ERRC Roma Rights Summer School

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) invites applications for its highly acclaimed annual Roma Rights Summer School . The Summer School will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from 21 July – 1 August 2013th

The 10-day Summer School is Intended for Young Activists and students of Romani origin from all European Countries. 1  The Summer School will offer both an introduction to human rights as well as an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas, expertise and innovation for participants who are at an early stage of their careers.

The Summer School provides participants a unique chance to immerse themselves into the theory and practice of human rights, non-discrimination and Minority Rights, and to benefit from the knowledge and experience of experts of committed human rights. This Intensive Programme includes a variety of social activities harm allow participants to network with each other and the experts, Ensuring the program are also instructive and enjoyable.

The main goal of the Summer School is to Develop the capacity of the new generation of Romani Human Rights Activists to use international, regional and domestic human rights instruments and mechanisms to advance the rights of Roma, both domestically and Internationally, and to combat discrimination from grassroots to governmental levels.

Objectives of the Summer School:

  • Situations and analyze issues affecting Roma in their respectiv Countries based on Internationally accepted human rights Principles;
  • Develop knowledge to use domestic mechanisms (SUCH as national legislation) and international human rights instruments (ie, United Nations Treaties, European Treaties, and other Council of Europe and European Union Political and legal mechanisms) to Protect and Promote the Rights of Roma;
  • Strengthen skills in Monitoring and Reporting Human Rights Violations as well as human rights advocacy;
  • Increase capacity to apply learning within Organisations and communities, and
  • Explore and Facilitate networking and Opportunities for Developing partnerships with NGOs and government officials as to further advance the cause of Roma rights throughout Europe.


The Roma Rights Summer School is a component of ERRC programming Aimed at capacitating Romani Activists. We welcome applications from Romani Individuals who are interested in human rights. Applicants must have a command of Angol Sufficient to Enable Them to Actively Participate in the Summer School. Preferably applicants are students of law, public administration and social sciences, or degree-holders in one of These fields.The ERRC encourages bottom Activists who do not hold a formal degree but have Several years of Relevant work experience to apply. The ERRC Importance places on the participation of Romani women, LGBT Individuals, etc.

Deadline for applications: 12 May 2013 .


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