ERGO Network Annual Platform Members’ Meeting

1 December 2016

ERGO Network brought together people from over 20 organizations and young Roma activists for the Annual Members’ Platform that took place in Brussels on 28th of November.

The meeting was open by  Ruus Dijksterhuis, Director of the ERGO Network who shared a short history of the work that was conducted by ERGO and opened a space for the members organizations  to present their own work and share their motivation for taking part in the network and its activities.

Next the ERGO Members split in small groups to develop a common approach for fulfilling the ERGO Network Strategy. The  small groups work was focused on what brings members together? ; What drives them in their work? And how the ERGO Network can be strengthen?

During the meeting ERGO was using the methods of the participatory leadership. The method was  introduced and facilitated by   four young Roma activists who were trained in those methods during the ERGO summer academy.    

The members commonly agreed that ERGO Network offers its members an effective platform for information provision and exchange on relevant political and policy developments from the European perspectives and other countries that can be or are used at local level. It is a platform for like-minded people.  It serves as a source of motivation and inspiration for the more effective grassroots work.  

ERGO Network for many members represents a strong organization based in Brussels that can bring the grassroots reality to the Brussels fora  and advocate for the Roma people.Moreover, the members agreed that ERGO NETWORK needs to keep its focus on  the network development and engagement of members in the work of the others, because only by working together we can straighten the voice of Roma.




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