MINELRES: Fwd: ECMI Romani project web site launch announcement

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Wed Jun 16 13:31:52 2004

Original sender: Roma Network <romale@zahav.net.il>

From: Verica Grdanoska <grdanoska@ecmingonet.org.mk>
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is pleased to announce
the launch of its trilingual (English/Macedonian/International Romani)
Romani project homepage: www.ecmirom.org
At present, the website focuses on the needs assessment funded by the
Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida) and carried out by ECMI
with Roms in the Republic of Macedonia in fall 2003. Among the
highlights of the site is the possibility of downloading the 100+ page
needs assessment report. More features will be added as ECMI implements
follow-on activities based on the needs assessment in Macedonia and
carries out additional needs assessments in neighbouring countries.
ECMI is one of Europe's leading expert institutions in the field of
interethnic relations. Founded by the governments of Denmark, Germany
and Schleswig-Holstein in 1997, the Centre has built up an impressive
portfolio of research and action-oriented projects, particularly in
relation to Balkans affairs. In addition to its headquarters staff of
15, based in Flensburg, Germany, it maintains three regional offices in
the Balkans (Sarajevo, Prishtina and Skopje), and has recently opened a
branch office in Tbilisi as well as a sub-office in the Javakheti region
of Georgia. Through these offices the Centre has very successfully
established projects that address interethnic conflict in an express and
direct way. 
These projects have been funded by an increasing number of foreign
ministries, the EU, the Council of Europe 
and major foundations. 

More information on ECMI projects can be found at http://www.ecmi.de

For additional information on ECMI's project activities with Romani
populations in Europe, please, contact:
Department for Romani Integration
European Centre for Minority Issues
Schiffbruecke 12 
Kompagnietor Building
D-24939 Flensburg

Tel:       + 49 (0) 461 14149 62
Fax:       + 49 (0) 461 14149 69

E-mail Eben Friedman at friedman@ecmi.de
P.S. Verica Grdanoska is responsible for managing the web site
www.ecmirom.org. Based in the ECMI Regional office Skopje, she is the
focal point for administering the contents of the web site. In case
there are any lapses in the information currently displayed on the site,
please contact Verica at grdanoska@ecmingonet.org.mk