Posts Tagged ‘Roma’

“Radical acts of kindness” – volunteering against poverty

Malnutrition and poverty is a global phenomenon, and affects European cities even today. In Hungary – a relatively prosperous country in global terms – many people still suffer from poverty. Malnutrition in cities, and even starvation in certain rural areas, are not rare. Statistics show that more than 40% of Hungary’s population lives in a [...]

By Mátyás Sain, on September 14th, 2017 at 10:41

Capitalising, Gaining Influence – Why Communication Matters

The Roma-NeT II project  follows up on  the Roma-NeT URBACT  project that aimed to motivate cities to improve local service delivery towards Roma populations by making services more accessible, by motivating more active participation from Roma communities and by introducing new interventions. ROMA-NeT members learned a lot about the core themes of Roma inclusion and [...]

By URBACT, on February 10th, 2015 at 14:10

From Biking to Solidarity

The proportion of people using bicycle for everyday transport in Budapest has increased beyond all expectations after the political change. Along with this, a number of NGOs came to existence, aiming at improveming conditions for urban cycling, and later, striving for a new paradigm in the use of urban space. In 2011 one cyclist group [...]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on February 3rd, 2015 at 15:55

Improving Impact for Roma Inclusion

Roma inclusion is the theme of Roma-Net II, one of the three URBACT pilot networks, undertaking exchange and learning about the delivery of Local Action Plans. Six of the original partners from the first phase, (Almeria, Bologna, Budapest, Glasgow, Nagykálló and Torrent) have agreed to continue their collaboration. Roma-NeT II offers an opportunity for these cities [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on May 2nd, 2014 at 15:58

Working with Roma people: what can Bruce Springsteen teach us?

By Béla Kézy, Nagykálló On July 12 – just two weeks after the Roma-Net thematic workshop in Torrent – I travelled to Vienna to watch a concert. A live performance of a 64 year old man, who created magic for nearly four hours in front of 50.000 people! Although this wasn’t the first time I [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on January 9th, 2013 at 16:14