NEWS

Belgrade, May 25, 2015 - Serbia has gone through several historic events in the last decades, with far reaching consequences for the country. Not only the break-up of the former Yugoslavia but also the transition from socialism to a market-based-economy which shifted all public housing stock to private, virtually overnight. In the 1990s, the country experienced an influx of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recently, Serbia has also experienced natural disasters – earthquakes and floods. Combined with a poorly performing economy, high unemployment rates, and new waves of refugees and migrants, the housing conditions of the most vulnerable are simply not meeting international human rights standards.

Czech, August 2, 2014 - The extermination of 90 percent of the Roma population in the Czech lands during World War II has no equivalent in any other country worldwide. How could it have happened?

Serbia, April 25, 2014 - Amnesty International reports to UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

England, June 23, 2014 - The number of people made homeless when a private tenancy ends has trebled in the past five years. It is now the single biggest cause of homelessness in England and most have been thrown out by private landlords.

Paris, June 20, 2014 - The family of the Roma teenager lynched by vigilantes are hiding in fear for their lives in a derelict warehouse in the northern suburbs of Paris, the Telegraph learned yesterday.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Southern Serbia, May 22, 2014 - The National Assistance Program of the Instrument for Pre - Accession (IPA) in Serbia comprises policies which aim to enable all people in participating in social and economic life on the basis of equal rights, equity and dignity. The sector covers employment, labour market, education, social inclusion and health policies.

Budapest, February 12, 2014 - Organized by the Roma Initiatives Office and the Think Tank Fund, this program supports young Roma MA and PhD graduates in social sciences and humanities to develop new skills under the guidance of experienced research staff at mainstream think tanks.

Belgrade, October 9, 2013 - Deadline: November 27th to 29th 2013. On Migration Patterns of Roma from Western Balkans to EU Member States; National and International Policies and Approaches

Podgorica, June 13, 2013 - Deadline: 25 June 2013 Open to: young Roma aged between 20 to 30 years old from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine Venue: August 15-26, 2013 in Montenegro

Budapest, June 10, 2013 - Full scholarships available for Roma students