UK: Give COVID the Jab

A powerful new film by Romany journalist and film maker Jake Bowers backed by the UK National Health Service is encouraging Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen to give COVID the jab and get vaccinated.

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State of the Union

To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first World Roma Congress, Zeljko Jovanovic, Director of Open Society Roma Initiatives, has released a talk on the New Roma Politics of Self-Determination and Unity

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Online discussion: "How did April 8 come about? History and personalities”

On the 50 Jubilee of the First Roma Congress, it is important the public to learn more about how the Roma movement started, who were the people who participated and what was their vision.

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PROUD ROMA IN FREE MACEDONIA HONOUR, DEDICATION AND COURAGE

Avaja organises online presentations for Roma nation day

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Think globally, act locally

Avaja has asked for the Roma Flag to be flown across the local municipalities on 8 April

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Caricature Competition for Artists of Roma Origin

The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) announces an international competition for Roma visual artists, graphic designers, cartoonists, and talented individuals to submit their political drawings, cartoons and caricatures.

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News spectrum fellowship for Minority Language Media

Here's how you can apply for the news spectrum fellowship

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National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria lighted in the colors of the Roma flag

For the very first time and on the 50th Anniversary of the First World Romani Congress the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria was lighted in the colors of the Roma flag.

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Mahala Barvali Trailer

Trailer for amazing new video that proudly flies the Romani Colours

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People get REDI

REDI distributes Roma flags to Romani businesses and people

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Proud faces of the ERIAC General Assembly

The European Institute for Arts and Culture - ERIAC held an extraordinary General Assembly yesterday to celebrate the International Day of Roma, which exceptionally - on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the First World Roma Congress - invited universal participation.

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“Europe finally recognises that being a Roma is a superpower”

As part of the Conference | Roma Youth: Together for Emancipation and Empowerment held between 7-9 April, participants were asked to write mock articles on how they wanted to see the future of Roma in the next 50 years. Read some of the inspiring headlines!

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Rise to the Challenge: The Virtual Proud Roma Flashmob on April 8th

We asked you to strike a pose and pass it on and this is what you did!

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Open House at the ERIAC offices in Belgrade, Serbia

ERIAC opens the doors to its new offices in the Serbian capital

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Gorki Stream: Roma Armee

8th of April is Romaday! For this occasion, the classic ROMA ARMEE play will be free of charge and available from April 8, 2021 19:30 for 24hrs with English and Romani subtitles.

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Remembering history to ensure a brighter future

Celebrate International Roma Day by following online the three-day conference on "Roma Youth: Together for Emancipation and Empowerment". The conference aims at strengthening the knowledge of Roma and Traveller history, culture and identity as a factor enhancing social inclusion and participation of Roma and Traveller young people.

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Your Hour by Hour Guide to April 8th

Here's how you can join the International Roma Day Celebrations

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The Tale of Europe's Stolen Children

Today, on International Romani Day, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Hope and Homes for Children, and Eurochild call on European states to commit to closing down institutions for children, and providing appropriate child and family support services for Romani children who are overrepresented in state care. To highlight the issue the ERRC have produced a Campaign Animation called the Tale of Europe's Stolen Children.

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Roma Education Fund online celebration

In celebration of the 50 years since the First World Roma Congress, a large community of powerful Roma students from 16 countries came together at the Roma Education Fund event held online on April 7, 2021.

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If you know your history, then you will know where you are coming from

50 years ago today Grattan Puxon was there at the founding of the Roma nation. Ciprian Necula speaks to a man who has dedicated his life to Romani Freedom.

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Public square to be named after Hungarian Roma hero Béla Puczi

Within the framework of remembrance and identity politics, Idetartozunk Association started an initiative to rename a public square in the capital city of Budapest after the Hungarian Roma hero of the "Black March" episodes, Béla Puczi. The city council of Budapest accepted the petition, and will inaugurate the Béla Puczi Square on the 8th of April.

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North Macedonia embraces Roma Nation Day

Here's what's on in North Macedonia on Roma Nation Day

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Meeting with high-ranking government officials for International Roma Day

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the First World Roma Congress and ahead of International Roma Day on April 8, KOSINT organised a conference which closely presented the situation of Roma communities in Kosovo along four main pillars: education, employment, health and housing.

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Serbia: Roma Who Made The World a Better Place

The Ceremonial Academy “Roma who made the world a better place”, will be held on Thursday, 8 April 2021, at the National Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, stage “Rasa Plaovic”.

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UK: The more things change, the more they stay the same

50 years after the birth of the Romani movement in the UK we went to meet a community still being kicked around the land of their birth.

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Say it loud: I’m Roma and Proud – www.proudroma.org

Say it loud: I’m Roma and Proud - www.proudroma.org

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Strike a pose... then pass it on

Take part in the April 8th Virtual Flashmob

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A Reinterpretation of a Romani Anthem

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Al Jazeera reports on first Roma inclusion in UK Census

Roma in UK Stand up to be counted

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