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Empowering Roma Young Leaders to Shape Inclusive Narratives

Panel Discussion
The CEU Campus
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Roma in European Societies Initiative
  at Central European University and The German Marshall Fund of the United States cordially invite you to the panel discussion

Empowering Roma Young Leaders to Shape Inclusive Narratives23 May 2017Central European University, Nador utca 15, Budapest, Quantum 101

Abstract / Self-perception is core to political empowerment and established and rising leaders of the Roma community require a toolkit to best engage the community with positive narratives,  shaping a more inclusive and positive political narrative, both among Roma and for the broader population by  shifting perceptions in regions and co-creating strategies to turn around negative political narratives regarding Roma. It is also crucial to highlight that Roma are already adding value to societies, and have the political and economic potential to contribute more. Positive framing of Roma contributions is indispensable in order for mainstream populations to recognize the significant role of Roma minority in European countries. The more encouraged to act, the more able to participate, the more positive impact we can make.

/ Speakers and Agenda /

  10:00 – 10:40  Opening remarks by: Roland Ferkovics/ GMF

Iulius Rostas/ Assistant Professor, Chair of Romani Studies / CEU

   Kevin Killer/ Senator /South Dakota State Legislature

10:40 – 12:10 Panel discussion I. The role of media in forming narratives about Roma and the influence of negative narratives in politics, elections, campaigns and policies

/ 12:10 – 13:00 Lunch reception /

13:00 – 14:30 Panel discussion II. How media should operate to form positive Roma public image – proposing recommendations

/ 14:30 – 14:40 Coffee break /

14:40 – 16:10 Panel discussion III. Considering strategies for developing inclusive narratives in politics and policies

16:10 Closing remarks by:Roland Ferkovics/ Grantee /GMF

/Coffee break and Networking to follow in front of N15 Quantum 101/