Sinti and Roma – Europe’s largest majority – experience prejudice, marginalisation and discrimination throughout Europe. This racism has reached a new dimension all over Europe in recent years. But also in Germany, the Sinti who have been at home here for generations, as well as the Roma who have immigrated over the last few decades and who are currently applying for asylum, are subjected to antiziganism in all areas of life. There have so far practically been no advocates in the majority society. It’s primarily members of the minority themselves who point out this antiziganism and the severe consequences it brings. However, we all have the responsibility to call out and condemn prejudice and discrimination against Roma and Sinti, as well as to express our solidarity with those affected.
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On the occasion of ROMADAY 2019 and the approaching European elections, the Alliance for Solidarity with the Sinti and Roma of Europe is asking what Sinti and Roma have to say about the fragile Europe of the present - what strategies can they use based on their individual biographies and experiences facing the increasingly polarizing society?
From the 4th to 8th April 2019, representatives of the minority which has been living in Europe for more than 1,000 years will discuss their perspectives on Europe in a series of events and tell stories of self-assertion, cohesion and defiance against social antagonism, as well as stories of their arrival.Learn more
On the initiative of the RomaTrial association and the Foundation Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe, a broad inclusive alliance formed in 2015 in solidarity with the Sinti and Roma of Europe. The aim of the alliance is to send a clear signal against antiziganism.