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.
Vienna, 16 March (RPA/TS) – Nine projects from Slovakia are on the list
of finalists for the ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration
2011. Out of a total of 1850 registered projects from 12 countries, 133
made it onto the short list. The selection of finalists for the ERSTE
Foundation Award for Social Integration 2011 was a great deal more
demanding than in the past two years. Non-profit organizations from 12
Central and Southeastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech
Republic, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Moldova,
Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia) submitted a total of 1850 projects
during the call for applications, from 1 October to 15 December 2010.
Košice, 16. July (RPA) On Sunday, 13 July, in Trebišov the Romathan
theatre officially kicked off a string of concerts focused on the acceptance of
the euro currency in Slovakia. In the coming days, a total of 40 such concerts
will be taking place throughout Slovakia.
Photograph: Milan Godla, program dramaturge and soloist for the Romathan
BRATISLAVA June 25 (SITA/TASR/ČTK/SME/RPA) The Slovak government today recalled Klára Orgovánová from the position of plenipotentiary for the Roma minority. As of 21 June, she is being replaced by Anna Botošová, daughter of a famous Roma violin player. Botošová once worked in the government office relating to this issue but afterwards left to work in the Ministry of Work. Vice Premier Dušan Čaplovič stated that cooperation with Orgovánová was poor and that she was not willing to promote the priorities of the government in the policies towards the Roma minority. The Vice Premier emphasized in his proposal for the recall the fact that the time was ripe for a change. This has been ripening for a long time and since Ive now found an adequate replacement, it was time to recall Mrs. Orgovánová and to replace for with Mrs. Botošová, explained Čaplovič after a meeting of the government.