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Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative

Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2013 „Conference and Commemoration”

This initiative aims to raise awareness among young Europeans, NGOs, political actors and institutions regarding the extermination of Roma during the war, to unveil the current challenges of racism, the language of hatred and extremism in Europe and the mechanisms of “antigypsyism”.

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TernYpe – The International Network of Roma Youth Organizations gathered around 300 young Europeans in Krakow and Auschwitz on August 2, 2013, on the day commemorating the extermination of the Roma during World War II. This initiative aims to raise awareness among young Europeans, NGOs, political actors and institutions regarding the extermination of Roma during the war, to unveil the current challenges of racism, the language of hatred and extremism in Europe and the mechanisms of “antigypsyism”. TernYpe aims to activate Roma youth so that it becomes the key to change in society.

Organized by young people, the Conference involved young Roma / non-Roma / Roma from more than 15 countries, as well as various NGOs, human rights defenders/experts, experts and political stakeholders. TernYpe aims to build a human rights platform among European youth organizations that challenges stereotypes and antigypsyism at local and international level. This initiative strengthens the awareness of young Europeans about their role and responsibility within their communities and society in general. By strengthening cooperation between Roma and non-Roma youth and youth organizations, this initiative shapes collective historical memory, awareness and respect for human rights. We are in favor of broad, official recognition in Europe on August 2, as the official day commemorating the extermination of the Roma during World War II.

Organizers and Partners:

  • The initiative is organized by ternYpe International Roma Youth Network, in cooperation with member organizations and many other partner and support organizations.

Organizations and partner institutions:

  • Jewish Association Czulent, Poland
  • Documentation Center of German Sinti and Roma, Germany
  • ERGO Network, Netherlands
  • Nevo Parudimos, Romania
  • Ruhama Foundation, Romania
  • BengorIn, Czech Republic
  • Klamra Foundation, Poland
  • Phiren Amenca International Network/RGDTS, Hungary
  • Nakeramos, Spain
  • La Voix des Rroms, France
  • Rom Anticamente, Italy
  • European Union of Jewish Students – EUJS, Belgium
  • Pedagogical University of Krakow – Rector Michał Śliwa, PhD, DSc, ProfTit
  • History Institute of Pedagogial University – Director Bożena Popiołek, PhD, DSc, ProfTit

Sponsors and public support:

  • European Youth Foundation
  • OSCE-ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues
  • Council of Europe Youth Department
  • Youth in Action, European Commission
  • Foundation EVZ (Responsibility, Remembrance, Future) – Europeans for Peace
  • The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

Media Partners:

  • Roma REACT
  • Municipality of Barcelona

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