When did you decide to present Narerramos as an organization working for the rights of the Roma people to Ternype?
Since Nakeramos has always collaborated with Ternikalo in everything and it has helped Ternikalo to bring its projects to completion during difficult times, the decision to present its candidature seemed to be consequential.
What are the mission and the vision of Nakerramos, your role in the organization, and the main activities in this period?
With the initiative of “Youth Network for Development”- ternYpe member organization from Bulgaria, and the support of the Youth in Action Program, 33 young Roma and non-Roma from 8 countries of Europe will gather for a 7 days training course which will be held in Razlog, Bansko Blagoevgrad Bulgaria. Under the title “Strengthening youth initiatives of young Roma and non-Roma for mutual respect and European citizenship”
TernYpe new European Campaign is coming soon. We are gathering 40 Roma and non-Roma participants from 12 countries in Budapest for 5 days seminar which is organized with Council of Europe in the frame of the Roma Youth Action Plan. The Roma and non-Roma youths will work together by sharing their experiences and ideas from the grassroots level but also build a new collaborations for the future.
The Study Session aims to raise the capacity and cooperation of young Roma and non-Roma multipliers, activists and youth organization by developing and stimulating new and creative methods and approaches for a Europe-wide grassroots campaign for change recognition and grassroots mobilization.
The seminar aims to support this in several ways, including by defining vision with principles, outcomes, create slogans and messages on the basis of a campaign framework. They will raise awareness and strength common understanding of the campaign issues. Capacity-building will be another component of this seminar between the youth organization and youth activists by developing methods and action repertoire.
Present will be also Roma and non Roma volunteers, ternYpe Young Professionals, youth leaders, national campaign coordinators , online activist who are active in Roma communities and experts in working with Roma communities and Roma youth.
ternYpe Participation on 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion
On 27 June the 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion was held in Brussels, with the specific focus on health, education and employment. The Activist of Amnesty International and ERGO handed in a petition signed by over 93,000 people from all over the world, calling on the EU and in particular on commissioner Viviane Reding to take action to end discrimination against Roma .
For the first time in Panel of the Platform were representative of the Roma Youths from different countries and also people who works on field of discrimination and segregation.
Representative from the International Roma youth network “ ternype “ took a speech in the Empowerment of the Roma Youth was the key point for the presentation panel. The Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Lívia JÁRÓKA (EPP, HU) send a video message to the conference stressing the need to develop reliable indicators and assure adequate funding for Roma. The representative of ternYpe International Roma Youth Network Merdjan Jakupoc gave a strong message . “Listening to the voices of Roma youth is about listening to the voices of several million young people on the grassroots level.” He stressed also that if Roma youth are united in different structures, they are able to make their voices heard, and to develop negotiating power to obtain equal citizens rights and opportunities in education, health, labor and housing.
From November 26-30th, ternYpe - International Roma Youth Network organized in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, the seminar "Strengthening the ternYpe youth movement for respect between Roma and non-Roma youth" to reflect, to share experiences, to discuss the internal development of the network, and to discuss the specific action plan which reflects the ternYpe strategy. 30 youth leaders, representing their organizations from 9 different ternYpe member countries came together to discuss about their engagement, achievements and challenges for the empowerment and mobilization of Roma youth, and new actions and cooperation on international level were developed. The plans of 2013 include the ternYpe Academy, a new grassroots campaign and a big youth conference and commemoration event in Krakow and Auschwitz around August 2nd.
The Youth Department of the Council of Europe is launching a call for participants for the seminar “The role of youth work in combating segregation in school environments: a seminar for youth workers and actors in formal education”, which will be held in Strasbourg, 21-24 November 2012. Deadline for applying: 22 October 2012.
By organising this seminar, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe seeks to support the role of youth work, youth organisations and education actors actively engaged in fighting segregation, by promoting the exchange of practices on fighting segregation and identifying principles and approaches applicable to youth, educational, and social policies.
On the 10th September the long awaited 2012 EU Youth Report was published. This document offers us an assessment of the progress made in the eight fields of action of the EU Youth Strategy and an overall analysis of the situation of young people in Europe. The report is produced every three years by the European Commission and brings together national youth reports of the EU member states, plus Croatia, Norway, Switzerland and Montenegro. For the first time, young people were consulted throughout the process as well. The results will be transmitted to the Council of the European Union later this year.
The report that analyses the first three years of EU youth policy, welcomes the fact that all Member States have adopted national youth strategies. With this though, it recognises that young people still face many obstacles, such as the impact of the crisis. Therefore, in order to achieve the objectives set out by the EU youth strategy, such as equal opportunities for all young people and the promotion of active citizenship, further steps have to be taken. The report announces the Commission's willingness to continue working on youth employment and entrepreneurship, social inclusion and health and well being of young people. The report continues by suggesting some possible measures: non-formal and informal learning, youth guarantees and the quality framework for internships. As a conclusion, the Commission calls for a deeper cross-sectorial cooperation at the European and national level.
Youth NGOs are invited to apply to a special call for pilot projects to be funded by the European Youth Foundation. The call aims at supporting projects in the framework of the Council of Europe’s flagship project on Young People Combating Hate Speech On-line, which will be run by the youth sector between 2012 and 2014. The project aims to combat racism and discrimination in their on-line expression of hate speech by equipping young people and youth organisations with the competences necessary to recognize and act against such human rights violations. In this framework, a European-wide campaign against hate speech on-line will be running in 2013 aiming to motivate, engage and mobilise young people and youth organisations to take action against hate speech online.
In the training course on November 6 to 9, 2012 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the Youth in Action programme and good practise examples of international / Youth in Action projects involving Roma youth. The training course will cover the basics related to a project cycle and (international) project management, reinforce the motivation for the organisations to do international projects and prepare participants to face the intercultural elements and possible challenges related to international Roma youth projects. Field trip to local Roma settlements will provide an insight into a local Roma organization “Roma academic club” and their good practices of integrating young Roma into the society. Participants will also have the opportunity to share good practises and to discuss issues of their interest.