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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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The Kali Zor Association hosts a youth exchange focused on formal education

The Kali Zor Association hosts a youth exchange focused on formal education

The Kali Zor Association welcomed young university-educated Roma from a number of European countries for a week-long exchange whose aim was to motivate and support students in Badalona’s Sant Roc district. One of the main factors that probably discourages and hinders Roma who opt for studies beyond compulsory education is a lack of positive and […]

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Presentation of the CampusRom Romani university student network

Presentation of the CampusRom Romani university student network

The presentation of CampusRom, a network of Romani students created to promote and support the efforts of Roma to get a university education, was held on Tuesday 19 July. Over the past five years the University Access Group, an initiative of the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People in Catalonia, has encouraged many Roma to […]

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Intensive summer course for Romani students who aspire to go to university

Intensive summer course for Romani students who aspire to go to university

The Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People has launched an intensive summer course to reinforce the academic skills of Roma who are preparing to sit the university entrance exam for students over the age of 25. In recent years, the Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People is giving special attention to the promotion of education. […]

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The La Mina Romani Cultural Centre organises a talk about Camarón de la Isla

The La Mina Romani Cultural Centre organises a talk about Camarón de la Isla

On Friday 1 July, the La Mina Romani Cultural Centre organised a talk about Camarón de la Isla at the Font de la Mina library featuring music producer Ricardo Pachón. Throughout history, flamenco has probably been the vehicle of self-expression through which Spanish Roma have shared the most aspects of their culture with the rest […]

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Approval of the Romani People and Social Innovation Programme

The Catalan Government has recently approved the Romani People and Social Innovation Programme, whose objectives are to draft the new Comprehensive Plan for the Roma People, as well as to generate a new administrative structure which in the medium term will manage policies aimed at promoting the inclusion and advancement of Roma. Over the last […]

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FAGIC launches the “Sam Roma, Sam Manusha” project

FAGIC launches the “Sam Roma, Sam Manusha” project

The Federation of Roma Associations of Catalonia organised an event between young Roma and members of the Parliament of Catalonia as a starting point for a project to promote the political participation of young Roma. Young Roma account for about 50% of the Romani population in Europe. In spite of this fact, their opinions and […]

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Teatre Rromanò

Teatre Rromanò

On Monday 20 June the Fundació Privada Pere Closa and students from the Antoni Botey School presented a Teatre Rromanò production at the Teatre Principal in Badalona. Teatre Rromanò is a project supported by the Fundació Privada Pere Closa designed to bring Romani culture and values to schools through the performing arts. A little more […]

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Barcelona hosts youth exchange on Art and Romani Activism

Barcelona hosts youth exchange on Art and Romani Activism

For five days, a diverse range of young Roma from European countries participated in a youth exchange in Barcelona organised by the Associació Intercultural Nakeramos to analyse the role that art can play in combating anti-Roma discrimination. Over the last decade, the European Commission has strongly promoted the exchange of ideas and experiences from different […]

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