News - May 2014

 - 9 - 10 May 2014, Zagreb: Educational seminar titled “Development of media responsibility for the purpose of strengthening the social integration of Roma” was organized within the framework of the project “Roma Inclusion Advocacy Project”, implemented by the Centre for Peace, Legal Advice and Psychosocial Assistance - Vukovar , STINA Institute from Split and the Association of Roma Friendship LUNA from Beli Manastir.
Roma Inclusion Advocacy Project, co-financed by the European Union through its grant program scheme Supporting CSOs Advocacy and Motivation Programmes for Socially Excluded Groups, within IPA IV Component - Human Resources Development, focuses on Roma as one of the most excluded and most-discriminated social groups in Croatia. The project is being implemented in five counties: Osijek-Baranja, Brod-Posavina, Sisak-Moslavina, Koprivnica-Krizevci and Medjimurje County.
The project consists of three basic components: (1) Development of Roma civil society organizations and Roma community representatives capacities for monitoring and advocacy; (2) Monitoring and advocacy activities focused on the implementation of measures for inclusion of Roma; and (3) Visibility of topics and issues related to the inclusion of Roma in Croatia. This seminar was organized within the framework of the third component of the project.
Lecturers at the seminar were: Stjepan Malovic, retired professor of journalism and communications, Gordana Vilovic, professor of journalism and communications at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb, Srdjan Dvornik, writer and facilitator of the National Strategy for Roma Inclusion 2020, Radenko Udovicic, media expert and President of the  Association Media Initiatives from Sarajevo, Antun Bradjasevic, media and civic activist, and Ljubomir Mikic, adviser and expert on national minorities issues at the Center for Peace - Vukovar. The seminar was attended by representatives of the media and young Roma activists from five counties where this project is being implemented.