The Roma Project has been involved in and supported several European Funded Projects since 2014. ______________________________________As a charity, we have strong links with organisations, services, universities and other charities in the country and abroad. We work closely with academics and other political entities to ensure that we are sharing best practices with others interested in the Roma community. We have collaborated on a number of local, national and international European projects and worked closely with leading thinkers in Higher education. Some highlights include: -The Erasmus+ Project Nefeli –Erasmus+ RTransform: Roma Women transforming the educational systems around Europe through their social and political Mobilization –Roma: Recycle Reuse Reimagine Project: Co-creation of a children’s book on recycling –Urban Villages: The Growing Project -SP Policy Funding GRT in Higher Education: Transforming Policy –CEF EU-Funded WEAVE Project (Widen European access to cultural communities via Europeana)
RICHES: RECALIBRATING RELATIONSHIPS
Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research was project coordinator for the EU Funded RICHES 7th Framework Project. RICHES was focussed on bringing cultural heritage and people together in a changing Europe and finding new ways of engaging with heritage in a digital world.
The RICHES project is about change. For many in 21st century Europe, Cultural Heritage (CH) is more about what it is than who we are: though enormously rich, this treasure is often locked away, or crumbling, or in a foreign language, or about a past which to many people – young , old, newcomers to Europe and settled inhabitants – seems of little relevance.
It should be noted that while the RICHES project touched on the relationship between Digital Technology and vulnerable groups, it did it from a theoretical perspective.The communities, analysed in the project’s six case studies, could not be more diverse. The Roma Project was included in one of the case studies and engaged with first generation immigrants of Romanian nationality in Coventry and considered, mapped and analysed the digital cultural practices of the Romani minority in Coventry, UK, between actuality and potentiality.
Final Deliverable 4.1 can be read here RICHES-D4.1-European-identity-belonging-and-the-role-for-digital-CH_public which included work by Dr. Amalia Sabiescu whom at the time was working at Coventry University Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE).
Rosamaria Cisneros, Board member for the project co-authored a Policy Brief which included the work carried out in the case study. The Policy Brief can be read here: EUROPEAN-POLICY-BRIEF_Identity-Minorities_final.
We have collaborated with Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research
(C-DaRE) numerous times.
PROTON aims at improving existing knowledge on the processes of recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks through an innovative integration between social and computational sciences.
We are participating in the fieldwork that is being conducted by the CREA-UB team for the PROTON project, and specifically, which is oriented to analyse the impact of policies for preventing organised crime and terrorism. And that we are looking for how some specific actions, programmes and policies developed at the grassroot level prevent from fall in networks of organised crime and terrorism. Press Release on the project can be found Proton-Press-release.