Czech Republic; 3 participants from Republic of Macedonia; 3 participants from Albania; 2 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina; 3 participants from Croatia; 2 participants from Belgium.
Location / Dates: The event took place in Rome, Italy, from 07/03/2014 to 10/03/2014
Short description: The aims of the event were to discuss the whole project in details, get to know each other better, share expectations, knowledge and experience. Working groups, providing historical background of the planned events and detailed planning helped to develop specific teams focusing on education, partners coordination and communication, advocacy strategy and organizational strategy
 
Event 2: Survivors march for peace from Tuzla to Srebrenica and Youth Festival in Srebrenica
Participation: The event involved 60 citizens, including: 3 participants from Italy; 3 participants from Netherland; 4 participants from Germany; 4 participants form Hungary; 3 participants from Slovakia; 4 participants from Poland; 4 participants from Bulgaria; 3 participants from Spain; 4 participants from Romania; 3 participants from Czech Republic; 4 participants from Republic of Macedonia; 4 participants from Albania; 10 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina; 3 participants from Croatia; 4 participants from Belgium
Location / Dates: The event took place in Tuzla and Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, from 08/07/2014 to 12/07/2014
Short description: The aim of the event was to raise awareness among young generation about the Roma Genocide, recent genocides and forms of persecution. During this event it was started a documentary, produced materials for the website and a Holocaust Education toolkit. It also was an occasion to build a strong platform in order to advocate for the recognition of the 2nd August as a memorial day for the Roma Genocide.
 
Event 3: Seminar “Strenghten the culture of memory among young generations” and Remembrance Commemoration event in Auschwitz
Participation: The event involved 563 citizens, including 31 participants from Italy; 54 participants from Netherland; 57 participants from Germany; 44 participants form Hungary; 31 participants from Slovakia; 52 participants from Poland; 30 participants from Bulgaria; 41 participants from Spain; 56 participants from Romania; 30 participants from Czech Republic; 27 participants from Republic of Macedonia; 29 participants from Albania; 25 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina; 29 participants from Croatia; 27 participants from Belgium
Location / Dates: The event took place in Krakow and Auschwitz, Poland, from 30/07/2014 to 04/08/2014
Short description: The aim of the event was to share and learn from the history, from experts and academics and especially from each other, about the Roma Holocaust during the 2° War World. During the youth event, the facts from the past were explored, as well as the present challenges and dangers in Europe were discussed and debated. This was fantastic opportunity offering time for both social and professional networking activities, including a public market of initiatives and organizations, as well as space for sharing and learning in workshops.
 
Event 4: Seminar on Remembrance and Holocaust Education on the Roma Genocide
Participation: The event involved 40 citizens, including 3 participants from Italy; 2 participants from Netherland; 6 participants from Germany; 2 participants form Hungary; 3 participants from Slovakia; 2 participants from Poland; 2 participants from Bulgaria; 2 participants from Spain; 3 participants from Romania; 3 participants from Czech Republic; 3 participants from Republic of Macedonia; 2 participants from Albania; 2 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina; 3 participants from Croatia; 2 participants from Belgium
Location / Dates: The event took place in Berlin, German from 13/12/2014 to 16/12/2014
Short description: The aim of the event was to share experiences and practices, to work on the development of educational methods, tools and strategies, and to develop and coordinate future educational and advocacy actions. The participants discussed in the seminar, how young Roma and non-Roma can build a European culture based on respect, dialogue, human rights and equal opportunities.
 
Event 5: Closing Conference and presentation of projects results to European institutions in Brussels
Participation: The event involved 80 citizens, 6 participants from Italy; 4 participants from Netherland; 6 participants from Germany; 4 participants form Hungary; 6 participants from Slovakia; 4 participants from Poland; 4 participants from Bulgaria; 4 participants from Spain; 6 participants from Romania; 6 participants from Czech Republic; 6 participants from Republic of Macedonia; 4 participants from Albania; 4 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina; 6 participants from Croatia; 10 participants from Belgium.
Location / Dates: The event took place in Brussels, Belgium from 14/03/2015 to 17/03/2015
Short description: The aim of the event was to advocate for wider recognition of the Roma genocide, as well as to present the practices and conclusions of the Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative to the European Parliament, European Commission and international stakeholders.