MINELRES: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Roma Rights 2/2010 Funding Roma Rights: Structures, Practices, Challenges, Prospects

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Roma Rights 2/2010
Funding Roma Rights: Structures, Practices, Challenges, Prospects
 
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) is looking for original articles
and other submissions (book reviews, interviews with key figures and
conference reports) from a broad range of disciplines addressing the
topic: Funding Roma Rights: Structures, Practices, Challenges and
Prospects. 

Developing and implementing effective programmes and projects to address
the problems that Romani individuals and communities face, in most
cases, requires financial resources. The variety of available funds to
promote Roma rights and inclusion, the utilisation of these funds, the
mechanisms employed for their allocation and the (in)accessibility of
resources is a matter of debate among Roma civil society. The question
of available funding for Romani organisations and the impact of such on
their autonomy is also of growing concern.
 
In this issue of Roma Rights, the ERRC seeks submissions relevant to the
field of Roma rights which reflect on and seek to provide answers to
questions like:

- What funds have been available to support human rights work
benefitting Roma in the last 10 years? What trends can be seen? 
- What is the relative importance of domestic versus non-domestic
funding sources? 
- Have EU funds been effectively deployed to address Roma rights? 
- Have available funds been used efficiently or effectively? What
impacts are visible? 
- What evaluation has been conducted? What have been the results? What
have been the challenges? 
- How do governments fund Roma policy implementation? Is this effective? 
- How are donor priorities set and how do these match the priorities of
Roma? 
- How has EU accession influenced funding in this field? 
- What challenges exist to accessing funding based on the current
funding mechanisms? 
- Should alternative funding mechanisms be explored in the Roma rights
movement? 
- Can funding allocation be more effectively channelled, tracked and
evaluated to bring better results faster? 
 
Individual testimonies reflecting the experiences of Romani persons and
organisations are particularly welcome. Authors are encouraged to
address the theme from perspectives other than those suggested above.
Articles offering critical insight into lessons learned in similar
situations in different countries, as well as submissions reflecting the
perspective of the grassroots Roma movement are also welcome.

Process 

Full articles must be submitted to the ERRC by 1 September 2010. All
submissions will be reviewed by a committee of ERRC staff who will make
the final selection of articles for publication. Due to limited space,
it may not be possible to publish all articles submitted.

Please send queries and submissions to Catherine Twigg:
catherine.twigg@errc.org .

Submission Guidelines

- All submissions and accompanying materials must be written in British
English. 
- Submissions must follow the ERRC Style Sheet. 
- Submissions must be in electronic form and accompanied by any relevant
graphics or pictures. 
- The length of submissions should not exceed 5,000 words for articles
and 2,500 words for other items (e.g. book reviews or conference
reports), inclusive of footnotes. 
- Footnote referencing should be utilised. Submissions with
bibliographical referencing will be sent back to authors. 
- All contributions must be original, previously unpublished material. 
 
The ERRC reserves the right to refuse publication of submissions at any
point prior to the publication of the journal.

Background
 
The ERRC is an international public interest law organisation engaging
in a range of activities to combat anti-Romani racism and human rights
abuse of Roma. The approach of the ERRC involves strategic litigation,
international advocacy, research and policy development and human rights
training of Romani activists.

Roma Rights is the ERRC’s flagship journal. Published since 1996, Roma
Rights has provided a forum for critical discussion of some of the most
important human rights concerns of Roma in Europe. The journal is widely
distributed in Europe and highly respected as a resource in this field.
Each issue of Roma Rights is dedicated to a specific theme. All issues
of Roma Rights are available on the ERRC Website.
 
2010-06-02
© ERRC 2010. All rights reserved 

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organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and
provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more
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Tel:+36.1.413.2200
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