ROMED1 in the Media

Posted 20 Jul 2011

Reaching the Other Side was filmed in a suburb of Skopje, Macedonia, which is the biggest Roma settlement of Europe - Suto Orizari. The movie was produced as a support to the sustainable establishment of Roma Health Mediator program. Sustainability of Roma Health Mediator program is one of the priorities for the Roma Health Program / Open Society Foundations Budapest, (Hungary) in six countries, (Macedonia,
Serbia, Slovakia Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria).

Directed by Milutin Jovanovic
Watch the video here

Posted 8 Jul 2011

via Radio Romano
Radio talk show with Aurora Ailincai and Eleni Tsetsekou (Romed staff) and Luan Kokaj (politician in Belgrade).
The show was held in Romanes and English. 

To read the article click here (provided with the audio).
by Radio Romano (

Posted 6 Jul 2011

via humanrightseurope
On the 6th of July 2011, "the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Androulla Vassiliou signed the first of two funding agreements, which will see the EU give €1 million Euros to the Council of Europe to help train 1000 mediators.
The deal is a financial boost to the Roma Mediator Training Programme (Romed) launched earlier this year by the Council of Europe. So far, 427 mediators have been trained."

More on this in the official European Commission Press release

Posted 5 Jul 2011

Roma Health Mediators, Serbia
Directed by Milutin Jovanovic
Watch the full movie here 

Posted 26 May 2011

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, has presented a report to the Committee of Ministers in Istanbul, Turkey, in which he has outlined what measures are being taken to help Roma people. Trained Roma Mediators are being sent to 15 European states to help Roma people with education, health and employment issues.
Watch the video here

Posted 29 Apr 2011

via OSCE Mission in Bosnia
Interview of Samir Arnaut, Human Rights Officer, OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Importance of Inclusion of Roma Mediators in the work of Social Welfare Centers (Bosnian only).

Posted 26 Jan 2011

via Human Rights Europe Channel
On the first day of the Council of Europe's Roma mediators training programme, Ana Oprisan, 35, a Romanian living in Istanbul, Turkey, talks about the project, her experience and her expectation


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