EUROPEAN ROMA GRASSROOTS ORGANISATIONS NETWORK (ERGO)
ERGO Network is a young and dynamic organisation established in 2008 by a small group of NGOs who shared the observation that everyday realities of Roma communities were hardly taken into account in policy development and implementation.
Founded on a shared philosophy of active citizenship, shared responsibility and grassroots empowerment, ERGO Network members aim to convince policy makers that positive change for Roma is possible when antigypsyism is recognized and tackled as root cause of the inequality they face and when the preconditions are in place for Roma to take part in civic life as equal stakeholders
Call for a film maker
In the framework of our 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement with DG Employment, we would like to produce a short promotional video to showcase our achievements and are now looking for a filmmaker who we can contract for this work. The deadline for applications is 8May. Please spread the call for a filmmaker (or a small team) widely. You can find it here.
Dives le rromenqo - 8 April International Roma Day
46 years ago, on 8 April 1971, the first World Romani Congress took place in London and paved the way for greater unity of Roma in the world. The Congress declared 8th April as the International Day of Roma, a day to celebrate and raise awareness about Romani culture. As much as the day is used to celebrate, we also use it as a day of protest, to raise awareness of the discrimination and exclusion faced by Europe’s largest ethnic minority, from segregation in schools to forced evictions, from hate speech to killings.
Read more here.
Successful 2nd EU Roma Week
ERGO Network was one of the co-organisers of the 2nd EU Roma Week that was held from 27th to 3rd April 2017 in the European Parliament to mark the occasion of International Roma Day on 8th April. Around 200 representatives of public institutions and civil society took part in a series of events dedicated to Roma integration in Europe. Read more about the week here.
ERGO Network has a new Director
As of 1st April 2017, ERGO Network has a new executive director who will lead its secretariat and advocacy work in Brussels. Jamen Gabriela Hrabanova, former deputy director, has been appointed by ERGO’s board to tave over from our colleague and friend Ruus Dijksterhuis who said goodbye to ERGO after 14 years in its leadership. Read More
ERGO co-organises the 2nd EU Roma Week from 27 March to 3 April 2017
The second EU Roma Week is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Parliament, together with civil society and international organisations. Between 27 and 29 March, numerous Members of the European Parliament will host events on antigypsyism, political participation of Roma, funding for civil society, recognition of the Roma Holocaust and litigation to fight school segregation. An exhibition and reception in the European Parliament will close the week on 3rd April in Strasbourg. Read more
The Europe We Want - Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive
As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. We call on European decision-makers to show leadership, vision and courage to set Europe on the path to a sustainable future which realises the rights of all people and respects planetary boundaries. Read more
ERGO is looking for an EVS volunteer to join our office team
ERGO Network is looking for an enthusiastic and active young Roma who would like to join our office team in Brussels for 12 months in the framework of the European Voluntary Service (EVS) Read more on what we offer here