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My experience at CIFE Summer Programme

On the 1st of August 2017 I’ve attended as a speaker the international summer school Romania/Bulgaria organized by CIFE, programme focused on migration and refugee rights across Europe, taught in French. CIFE is a private institution of higher education and research, founded in 1954 with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, […]

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The Good Lobby Programe

On the 22nd of June I attended the Good Lobby Inaugural Event & The Launch of the EU Pro Bono Awards on behalf of Issues Without Borders. This event brought together EU officials, lawyers and other professionals, civil society actors and academics to publicly build a case for pro bono in Europe. On this occasion, […]

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The High Level Conference on Migration Management at the EU Parliament

On the 21st of June I attended  together with Elena Schigirev (also a member of Issues Without Borders) the “High Level Conference on Migration Management” organized by the EU Parliament. The conference was aimed at finding solutions to the migration crisis and deliver on the expectations of EU citizens. The participants at the conference were: […]

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IWB was presented at the international conference “Punishing International Crimes in Domestic Courts: Sentencing, Incarceration and Reintegration”

On the 12th of June I attended a conference organized by VU University in Amsterdam called “Punishing International Crimes in Domestic Courts: Sentencing, Incarceration and Reintegration”. I was invited to this conference by Adina Loredana Nistor, vice president of Issues Without Borders and a very close friend of mine.Adina graduated with a masters in Criminology […]

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My experience at the “Challenges of the Knowledge Society” conference

I have just returned from the 11th International Conference “Challenges of the Knowledge Society,” which took place between  12th -13th May 2017 in Bucharest The event was organized by  the Nicolae Titulescu University,  along with the Foundation for Law and International Relations Nicolae Titulescu, the Complutense University from Madrid and the Dueto University from Bilbao. […]

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“I never considered myself discriminated as a roma in Romania. It is only up to you to surpass your circumstances.”

    I am half hungarian and half gypsy, born and raised in Romania. This mix of cultures was never a problem for me. I am ardelean (which is a citizen of the region Transylvania in Romania). This is my identity, I am romanian because of my citizenship and education and I am hungarian/gypsy due to my genes. […]

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Romania is my home without a doubt. But I am also proud to be called a ‘gypsy’.”

  “I was born and raised in Romania and I currently live in Alba Iulia in Romania. I am an active campaigner for human rights, fighting against violence and discrimination towards the Roma community. I am constantly advocating for multi-ethnic co-existence and common understanding. Because of my constant political activity I have been involved in several organizations fighting for Roma rights, […]

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“I want to go to school and get an education. I want to have a better life.”

    My name is Guta and I am a gypsy from Tonciu. Tonciu is a village in Mures County in Romania. We are many romani here, it is a village only with Roma people. I don’t have a job as most people who live here do so basically I live out of what the state […]

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One of my life missions is to help integrate the Roma community through education.

    I live in Batos (Mures County in Transylvania), where I was chosen as a representative of the community in the Local Council and I am also the President of the Roma Democratic Party in the county. I also work as a Romani language teacher in the school of Apalina, a village with  Roma […]

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Never give up. If you are defeated you rise up and this is how you become a champion. That’s what I teach my Roma students.”

  “I am a citizen of Sarmasu, a village located in Mures County, in Romania. I have been living in Sarmasu for the last 30 years but I was born and raised in Lechinta, a village in Bistrita county. I am a geography teacher, married with two children and I teach here at the school […]

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