Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: Strengthening civil society

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Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: Strengthening civil society- webinar

This webinar will bring together two IJRS issues published in 2021: Vol. 3 No. 2 (2021); and Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021)

Speakers will present their work engaging in a debate that will explore the strategies that Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers are implementing on the ground and which are strengthening civil society.

Some of the topics to be explored have been on the current agenda for being highly polemical: Shamus McPhee's paper on the "The Uglier Side of Bonnie Scotland: the Tinker Housing Experiments" or “so this is not a game” - Brexit as a ‘situation of uncommon precarity’ for migrants of Roma heritage in the UK" by Philip B. Martin.

We will also have grassroots community voices from Hungary and Greece with Anikó Orsós and the Amrita Association discussing how "Education Transforms Lives: from Deep Poverty to Cultural Agent and Activist" and "the importance of empowerment through the Erasmus+ Nefeli Project for Roma women" with Theofano Papakonstantinou and Dimitrios Alexandros Ladopoulos.

The webinar will also look at the labour market with "Participation in paid employment among the Finnish Roma" with Simo Mannila, Anu E Castaneda, Marianne Laalo, Hannamaria Kuusi.

Dialogic Literary Gathering and Opening Up Spaces of Meaning Creation and Social Transformation for Roma People with Garazi Lopez de Aguileta (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will be expanded on.
Period4 Nov 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Roma
  • Travellers
  • Women
  • civil society
  • Gender