'Nothing about us without us ?– Roma participation in policy making and knowledge production' - launch of the issue of Roma Rights Journal

We cordially invite you to the launch of the issue of Roma Rights Journal,

“Nothing about us without us ?– Roma participation in policy making and knowledge production”.


Date: 07 December 19.00-21.00

Place: Golya community centre, Bokay Janos utca 34, Budapest


Despite the increasing attention of international organizations and national governments to the plight of citizens of Romani origin, their social status has not improved significantly. It appears that neither Romani citizens, nor ‘the majority society’ are aware of and identify with the noble principles underlying such efforts. External pressure has not been coupled with dynamic social movements demanding the emancipation of Roma, the strengthening of democratic solidarity, and a culture of equality and diversity. On the contrary: nationalist and racist movements are on the rise, liberal approaches are openly negated by leading politicians throughout Europe, Roma are increasingly the targets of expulsion, marginalization, and segregation.

The journal issue has grown out of a unique three-day gathering of Roma and pro-Roma activists and thinkers held in Budapest in October 2014. Following the structure of the workshop, the journal issue contains critical papers by established and emerging activists and scholars in three sections: (1) activism and civil society; (2) knowledge production; (3) gender and LGBT issues.

Editors: Mária Bogdán, Jekatyerina Dunajeva, Tímea Junghaus, Angéla Kóczé, Márton Rövid, Iulius Rostas, Andrew Ryder, Marek Szilvási, Marius Taba

Authors: Thomas Acton, Daniel Baker, Mária Bogdán, Ethel Brooks, Sarah Cemlyn, Anna Csilla Daróczi, Máté Dezső, Katya Dunajeva, Jelena Jovanovic, Tímea Junghaus, Marett Katalin Klahn, Angéla Kóczé, Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, Florin Nasture, Márton Rövid, Iulius Rostas, Rumyan Russinov, Andrew Ryder, Marek Szilvási, Marius Taba, Violeta Vajda

The issue will be introduced by the editors and (available) authors and it is to be followed by an informal discussion.

The journal issue will be available from the 7th of December on http://www.errc.org/roma-rights-journal  

Details and the video recordings of the workshop “Nothing about us without us?” are available at http://romaempowerment.wordpress.com/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646773125572775/