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SMILE National Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria

26.10.2015.

National Conference ‘SMILE overcomes barriers’ for educators, parents, NGO representatives, specialists and activists working for Roma integration and welfare.

Presentation of the SMILE project to the participants in the morning session of SMILE National Conference accompanied with discussion about the possible role of prosociality and the importance of a community united in its efforts to ensure quality education without any discrimination for all. 

SMILE Final Conference in Italy, Catanzaro on 28th-29th October 2015

23.10.2015.

The Final Conference of the SMILE project will be held by the Council Room of Catanzaro Province.

The organizations and educational institutions partners of the project present the results of the experiences carried out during the project implementation in their countries. During the Conference a series of speeches are foreseen to present the actions currently under development for Roma. The representative of the EACEA, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, Ms Karin De Kelver will also attend the Conference with feedbacks on the project. As a closure of the conference a focus group with Roma/Sinti students and parents is organized. During this meeting all project Partners will present the results achieved during the project lifecycle - trainings concerning Roma language, culture, history etc. - A documentary called „Rooms“ showing Roma – non Roma families in everyday life in Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium will be shown during the Final Conference. Final result of the project SMILE Manual will gather the experiences made in each country during the project development and the involvement and educative integration of Roma children in education.

During the two days of works the Partners will be accompanied by the hosting Partner, A.I.Z.O., and they will meet with Roma children and parents attending the school and will have the opportunity to get a concrete experience of the developments and impacts of the SMILE project on the first direct beneficiaries.

SMILE National Conference in Kyustendil, Bulgaria

15.10.2015.

Conference ‘Together for Roma SMILE’ held with local Roma and Bulgarians and with German university students from Social sciences specialty (University of Friedensau, DE) visiting for an educational study on Roma. Also Roma people from the local community take part in the conference.

SMILE National Conference in Croatia

23.7.2015.

The Municipality of Koprivnica organizes the national conference of SMILE in Croatia to diffuse the project results and promote the activities addressed to Roma children, parents and teachers working in strict relation with Roma.

Fourth Meeting of the SMILE Partners in Manchester

26.6.2015.

The fourth meeting of SMILE will be held in Manchester, by the central library, on 1st and 2nd July. Durnig this meeting all Partners will present the results achived during the training of trainers that took place in their countries and will discuss the development of the e-learning platform "GLOB Village", an innovative tool to support the training and created specifically for the SMILE project. The Coordinator will also present ideas for the creation of the final project Manual and of the TV show that will gather the experiences made in each country during the project development and the involvement and educative integration of Roma children in education. 

During the two days of works the Partners will also be accompanied by the hosting Partner, BHA for Equality in Health and Social Care, in the visit to the primary school Moston Lane, where they will meet with Roma children attending the school and will have the opportunity to get a concrete experience of the developments and impacts of the SMILE project on the first direct beneficiaries. 

Fighting school segregation in Europe

28.5.2015.

All member states align their anti-discrimination legislation with the EU Race Equality Directive. However, local and central institutions do not consistently enforce it, argue Margareta Matache and Arlen Fuller. Click here for full article 

Shootings for creating the Video ‘Talking Prosociality, what does prosociality mean’

6.5.2015.

Shootings for creating the Video ‘Talking Prosociality, what does prosociality mean’ as an introduction to the ‘Prosociality House’ section of the GLOB Village.

The video is realized by teachers and students of a videomakers training course

 

‘Talking Prosociality, what does prosociality mean’ shooting

6.5.2015.

Shootings for creating the Video ‘Talking Prosociality, what does prosociality mean’ as an introduction to the ‘Prosociality House’ section of the GLOB Village.

The video is realized by teachers and students of a videomakers training course. 

International Roma Day - 8 April 2015

9.4.2015.

Geneva, Press Release of the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner.
UN expert urges political action to fight ‘anti-Gypsyism’ as a root cause of Roma marginalisation. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, today has called for strong and tangible political commitment to fight anti-Roma bias and combat the deeply embedded social and structural discrimination that continues to infringe upon the human rights of Roma. On International Roma Day, the human rights expert urges the world to move away from the paradigm of the ‘Roma issue’ and rather focus on putting their human rights, including minority rights, at the centre of all State inclusion policies and measures.

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International Roma Day 2015. Rom e Sinti dalla scuola al lavoro

8.4.2015.

L’8 aprile si celebra in tutto il mondo la giornata internazionale dei Rom e dei Sinti, istituita in ricordo dell’8 aprile del 1971, quando a Londra si riunì il primo Congresso internazionale del popolo Rom e si costituì la Romani Union, la prima associazione mondiale dei Rom riconosciuta dall’ONU nel 1979.
Per commemorare questa data l’UNAR – Ufficio Nazionale Antidiscriminazioni Razziali del Dipartimento per le Pari Opportunità della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri ha organizzato a partire dalle ore 10,00 presso la Sala Monumentale della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, “l’International Roma Day 2015”, una giornata di approfondimento sui temi dell’istruzione e della formazione professionale dei giovani Rom e Sinti e Camminanti con un focus su alcune iniziative recentemente intraprese nell’ambito della Strategia Nazionale di Inclusione dei Rom, Sinti e Camminanti.

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