MINELRES: Fwd: CfA: Intercultural Training Breaking the Vicious Circle of Roma Cultural Isolation, 68 June 2007, Tirana

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

Call for Applications
“Contemporary VISION for Development and Human Rights” Centre, with the
support of Central European Initiative (CEI) and the Office of the
Council of Europe in Albania is organizing an Intercultural Training
“Breaking the Vicious Circle of Roma Cultural Isolation” on 06 – 08 June
2007, Tirana - Albania
Objectives of the Training:

1. Raise awareness on the positive values of Roma culture as part of the
world cultural mosaic;
2. Raise participant’s capacity and skills to effectively advocate for
Roma rights respect;
3. Foster cross-border cooperation and exchanges among the Balkan and
Adriatic societies; 
4. Development and conservation of tangible and intangible cultural

Training and Exposition, Publication of a Brochure.
Place of the training:                             

Number of training days:                  
3 working days (5 including travel days)

Dates of implementation:                      
06 – 08 June 2007

Working language:                           

Eligible countries:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Kosovo,
Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, and Serbia. 

The initiative involves 35 Roma and Non-Roma participants of different
profiles: artists, journalists, jurists and other NGO activists who are
interested in learning and giving their contribution in the promotion of
the Roma rights and respect of diversity in their society.

Participants profile: 

- 18 – 35 years old and residents in one of the countries mentioned
- Be involved on one of the following fields: picture, photography,
music, dance, ethnology, history, literature, theatre, poetry etc; media
or human right activists who work on/for Roma issues;
- Be able to perform or present their work in one of the fields
mentioned above, according to the attached agenda;
- Have a certain level of English proficiency;
- Be able to take part in the full length of the Seminar and other
- Be willing to contribute and to benefit from the goals of the training
and activities;
- Be willing to pass on information, skills, knowledge, and contacts
acquired from this course to their colleagues, peers and Community;
- Be willing to share and exchange with the other participants.

The preparatory team will make the selection of participants on the
bases of applicants’ motivation, training needs, experience and
potential for multiplication. In addition, the team will try to ensure a
balance between gender, geographical regions, and different types of
experiences, cultural backgrounds and organizations. Candidates who are
faced with barriers in their practical reality of youth or minority work
or life will also be given priority. 

Technical issues:

Travel and accommodation expenses will be provided by the organizers.
The travel expenses will be reimbursed on the spot, in cash and in Euro
or ALL during the training. The participants should provide all the
relevant documentation and invoices of travel and visa expenses. They
should organize their travel according to the guidelines which will be
provided by Vision Centre team and on economic fare bases. The
organizers will reimburse only International and Albanian local
transportation expenses. NO PARTICIPATION FEE IS APPLIED.

Application procedure:

Please find attached the APPLICATION FORM in English. Please note that
the deadline to receive the application forms is May 27, 2007.
Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. The
selected participants will be notified after May 28, 2007. Please note
that due to the large number of applications we normally receive in
these types of activities, only selected applicants or applicants in the
waiting list will be contacted.

The Application Forms should be submitted by 27 May 2007. by e-mail to:
Ledio Orozi, Project Coordinator: info@qendravizion.org 

For information on Vision Centre you can visit: www.qendravizion.org
Please feel free to forward this message.

Thank You!

>From MINELRES moderator: The Agenda of the training and the application
form will be sent to all interested list members by request.

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