Author Archives: Museu Virtual

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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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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The Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People launches the sixth University Access Group for people over 25

The Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People launches the sixth University Access Group for people over 25

The sixth University Access Group for people over the age of 25 was launched in Barcelona on Monday. This educational initiative organised by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia is targeted at the Romani population. The University Access Group (GAU) is an initiative launched in 2012 by the Comprehensive Plan for the […]

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Conclusion of the “Rom21: Young Roma of the 21st century” project

Conclusion of the “Rom21: Young Roma of the 21st century” project

On Friday 3 June, the Rom21 project sponsored by the Fundació Pere Closa concluded with a ceremony at the Badalona History Museum that was hosted by the city’s mayor. The Fundació Privada Pere Closa (FPPC) began its work with children and young people in the late 1990s by supporting the education of Romani students. After […]

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Students graduating from the compulsory secondary education programme sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia

Students graduating from the compulsory secondary education programme sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia

The graduation ceremony for Roma studying for the compulsory secondary education certificate for students over the age of 18 sponsored by the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia was held on 20 May. The education of family members of school-age children has been recognised as successful by the European Commission. This event was […]

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