Romani Early Years Network – REYN

No more lost Romani and Traveller generations

holocaust memorial

When discussing persecution of Roma during the World War II, references from the Netherlands are rarely considered. But the history of Roma Holocaust, or Porrajmos, is well known in this region. Unfortunately, not due to school curriculum but thanks to efforts Roma and pro-Roma activists, the history of Roma is remembered. Special thanks must go […]

Diversity Roma

Embracing Diversity – Creating Equitable Societies through Personal Transformation Under the auspices of ISSA and the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s (BVLF) partnership project, “Capacity Building of Roma Supporting Partners”, ISSA Senior Program Manager Zorica Trikic, and Professor Jelena Vranjesevic from the University of Belgrade delivered training on “Embracing Diversity – Creating Equitable Societies through Personal […]

REYN Kosovo

REYN Kosovo National Coordinator Albulena Zaimi describes REYN efforts to provide Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian children in the region with equitable access to early childhood education .

Romani Early Years Network is the joint initiative of the Open Society Foundation’s Roma ‘Kopaçi’ initiatives at the Early Childhood Programme (ECP) and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA). The goal of the Romani Early Years Network is to empower Roma and non-Roma Early Childhood Development (ECD) professionals and para-professionals working with Romani communities, […]