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Roma in the past and today

Seminar / Conference

25-28 February 2018 | Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

International conference

Context of the conference

In many totalitarian countries minorities were not considered of the perfect race, or did not fit into the ideology of the totalitarian societies. The Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race and in October 1939 all Roma were ordered to be sent to concentration camps. During this period, Roma were subjected to genocide and totally denied of their civil rights. All these years, it was not spoken much about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the World War II. Discrimination against them and violation of their rights are still prevalent in today’s Europe.
Context of the conference


The conference is envisaged to give introduction to the Roma Holocaust and HRE topic. The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques.


Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.

Participants must also:

• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country
• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants
• be aged 18 –
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
• be able to work in English
• be resident in one of the European countries, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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Training overview

This Seminar / Conference is

for 25 participants

from Albania, Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers


Roma Youth Center (NGO/Others)

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski


Phone: /


There is no participation fee. The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and
any program-related costs. Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by
bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings,
boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a
certain amount:
- Western Europe max. 250 Euro,
- Central and Eastern Europe max 200 €;
- Albania, Serbia; Bosnia and Herzegovina: return bus ticket price
Cheaper tickets will be one of the criteria in selection process.
for questions contact the organizers.
The accommodation is going to be in WIP Hotel in Skopje – city center, Macedonia

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