Identity and Leadership Seminars

Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Racism in Europe by Dr. Aidan McGarry

This presentation explores the relationship between identity, belonging and territoriality by highlighting how spaces can stigmatise and exclude Roma communities. Romaphobia is a manifestation of racism: it is cut from the same cloth. In this presentation, I offer a comparative case study based on field research in two of the largest Roma settlements in the world, in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia and in Košice in eastern Slovakia.

Identity and Leadership Seminars. The Evolution of Roma Emancipation: Education as a means for social inclusion by Nadir Redzepi

The overall question of the seminar is: How did we (Roma) arrived to this phase of emancipatory journey?  The purpose of the seminar is to reach common understanding about the genesis of the current (development) stage of Roma situation in Europe.

Identity and Leadership Seminars : Roma policy and Romani politics: achievement, challenges and future prospects by Andrzej Mirga

Since the early 90s in Europe, policymakers, scholars, experts, Roma representatives, and civil society activists have engaged in fervent debates about the social and economic conditions of Roma. Escalating instances of human rights violations and discrimination have initiated these discussions, especially in relation to the Roma population’s migration movements. With frequency, Roma have made headlines of major international and national media.