KHAMORO World Roma Festival and Prague Spring classical music festival given the EFFE Label

The KHAMORO World Roma Festival and the Prague Spring classical music festival have been awarded an EFFE Label by an international jury that assesses European festivals fulfilling criteria of a very high standard. 

The International Jury chaired by Sir Jonathan Mills, former director of the Edinburgh International Festival, also selected five of the most trend-setting European festivals from the pool of 705 recognized with the EFFE Label 2019-2020 for the EFFE Award. 

The EFFE Award winners (in alphabetical order) are:

Conrad Festival, Krakow - Poland
Festival Deltebre Dansa, Deltebre - Spain
Førde Traditional and World Music Festival, Førde - Norway
GogolFEST - Multidisciplinary International Festival of Contemporary Art, various cities - Ukraine
Welcome to The Village, Leeuwarden – The Netherlands

The gala ceremony celebrating the EFFE Label 2019-2020 was held on 26 September at the famous Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels.

Deportation of two Roma women from Tutlingen, Germany after staying 20 years or more!

They were deported to Serbia on 27.09.2019.
Both women were deported without passports, only with EU paper (DIN A4 photo paper). They do not speak Serbian either. For the first time, they are separated from the family.
The family lives in Tutlingen.

In Belgrade, both girls have problems: they do not have a valid passport, only deportation paper.
They don't even have a residence address. They are literally left on the street. Meanwhile, one of the brothers of the two sisters came to Serbia. Their residence status is unclear. Lawyers say they are threatened with arrest because they have no documents.

They suspect this deportation is a politically motivated decision.

According to the Baden-Württemberg Police Act, deportations may not take place before 4am in the period from April 1 to September 30, 2019.

In addition, you are not allowed to get the keys from the landlord of the apartment without his permission. In the event of deportation, the police cannot, without the will of the tenants or the owners, enter without a court order.

Both girls were employed!

Roma integration in Slovenia

The Council of Europe estimates that approximately 8,500 Roma live in Slovenia (0.42% of the population).

The strategy aims to eliminate poverty and social exclusion of marginalised Roma communities, and in particular addresses child welfare, education, employment, healthcare and housing.

The involvement of the Roma themselves is crucial, as well as raising general awareness and fighting discrimination. Slovenia wants to involve Roma children in the educational process as early as possible (pre-schools) with the help of Roma assistants and mediators.

The plan also covers legalising settlements and a pilot project for better healthcare.


At the end of October, the realization of the team for the documentary "Sky, Wheel, Land" is soon to begin. The first destination is the Russian Federation !

Soon the first clip for the documentary "Sky, Wheel, Land" will begin. Under the agreement of the team that will produce this documentary, that start is scheduled for the final week of October 2019, with the Russian Federation shooting first in Moscow and the surrounding area.

The documentary covers the history of the Roma from 1500 years ago to the present day.

In the second stage, in addition to the Russian Federation, shootings are planned in Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria.

A plan to record the dynamics is planned for November in the Indian subcontinent.

Filming in Spain, Portugal, France, Britain, as well as Germany, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and finally the US and Brazil will be the final destination.

The team responsible for the realization of this documentary project are: Zoran Dimov - producer, Kosta Markovski - director, Ramush Muarem - Cirko as screenwriter, lead narrator and actor Bajram Severdjan - Dr Koljo, and a technical team of filmmakers, Erhan Demir, Ferdi Osman and Bajram Iseni.

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