Concert for Tolerance linked to the success of Roma culture in Košice after 84 years
Košice 29 April (RPA) – The
Concert for Tolerance, which was organized by the Roma Media Center (MECEM) on 15th April and
held at Košice’s House of Art, was attended by 700 spectators. "Košice is a
multicultural city and art really does have a great power to bring people
together. I consider it as a universal language and at the same time a good way
to gain awareness about other cultures," said Košice mayor Richard Raši
immediately after the concert.
december (RPA) - For a number of years now, on the initiative of the European
Commission, a single common evening event called the Night of the Researcher
has been held in all the countries of the European Union. In Slovakia it was
carried out by the non-governmental organization Sova. In the scope of this
event a number of different events take place whose goal was to show children
and the broader public that science is actually a kind of amusement. One of
these events is the competition Science in the Settlement, which is organized
in cooperation with the civic association Equity.
16 (PR) - On 16-th November 2011
was held on the occasion of the 1. Anniversary of Declaration of the
International Day of the Roma language
the Seminar entitled "the road I grew ...", whose central
figure was the legend of the Romani literature Dezider Banga. The organiser was a Private Secondari
School of Zefyrín Jiménez Malla in
Exclusive interview with Hans Zimmer, composer of film music and music producer
Why did you choose
Slovakia as a destination for your visit and what do you expect from this
a composer – musician, so I approached this visit as a musician.
I always liked Roma music which is amazing. Regarding my expectations,
I tried not to have any expectations. I wanted to come here with open
mind and soul to see with my own eyes.
Roma Media Center (MECEM) in the ERSTE Foundation family
June (RPA) - The Roma Media Center was yesterday finished in second place in
the Erste Foundation Awards for Social Integration from among 1,850 evaluated
projects from 12 European countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic,
Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Moldavia, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Serbia). In addition MECEM also received a so-called Honorary Award,
which the jury awarded to the overall 30 best organizations. The ceremonial awarding of the prizes
took place yesterday in Prague at the Barrandov film studios.
A graphic novel entitled "Des Nouvelles d'Alain" ("Alain's News"), the
main heroes of which are the members of the Roma band Kesaj Tchave from
Kežmarok, Slovakia, led by the Akimov family, has been released in
France. The book is the work of renowned author and photographer Alain
Keler, fine artist and screenwriter Emmanuel Guibert, and graphic
designer Frédérique Lemercier.
"These gentlemen are leaders in their fields. Their interest in Roma
people is admirable and an honor for us," Ivan Akimov of Kesaj Tchave
told the Roma Press Agency (RPA).
Dear Prime Minister,
As you most certainly know, in the
year 2008 the Romani language was ceremonially standardized in Slovakia. This
was thus the completion of one stage of its development. The process of
standardization of the language should have been an expression of its
recognition as a language equal to other languages in Slovakia and thus a
language which can be used in an ordinary way – in the media, in public, in
state administration and in schools.
conclusions about the Romani language, which originate from the 4th Congress of
Roma (Warszawa, April, 1990) and the Charter 4 / 2000, which stems from
recommendations made by the Council of Europe, and related to education of Roma
in Europe, as well as the conclusions reached on the Regional meetings of
»Sarajevo group" in Sarajevo, Belgrade and Murska Sobota, during the year
2010, we, the
participants of the World Symposium on Romani language, reached the following
Unique television project to begin soon in Košice – the first ever European Roma Internet television broadcast, DikTV
Košice 20 September (RPA) – In just a few days the first European Roma
Internet television station, DikTV, will launch its trial broadcast.
This is an Internet television station which will broadcast only in the
Romani language and will be produced for all Roma. The Internet
television project is aimed primarily at those Roma who are fluent in
their native language or who are currently learning it.
Day of Remembrance for the Exterminaton of the Roma were held on the 66. anniversary of the liquidation of the Familienzigeunerlager, the so-called family camp for Sinti and Roma in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp
Osviecim 7, August (AMM) - Ceremonies
marking the Day of Remembrance for the Exterminaton of the Roma were
held on the sixty-sixth anniversary of the liquidation of the
Familienzigeunerlager, the so-called family camp for Sinti and Roma in
the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. The several hundred people in
attendance included former prisoners of Auschwitz and other Nazi camps
and ghettos, Roma from Poland and abroad, government officials
including Minister Elżbieta Radziszewska as the representative of Prime
Minister Donald Tusk, representatives of the European Commission,
members of the diplomatic corps, the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau
State Museum and members of the staff, and local officials.
In his remarks, Roman Kwiatkowski, President of the Association of Roma
in Poland, noted that “for us Roma, this is a symbolic place. It was
precisely here that the last surviving Roma prisoners in the so-called
Familienzigeunerlager were put to death in the gas chamber. That is why
I wish to express my satisfaction that, just here at this site of the
tragedy of our people, which is sometimes referred to as the Roma
Holocaust, there is permanent remembrance in the form of a plaque.