Archive July 2014

8.7.2014, NIAR – Roma on edges of poverty

Prof Dr of sociology Aleksandra Mitrovic said in SANU’s expert’s book “Development of Roma in Yugoslavia” – issues and tendencies: “Fundamental lack of previous researches of Roma ethnic group is reflected in the fact that it was studied isolated, so its properties haven”t been studied in the field of majority-minority relations, neither in the context of global social structure. Theoretically ... Read More »

8.7.2014, NIAR – Bajram Haliti: Without standard Roma language we cannot realize collective and national integration

Bajram Haliti, editor-in-chief of “Journalistic-informative agency of Roma”, said today in statement for NIAR portal: “Creation of standard Roma language is a long-term process. UNESCO and European Union, which enabled with financial support previous work of Commission for standardization of Roma language, should create conditions for establishing of relevant institutions, starting from the Department for Roma language and Romology, through ... Read More »

8.7.2014, bhstring.net – Awareness about necessity of education is raising

Integration of Roma pupils into the educational system of Tuzla canton and Brcko district of BiH had been a subject of today’s press conference that was held in SKPC “Mejdan”. Mehmed Mujic, president of the Association of citizens “Evropski put Roma” Tuzla and Cazim Salihovic, president of the Association of citizens “Romi na djelu” from Brcko have spoken to present ... Read More »

8.7.2014, ljudskaprava.gov.rs – Meeting held with representatives of national councils of national minorities

On Tuesday 8th July 2014 was held a meeting in organization of the Office for human and minorities’ rights, on which participated director of the Office for human and minorities’ rights Dr Suzana Paunovic with associates, state secretary in the Ministry of education, science and technological development prof Dr Zoran Masic with associates and representatives of national councils of national ... Read More »

7.7.2014, Blic – Popov: The most transparent is work of Hungarian national council

Results of transparency research of work of five councils of national minorities – Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Roma and Slovakian, have shown that situation is not perfect anywhere and that there are things to be improved in this regards, said today director of Center for regionalism Aleksandar Popov. – Results are diverse from council to council and best situation is at ... Read More »

7.7.2014, NIAR – Rajko Djuric about history of Roma art

Prof Dr Rajko Djuric expressed today in talk with NIAR’s editor Bajram Haliti his sights on the history of Roma art: “Roma art is of newer date. Roma resisted to numerous persecutions and survived great devastations. When they came to themselves, they started thinking about life on long term and with this thinking appeared first Roma artists – poets, painters, ... Read More »

7.7.2014, ljudskaprava.gov.rs – New composition of Council for improvement of Roma position and realization of Decade of Roma Inclusion

Government of Republic of Serbia have nominated new members of the Council for improvement of Roma position and realization of Decade of Roma Inclusion. Following persons had been nominated into the Council for improvement of Roma position and realization of Decade of Roma Inclusion: 1. for the president: – Aleksandar Vulin, minister for work, employment and social issues 2. for ... Read More »

7.7.2014, romea.cz – Fourth year of Roma Spirit awards begins

CZECH REPUBLIC – Otevřená společnost, o.p.s. (Open Society, o.p.s.) and the Michael Kocáb Foundation are announcing the fourth annual 2014 Roma Spirit awards in the Czech Republic (formerly known as Gypsy Spirit). The mission of the awards is to appreciate and popularize the active efforts of everyone who contributes toward improving the situation of Romani people in the Czech Republic. ... Read More »

7.7.2014, humanrightseurope.org – Nils Muižnieks: Hungary should do more for the human rights of Roma, migrants and disabled people

More should be done to protect the rights of Roma communities, migrants and disabled people in Hungary, according to human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks. Following a four-day visit to the country, Muižnieks revealed that Roma people continue to face segregation in both housing and education, in a “context of continuing intolerance within the country.” The Commissioner for Human Rights welcomed ... Read More »

7.7.2014, FRA – Fundamental Rights Agency works with Gender Institute to help combat violence against women

In response to EU Council conclusions from 5-6 June 2014 on ‘Preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and girls’, which called on relevant EU Agencies ‘to continue their efforts to combat violence against women and to strengthen their cooperation and pool their expertise’ – FRA will make available the dataset from its EU-wide survey on violence against ... Read More »