Emil Metodiev’s portrait series ‘The Proud Roma Movements‘ was launched in January featuring members of Roma Standing Conference in Bulgaria and continued with the Opre Roma Srbija movement in Serbia. Watch the video interview with ORS team members Jelena Reljic and Dragan Stankovic:
Opre Roma Srbija
mission: The movement Opre Roma Srbija was founded in 2019 as a response to the challenges of social inequality faced by the Roma community in Serbia. The movement consists of Roma from all parts of Serbia, and people who are not of Roma origin but are allies to the Roma community in Serbia. The ORS motto is: “Good for the Roma, good for Serbia” and everyone who believes and supports the idea that the progress of the Roma community means the progress of Serbia is welcome in their movement. The movement does not belong to any political party and it is part of a transnational network of Roma movements working towards Roma civic participation in political life across Europe.
how to get involved: Become a member by filling out the application form here: https://bit.ly/3ryrQrc
The Proud Roma Movements is a collaboration between the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture – ERIAC and its member Emil Metodiev, sponsored by the International Press Institute (IPI) as part of the NewsSpectrum fellowship.