Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia at the European Parliament

Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia at the European Parliament

On Wednesday 8 November 2017, the social impact achieved by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia was presented to the European Parliament in Brussels. As part of the project “IMPACT-EV. Evaluating the impact and outcomes of EU research in social sciences” – a study funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme […]

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The Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People organises another year of the University Access Group for Roma over the age of 25

The Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People organises another year of the University Access Group for Roma over the age of 25

In recent years the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia has made great strides in promoting the education of Romani children, youth and adults. One of this initiative’s most significant programmes is the University Access Group for those over the age of 25 (GAU), a family-based educational programme for Roma who want to […]

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39 diplomas awarded to Roma for the successful completion of training activities sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People

39 diplomas awarded to Roma for the successful completion of training activities sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People

On Friday the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People held a ceremony to award diplomas to Roma who had successfully completed training activities organised through the Plan over the last year. The diploma ceremony, which was held at La Caixa Foundation’s Palau Macaya in Barcelona, was attended by more than 70 people to celebrate the […]

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Inauguration of the first archival collection about Roma in Catalonia

Inauguration of the first archival collection about Roma in Catalonia

On Wednesday, the first archival collection dedicated to the Romani people and open to the general public was inaugurated at the Biblioteca del Nord library in Sabadell. Apart from being amongst the least understood cultures, the Romani culture also tends to be highly prejudged and under-valued. It took six centuries of coexistence between Roma and […]

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Recovering our language is a way of loving and being proud of our culture

Recovering our language is a way of loving and being proud of our culture

Romani – or Rromanes, as it is called by the Romani people – is an Indo-European language whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent and to Sanskrit. It is also a language used by Roma from around the world to communicate. Variants of Rromanes are spoken in almost all European countries. However, the […]

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Education means opportunity, possibilities and future. An interview with Manuel Fernández, a Romani student with his sights set on university

Education means opportunity, possibilities and future. An interview with Manuel Fernández, a Romani student with his sights set on university

Manuel Fernández, “Lolo”, as everyone calls him, is a young man from Martorell who, like so many other Roma, stopped studying at a young age. He has nonetheless decided to change course and go back to school. He is now enrolled in a university access programme for people over the age of 25. He wants […]

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Romani mini-conference in Hostafrancs

Romani mini-conference in Hostafrancs

The Romani Sociocultural Union of Hostafrancs has organised a mini-conference whose aim is to increase the visibility of Romani culture in Barcelona’s Hostafrancs district. The presence of Roma in the Hostafrancs district goes back to the 18th century and was linked to the industrialisation of Barcelona. Thanks to lots of hard work and horse traffic, […]

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Launch of #GispsyFilter, an online campaign against racism

Launch of #GispsyFilter, an online campaign against racism

The Fundació Secretariado Gitano foundation and the Aire Nuevo Caló Romani youth association have jointly launched an online awareness campaign to encourage young people to reflect on the discrimination suffered by the Romani community. Throughout history we have seen racist attitudes propagated through print, radio and television media outlets. Today this reality is multiplied by […]

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“Romani Women and the Association Movement” panel held

“Romani Women and the Association Movement” panel held

A panel discussion entitled “Romani Women and the Association Movement” organised by the Federation of Roma Associations of Catalonia and the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People was held on Wednesday as part of the commemoration of the 600th anniversary since the arrival of Roma to Catalonia. In spite of successful efforts by the feminist […]

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