Call for Applications: Barvalipe Roma Pride Summer Camp

Call for Applications: Barvalipe Roma Pride Summer Camp
The Open Society Roma Initiatives is calling for participants to the second Barvalipe Roma Pride Summer Camp for young Roma from Central and Eastern Europe. This 10-day camp, held on Szentendre Island near Budapest, Hungary, aims to provide young Roma with a powerful experience and encourage them to choose to serve as role models, political leaders, and civic activists able to advocate for themselves and their communities.

Participants will explore the roots and future of Roma identity in a learning environment with distinguished Roma professors and civil leaders. The camp will include a two-day study trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, where some 20,000 Roma and Sinti died. Candidates must be proficient in English, with the ability to speak, write and debate. Candidates must be from countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2001–2015 or from Italy, Kosovo, Moldova or Turkey. Priority will be given to candidates between the ages of 18 and 30.

Applications should be submitted by email to roma@osi.hu by 8 May 2012.

Find out more: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/roma/news/second-barvalipe-camp-20120417