Call for Associate/Consultant to the Chair of the Inter-institutional Steering Committee

The Associate/Consultant will support the achievement of the OMiK project’s (No. 2100831) Result 4, “Enhanced capacities of the Inter-ministerial Steering Committee responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Action Plan of the Strategy for the Integration of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities (2009-2015)”, as well as the achievement of the BPRI project’s Result 2. “Support governments in their policy making and drafting of appropriate legislation on legalization of informal settlements and social housing”

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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No money, no ID

A shortage of money is the key obstacle in preventing Roma from obtaining personal identification documents and this, in turn, prevents their integration into mainstream society, concludes a newly-published study supported by the OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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From exclusion to inclusion through identification

Marina Simeunović’s newly-published research into how the ownership of personal identification documents can enhance the prospects of social integration for Roma communities offers some interesting and eye-opening perspectives, but she admits she learned some hard lessons along the way. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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BPRI seeks to recruit two Young Roma Professionals in Montenegro

To support and build the capacities of young Roma in the Western Balkans to participate in policy making and advocacy for combating discrimination, improving living conditions and expanding access to public services, BPRI seeks to recruit two Young Roma Professionals in Montenegro.

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration project presents Regional Report on Anti-Discrimination and Participation of Roma in Local Decision-making

BPRI released a resource containing good practices compiled from the Western Balkans to help eliminate discrimination against members of Roma communities and to promote increased participation of Roma in local decision-making

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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BPRI seeks trainers on "Citizen participation" (home-based in the Western Balkans region)

Aiming to further develop the skills of young Roma who are taking part in the Young Roma Professional Program, the OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration project seeks to recruit four trainers to conduct two-day training on ”Citizen participation” 

 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Call for proposals for small grant projects targeting Roma communities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The OSCE/ODIHR project “Best Practices for Roma Integration” will award grants to four projects in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for improving the living conditions for Roma communities.

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Raising awareness to put a stop to human trafficking

Aiming to raise awareness on how to recognize, prevent and protect young Roma from human trafficking, the OSCE/ODIHR Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project organized a workshop in Skopje, on 29-30 April 2013, highlight how forced marriages and early marriage can contribute to the problem. 

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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Challenges for stateless Roma highlighted at Best Practices for Roma Integration project workshop

The challenges facing stateless Roma in the Western Balkans and how to address them were the focus of a workshop for members of the Western Balkan Legal Aid Network, organized by the Best Practices for Roma Integration (BPRI) project in co-operation with the Praxis non-governmental organization in Belgrade on 23 and 24 April 2013.  

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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BPRI seeks Roma coordinator for Protection from Discrimination

To support and strengthen the capacities of the Ombudsman in Albania in responding to claims submitted primarily by the Roma community as well as to lobby and promote human rights within this institution, BPRI is seeking to recruit a Consultant to provide technical assistance to the Ombudsman and to serve as Coordinator for Protection from Discrimination

by Aleksandar Dimishkovski

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