The Ad hoc Committee of experts on Roma issues (CAHROM) heard at its 5th meeting (Strasbourg, 14-16 May 2013) presentations from Lithuania and Spain about recent national launches of the Council of Europe Dosta! campaign (on 8 and 9 April 2013 respectively) and planned activities in these countries. The Committee took note of the intention of the Slovak Republic to launch Dosta! in the near future and of the interest in the Dosta! campaign and its material expressed by Belgium and France.
The joint official launch of the DOSTA! Campaign of the Council of Europe, coorganised with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ministry of External Affairs and Cooperation, National Council of Roma Community and Secretariado Gitano Foundation took place on 9 April 2013, in Madrid, in the premises of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. DOSTA! means “enough” in the variant of the Romaní language spoken in the Balkans where the campaign was first initiated.
The launch of the campaign took place on Monday, on the 8 of April 2013, in the Ministry of culture and Public Theater in Vilnius. The date was chosen to commemorate the International Roma Day. The resident diplomats and representatives of the Council of Europe, representatives of non-governmental organizations participated in the events in Lithuania.
A group of Roma women from Vilnius creating their Peace Quilt to illustrate a Romani engagement within the Advocacy Project in Lithuania in cooperation with the Roma Community Center. The Peace Quilt (entitled Romano Trajo! - Romani Life!) will be centered around a piece depicting the meeting of the families to discuss the engagement, while the side panels will focus on the main characters.