21 December 2016

Roma Young People workshop on political participation

On 18-20 December, GEYC participated at the Workshop on political participation organized by the Forum of European Roma Young People (FERYP) in Strasbourg, France.

”You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are" (John Lennon)

The workshop represents the kick-off meeting of FERYP Institute on Roma Youth and Political Participation that has the objective to train the young Roma to get involved in political life, for instance standing in elections, participating in decision-making, establishing partnerships with youth factions of political parties, community and stakeholders accession, establishing a clear and viable electoral program, fundraising and campaigning, etc. 

As part of the kick-off workshop, the participants had the chance to join the Relaunching of FERYP in its 20th anniversary since its foundation. FERYP will define new priorities and prepare a new Strategy for 2017-2020.