Recent months have witnessed intense debate and even dissension within Roma civil society and academia, which centres on the validity, purpose and structure of Europe wide bodies such as the European Roma Traveller Forum (ERTF), European Academic Network on Romani Studies (EANRS) and the proposed European Roma Institute (ERI). Romani politics has seen over the years a number of transnational umbrella coalitions being established and often bedevilled by top down agendas lacking the firm foundations of a strong grassroots movement. The fate and future of Europe-wide Roma initiatives may be dependent on a ‘Roma Awakening’ which actually nurtures within Romani communities transformative change which is not subverted or stifled by policy makers and funders.
Read more http://www.errc.org/blog/the-roma-awakening/60 The Roma Awakening
Recent months have witnessed intense debate and even dissension within Roma civil society and academia, which centres ...</p>