The project "Youth is tolerance – combating anti-Roma stereotypes among young people" was launched in February this year. The main objectives of the project are: the establishment of volunteer Youth Task Force Groups (YTFG), as well as networks and sustainable partnership with local governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions.
For five days (from July 9th to July 13th, 2013) Veliko Tarnovo will be hosting an international youth camp aiming at fighting anti-Roma stereotypes. The cam is organized within the project "Youth is tolerance" realized by Center Amalipe within the European Commission's Fundamental Rights and Active Citizenship Program. The camp will bring together volunteers from six districts in Bulgaria where youth tolerance club have been established, namely - Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen, Burgas, Vratsa, Plovdiv and Blagoevgrad as well as from partnering countries - Greece, Romania and Hungary. Partners in the project are: "Antigone" - Greece, "Dartke"-Hungary and "Romani Criss" - Romania.
Thessaloniki's western suburbs. Big houses and crowded streets in what looks like a countryside village, but it's just 100 meters from the biggest bus hub in town. This is Dentropotamos, one of the three areas with the highest percentage of Roma population in Thessaloniki.
On the late afternoon of July 2nd 2013 ANTIGONE's staff and volunteers of the project Youth is Tolerance (YIT) meet a group of Roma youngsters in the rooms of the Roma Women Cultural Association of Dendropotamos.
13.06.2013 - Bulgaria.10th Roma Children Festival "Open Heart" – a rainbow of songs, dances, smiles and friendships ..... without end!
From 7th to 9th of June in Veliko Tarnovo, CIEDT "Amalipe" in partnership with the Municipality of Veliko Tarnovo organized the tenth anniversary Roma Children Festival "Open Heart". Prepared from afar, anticipated eagerly by all participants, being an incentive for students – to attend school regularly, to improve their school grades, prepare to be selected for participation in the festival.