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11 November 2016, Budapest

“Mirrors” regional training course on combating

antigypsyism through human rights education

Athens, Greece

 16-19 November 2016

Final programme

Basic information about the training course

The regional training course will bring together young people, educators, youth activists and youth leaders working with Roma youth in Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Albania, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece to raise their competences in addressing discrimination and antigypsyism through human rights education using the Mirrors manual.

The overall expected outcome of the course is that as a consequence of it, participants will be motivated and ready to undertake concrete activities addressing antigypsyism: educational activities using and adapting Mirrors to their context and/or any other kind of activity

The objectives of this course are:

-          To raise awareness and deepen the recognition and understanding of antigypsyism and its implications in relation to Human Rights Education

-          To support the exchange of experiences and practices addressing issues of discrimination of Roma

-          To develop the competences of 25 participants in organising non formal educational activities (based on “Mirrors”) and other activities as response of issues of discrimination and antigypsyism

-          To support regional cooperation and networking among Roma and youth activists

-          To inform participants about other activities of the Council of Europe, about funding possibilities, about peer support mechanisms, networking so that their activities can be more sustainable

Profile of participants

The regional training course is targeted at young people, educators, youth activists and youth leaders active in the Roma community and having experience in working with Roma communities and Roma youth in particular from Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Albania, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece.

Draft programme

15 November

Arrival of participants

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Welcome evening – Getting to know each other and Icebreakers

16 November

9:30 Opening, introductions and expectations and Team building

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Group building and learning about different country contexts

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 Regional context/ Antigypsyism (practical exercise) / Personal reflection

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Motivation / Self-reflection and the Daily feedback and Personal reflection process introduced

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Informal programme

17 November (Thursday)

9:30 Introduction non-formal education and Mirrors

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 How to use Mirrors and link to Human Rights

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 Good practices in combating antigypsyism and Mid-Term evaluation

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Meeting and discussion with Maria Roidi (Advisory Council on Youth)

19:00 Dinner

Joint networking and party with the NTC group

18 November (Friday)

9:30 Antigypsyism and activism in the region

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Exploring links to Human rights

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 Available support measures / Council of Europe and the Roma Youth Action Plan and other stakeholders; meeting Katerina Toura (EDC/HRE coordinator, Greece) and Ioulia Pyrrou (No Hate Speech Campaing Cpprdinatro, Greece)

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Free time

19 November

9:30 Networking and Follow up (I)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Networking and Follow up (II)

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 Presentation of Follow up ideas and Evaluation

16:00 Visit the EEA Norway Grant closing event (Bodossaki Foundation) and photo exhibition on Roma in Greece

19:00 Dinner

Free time

20 November

Departure day