Study Session for Roma Youth Ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors of the Decade against Antigypsyism – Study Session 

Youth Ambassadors of the Decade against Antigypsyism:  
From European Commitment to Local Actions 

– Study Session – 

8.-15. September 2024 (including travel days)

European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

Application deadline EXTENDED – 20 June 2024, 23:59 CET

In case you are selected, your participation will be confirmed by the end of June at the latest, and you will need to confirm your participation by purchasing your travel tickets.

We invite young Roma and non-Roma to apply for our six-day youth meeting, a study session, to empower them as ambassadors for the “Decade to Counter Antigypsyism.” We welcome young people who already have some experience and who are able and ready to implement their own small projects to counter antigypsyism after they are back home. 

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of gender, disability, marital or parental status, racial-ethnic or social origin, religious belief, or sexual orientation. 

Objectives:

  • To introduce human rights concepts and the concept of antigypsyism to Roma and non-Roma young people
  • To support young people in recognising the manifestations and consequences of antigypsyism
  • To share successful approaches to challenging antigypsyism by making use of the CM Recommendation on Roma Youth Participation and the standards on combating antigypsyism from ECRI and the Committee of Ministers.
  • To empower participants to implement local educational projects to counter antigypsyism
  • To give young Roma and their non-Roma allies the opportunity to strengthen their support networks

Profile of the participant:

  • have some first experience in the area of combating antigypsyism or racism more broadly;
  • motivated to develop their competencies and to share their experiences with other participants;
  • aged 18 – 30 (exceptions are possible);
  • committed to attend for the full duration of the course;
  • able to work in English;
  • resident in a member state of the European Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe.

Location: 
The study session will take place in the European Youth Centre in Budapest (Hungary) from 8.-15. September 2024 (travel days are 8th and 15th September). The Youth Centre is run by the Council of Europe and frequently hosts youth programmes. It is uniquely equipped to make our stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. 

Logistics: 
The Council of Europe covers all travel and programme costs via reimbursement of real costs. The participation fee is 50 euros and will be deducted from your travel reimbursement. We will provide all participants with a detailed information sheet. 


BACKGROUND OF THE EVENT & DECADE AGAINST ANTIGYPSYISM

In the last years, ERGO Network, ternYpe – International Roma Youth Network and other partners of the “Alliance against Antigypsyism” have achieved great progress in the recognition of antigypsyism on the European political level. The European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO) with its member organisations in Central Europe and the Western Balkans and the Alliance want to address the current situation of many Roma in Europe with the large-scale campaign “Decade to Counter Antigypsyism” which started in 2022 targeting the general public, to raise awareness for antigypsyism and contribute to changing attitudes towards Roma in the majority society. 

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
m.horvathova@ergonetwork.org 

anka.psenka@gmail.com

Please note that by submitting this application, you agree to the Code of Conduct and our detailed safeguarding policy

By registering for this event, you agree that your photographs might be taken and published by ERGO Network or ternYpe International Roma Youth Network in our online and print publications and social media for the purpose of sharing updates from the event.

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Study Session for Roma Youth Ambassadors – ERGO Network

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