On 27 March 2014, the European Civil Rights Prize endowed with 15 000 euros will be awarded at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin by the Documentation and Cultural Centre and the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, together with the Manfred Lautenschläger Foundation. This year’s laureate is the Secretary General of the Society for Threatened Peoples Tilman Zülch. The honorary award goes to the intercultural youth organisation Amaro Drom.
With the kind support of the Finnish Government, and together with the Turkish Government, the Council of Europe will organise on 19 March 2014 in Istanbul a brainstorming meeting with Roma women to discuss the possibility of joint efforts to organise the 5th International Conference on Roma Women in 2015. The aim of the 2015 International Conference is to take stock of various initiatives benefitting Roma women and build on follow-up activities and action by Roma women and the Council of Europe.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Phenjalipe, the Informal Platform of Romani Women, the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) and the Council of Europe DOSTA! Campaign are holding a meeting on the status of Romani women on 12 March 2014 at the premises of the Council of Europe, Agora building in Room G06 from 9.30 until 12.30.