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ERGO Network

ERGO fights against antigypsyism, advocates for better policies for Roma in Europe, creates strong networks and empowers Roma activists.


ERGO NETWORK ANNUAL PUBLIC EVENT: Roma Access to Mainstream Education This past 19 November, ERGO Network organised its annual public event, dedicated this year to debating how to ensure that Roma pupils and students can access mainstream education on equal footing and how to make education systems and establishments more inclusive, by combating segregation and
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PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 22/11/2019 Roma Active Albania and ERGO Network Award the Most Roma Friendly Mayors in the European Parliament on November 19, 2019 Roma Active Albania and the European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network organized an award ceremony in the European Parliament to acknowledge positive examples of local authorities – efforts of seven Mayors
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Annual Members Meeting 2019 From 20-22 October 2019, ERGO Network’s members came together in Skopje, North Macedonia, to share updates from the past year, set future priorities and learn from each other. On day 1, the participants attended working groups to define the future priorities of the organisation   on the topics of employment, data collection
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ERGO NETWORK DELEGATION OF NATIONAL MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL ACTION GROUPS MEET EUROPEAN COMMISSION DESK OFFICERS TO DISCUSS CLLD  On 10 and 11 October, ERGO Network facilitated a meeting between its national members and representatives of Local Action Groups from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania, and the Desk Officers responsible for these countries
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🏆 Congratulations to Abdul Batur from #Konak, Turkey for receiving the Most #RomaFriendlyMayor award:
⚠️Established a Roma working group in the city council
⚠️Opened town centres for disadvantaged people
⚠️ Increased employability of Roma, especially women


🏆 Congratulations Vladan Glisic from #Mladenovac, Serbia for receiving the Most #RomaFriendlyMayor award for adopting a sustainable and funded Local Action Plan. The municipality has eg taken over housing units for the most vulnerable Roma families from Belgrade.


🏆 Congratulations to Kurto Dudush from #SutoOrizari, North Macedonia for being the 1.Roma mayor awarded with the #RomaFriendlyMayor award. 

⚠️Understands challenges
⚠️Built infrastructure
⚠️Constructed medical centers
⚠️ Supports Roma in education and employment


🏆 Congratulations to Petar Smolovic from #BijeloPolje, Montenegro: 
✔️ Building housing units
✔️Strategic planning with the Roma community
✔️ Support for Roma NGOs for projects that directly target Roma and their inclusion at local level

@mladi_romi @MONTENEGROtoEU @eu_near

🏆 Congratulations to Mr. Imri Ahmeti from Lipjan in Kosovo: 

The municipality has a Roma vice mayor and continuously supports Roma families to improve their living conditions, for example through projects in housing and employment, and through Learning Centres.


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