Weekly Skype Sessions for the Roma Graduate Preparation Program 2017/18 Applicants

We will be available on Skype every Friday, from March 3, 2017 until the deadline – April 16 in order to answer the prospective applicants’ questions and guide them through the application process for the Roma Graduate Preparation Program 2017/18.

You will be speaking to Jelena Jovanovic, RGPP alumna and Coordinator for Alumni Network and Outreach.

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. 

Representations of Roma - Between the myths and Roma realities by Ramona Maria Cara

With the goal of challenging the media misrepresentations of the Roma in Europe, this seminar focuses on the social exclusion of the Roma in Europe enabled in part by the pervasiveness of negative stereotypes in the mainstream media and the creative industry, where Roma are usually depicted as lazy, dishonest, and dirty.

The epistemic, institutional and political development of Roma contemporary art by Timea Junghaus

The Roma cultural movement and its central notion Roma contemporary art have been one of the most efficient vehicles in the past four decades for the exploration of Roma subjectivities.

Race, Justice, Solidarity: A Critical Inquiry into the Pro-Roma Global Civil Society by Márton Rövid

Over the past two decades, in the wake of post-communist transition, the emergence of Romani activism has been an important development accompanying political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Alongside the emergence of Romani associations, international NGOs have been increasingly involved in the struggle against the discrimination of Roma. A special microcosm has developed within global civil society that is specialized in the so-called ‘Roma issue’, comprising non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, expert bodies, foundations, activists and politicians.