Mifgashim be Polin
The initiative is aimed at spreading the knowledge among youth Europeans, government organizations and institutions and NGO’s about the Roma genocide.
TernYpe – International Roma Youth Network gathered around 300 youth Europeans in Cracow and Auschwitz on the 2nd of August 2013, on the day of Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. The initiative is aimed at spreading the knowledge among youth Europeans, government organizations and institutions and NGO’s about the Roma genocide; developing mechanisms to spread educational knowledge of the extermination of the Roma during the Holocaust; developing dialogue between young people from different cultures in the topic of xenophobia and racism, showing the modern problems of hate speech and extremism and antigypsism in Europe. TernYpe is working for motitating the Roma youth so they will become a key factor in society.
Conference organized by youth engaged young Roma and non-Roma people from over 15 countries, different NGO?s, human right?s activists, experts and interested political parties. TernYpe wants to create a human right?s platform amongst the youth NGO?s , which would challenge the stereotypes and antigypsism on both local and international level. This initiative is increasing the awareness of youth Europeans about their role and responsibilities in their own communities and society at large.
Through strengthening the cooperation between Roma and non-Roma youth and NGO?s , this project is shaping the common historical memory, awareness and respect for human rights . We want the 2nd of August become an official Roma Genocide Remembrance day across whole Europe.
Organizators and Partners:
The initiative is organized by ternYpe International Youth Network, in cooperation with partners and supporters.
Czulent Jewish Association, Poland
Documentation Center of German Sinti and Roma, Germany
ERGO Network, Netherlands
Nevo Parudimos, Romania
Ruhama Foundation, Romania
BengorIn, Czech Republic
Fundacja Klamra, Poland
Phiren Amenca International Network/RGDTS, Hungary
La Voix des Rroms, France
Rom Anticamente, Italy
European Union of Jewish Students – EUJS, Belgium
Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie – Rektor prof. dra hab. Michał Śliwa
Instytut Historii Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego – Dyrektorka prof. dr hab. Bożena Popiołek
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
Municipality of Barcelona