MINELRES: Council of Europe announces first winners of the Dosta! Campaign Schools and Civil Society Awards

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Original sender: Michael Guet <Michael.GUET@coe.int>

Council of Europe announces first winners of the Dosta! Campaign’
“Schools and Civil Society Awards” 

Strasbourg, 16.10.2007 - Five schools and three NGOs from the Western
Balkans became winners of the Council of Europe “Schools and Civil
Society Awards” today for their work to promote intercultural dialogue
and better understanding of Roma culture.

The prizes have been awarded as part of a joint Council of Europe and
European Commission awareness raising campaign: “DOSTA! Go Beyond
prejudice, discover the Roma”. 

Launched in April 2007, the competition was open to schools and NGOs
from the Dosta! campaign participating countries: Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Republic of Serbia, and "the former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia".

The winners of the 2007 Schools and Civil Society Awards are: 

Civil Society Award 
1st Prize (a diploma and 3,000 euros): Albanian Young Women Christian
Association (Albania) 
2nd Prize (a diploma and 2,500 euros): Roma Community Centre DROM (“the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”) 
3rd Prize (a diploma and 1,500 euros): NGO ALFA (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Schools Award 
The five winning projects in this category received a diploma and 1,500
Euros each. 
“Vocational high school”, Maglaj (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 
“Technical school for mechanical engineering and transportation”,
Kragujevac (Serbia) 
“Elementary School 21 March”, Doboj (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 
“School for Elementary Education of Adults”, Sombor (Serbia) 
“Strucna skola Filip Kljajic”, Nis (Serbia) 

The Dosta! campaign “Schools and Civil Society Awards” recognises
creative and innovative initiatives of schools and NGOs in the field of
intercultural education, mutual understanding, tolerance and
valorisation of Roma culture and history, to break down deep-rooted
stereotypes and prejudices towards Roma.

For more information: www.dosta.org 

Council of Europe Press Division
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11

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