This is a guide for young people about how you can take action to try to make things happen. "It's about working with other children and young people to try to make things better for you and other people."
"I like the fact that we're actually changing things."
What we’ve achieved
What we’ve achieved
Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Bulgaria

In Bulgaria we have worked in four areas with children and young people aged from 10 to 18. Some of the pictures and the things the young people wrote are what you can see in this video. From all the groups we learnt that participation for young Roma means having a cause and making small […]

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France
France

France

France, (Site 1), we set up a group and identified different areas we wanted to focus on: Access to health care for mothers; Access to recreation for the young people, conflicts between young people of the community; community control over the relationship among boys and girls. France, (site 2), we set up a group and […]

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Spain
Spain

Spain

In Spain, we had six groups over six sites: Spain, Barcelona, we set up an alternative Leisure Club where we can work as Leisure time instructors to create a better atmosphere for Roma and non-Roma children in the neighbourhood. Spain, Barcelona, we set up a group that could offer nail-painting, children’s face-painting and make-up in […]

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Ireland
Ireland

Ireland

Ireland, Dublin (group 1), aged 8-13, we set up a group that wanted to alter the perception of certain members of society towards traveller children. We wanted to tell the story of the Irish Traveller so that people would understand us and our customs. We used a storyboard to teach people about the travelling community, […]

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Romania
Romania

Romania

We chose to change our attitude regarding school, our behaviour, and to get along with our teachers By getting involved in this you can gain experience, patience, learn about team work, how to be “all for one and one for all” Romania, (site 1), we set up a group that highlights the importance of education […]

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Cyprus
Cyprus

Cyprus

Cyprus, aged 13-15, our group learnt about the rights of a child and decided to focus on ‘safety’ as a main theme. Managing our own reactions to violence, safety in the household and safety in the community park. We addressed our theme with stakeholders so we could discuss our problems with people in decision-making positions.

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Lithuania
Lithuania

Lithuania

Lithuania, (site 1), aged 13-18, our group decided to collect information about the Roma holocaust in Lithuania. We collected old photographs and displayed them in a ‘travelling exhibition’. We have plans to be involved in the preparation of a book about the holocaust. Lithuania, (site 2), we formed a group to present information to the […]

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Italy
Italy

Italy

Italy, Florence (site 1), aged 14-20, our group wanted to change the perception of the Roma community, so we went and spoke to people in the district and changed their perceptions. E.g. in the public library. Italy, Florence (site 2) aged 10-13 our group went around our district to identify areas that needed improvement: football […]

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Wales, England, Scotland
Wales, England, Scotland

Wales, England, Scotland

In Wales, young people aged 11-16, set up a group to increase our knowledge of Roma. We met other Roma young people online and went to their school. We asked the Welsh government to improve Roma inclusion in education. We organised for other Roma young people to come to our participation forum. In Wales, in […]

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