A public event in Timisoara (Romania) was celebrated the past 21st of April. The meeting was dedicated to discuss and reflect on mediation in the field of education and the role of school mediators. During the meeting, Mediation4Roma consortium reminded the importance of VET certification in Europe, emphasizing the importance to look for the support of national certification centers during the implementation of the training.
After more than 20 years of mediation between Roma children, their families, schools and local municipalities, Catalonia has young Roma very well prepared with post-compulsory education. Young Roma are taking the lead in neighborhoods’ assemblies and local councils in order to express what it means to be Roma today, and how Roma community is facing day by day racism and the multiple ways of discriminations and high levels of poverty that they suffer.
The Regional TV of Vojvodina (www.rtv.rs) has broadcasted on the 11th of January a detailed report about the Med4Roma project and the consortium meeting in Novi Sad in october. It was broadcasted in Them Rromano, which is a very popular broadcast within the Roma community.
The estimated reach of the audience is few hundred thousand viewers, but he more important fact is that this broadcast was also on the national television (www.rts.rs) which has (naturally) much more viewers than the regional TV. This is a big dissemination succes, and we are proud with it.
In the video are interviewed Aniko Muskinja Hajnrih (provincial ombudsman), Eva Vukasinovic (ombudsman deputy for national minority rights) and Pedro Aguilera (Fundación ESPLAI).
Here, is presented the video:
From Mediation4Roma team we would like to commemorate the School day of Non-violence and Peace as an important event to express our wish to overthrow racism, violence and discrimination in schools as well as in society. From this voluntary initative, we would like to make an appeal to all schools , NGO’s and other insitutions in taking part of this cause and join us in this reivindication.
Many Roma children face day by day social stigmas and stereotypes into schools. At this point, we would like to advocate a permanent education far away from judgements and full of harmony, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights, non-violence and peace.