Workshop: Capacity Building for Roma Rights Advocacy Application Form Procedure The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) and the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF) shall conduct a ten-day long intensive Roma Rights Summer Workshop in Budapest from 5 July 2004 to 14 July 2004. Program Goal The goal of the ERRC Summer Workshop is to develop the capacity of a new generation of Romani leaders and human rights activists, to use international, regional and domestic human rights instruments and mechanisms to advance the rights of Roma, both domestically and internationally. Objectives The objectives of the Summer Workshop are to enable participants to: * Analyse issues and situations affecting Roma in their respective countries based on internationally accepted human rights values and principles * Develop skills in using domestic mechanisms (such as national legislation) and international human rights instruments (i.e., United Nations Treaties, the European Court of Human Rights, etc.) to protect and promote the rights of Roma * Strengthen skills in monitoring and reporting human rights violations and racial discrimination as well as advocacy skills * Increase their capacity to apply their learning within their organisations and their societies * Explore opportunities for networking and developing partnerships with NGOs and government officials to further advance the cause of Roma rights throughout Europe Participants The Roma Rights Summer Workshop is a component of ERRC programming aimed at capacitating Romani activists, and is therefore only open to persons of Romani ethnicity. We welcome applications from Romani individuals who are interested in human rights. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have a sufficient command of English to enable them to actively participate in the Workshop. Applicants are preferably students of law, public administration and social sciences, or hold a degree in one of these fields. The ERRC also encourages activists who do not hold a formal degree to apply. Recipients of ERRC scholarships for Romani students of law and public administration are specifically encouraged to apply. The ERRC additionally welcomes applications by persons of Romani origin engaging in human rights work on behalf of other disadvantaged groups. Application Procedure Applicants must: 1. Complete the application form provided at the following weblink: http://errc.org/capacitation/index.shtml 2. Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or lecturer familiar with the applicant's work, a community leader, church leader, or their current employer. The letter should explain the nature of their relationship, how long they have known the applicant and highlight the main attributes of the applicant and whether they would be a suitable candidate for the ERRC Roma Rights Summer Workshop. 3. Submit a 500-750 word essay in English: * explaining any human rights/Roma rights activities in which they have been involved to date * expressing why they would like to participate in the ERRC Roma Rights Summer Workshop and how it would be useful for them and any future actions they would like to undertake in their Roma rights/human rights work We kindly request that all materials be submitted to the ERRC in one package. Applications missing one or more of these requirements will not be considered by the selection committee. Completed applications should be submitted to European Roma Rights Center, 1386 Budapest 62, P.O. Box 906/93, Hungary, or by fax to (+ 36 1) 413-2201, or by e-mail to <SummerWorkshop@errc.org>. The closing deadline for all applications is 7th May 2004. Please take note that this is an absolutely final deadline and any applications received after this date shall not be considered. _____________________________________________ The European Roma Rights Center is an international public interest law organisation which monitors the rights of Roma and provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about the European Roma Rights Center, visit the ERRC on the web at http://www.errc.org. European Roma Rights Center 1386 Budapest 62 P.O. Box 906/93 Hungary Phone: +36 1 4132200 Fax: +36 1 4132201 _____________________________________________ ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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