Letter to the President of Russia with expression of condolences. Sinai Russian plane catastrophe. 1.11.2015
On behal of IRU and all of the Roma Nation, Dr. Normunds Rudevics has sent a letter to the Russian Government with a message of deep condolences.
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16.08.15 IRU CONGRESS & ELECTIONS
Dr. Normunds Rudevics is elected to the President of the International Romani Union on the 9th Congress of IRU in the city of Riga, Latvia.
The Congress of IRU took place in the Town Hall of the Mayor of Riga. Elections were held for the Cabinet members. A new memorandum was agreed upon.
EVZ FOUNDATION. September 2015
Official announcement of the representative of the Foundation with regards to the recently spread rumours about compensations up to 20,000 Euro to Roma persons born before 1937.
“EVZ Foundation is confirming that in accordance to the laws of compensation and restitutions compensations are made only through the Programmes announced on the official site. No compensations in such amount are made. Please beware of any bodies and organisations proposing to fill in paid applications! Please consult the official sources.”
Valentina Valtchuk, EVZ.
Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft"
Letter to the President of France with expression of solidarity and condolences. Paris terror attacks 13.11.2015
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris and France, following the terrible attacks on innocent civilians on the 13th of November. Please accept our deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims.We see these attacks as an assault on the free world, on civilisation, on everything we consider human. Our hope is that these hard times are to make us stronger in unity against barbarism, terror and fundamentalism all over the planet. Roma people are with you.”
Dr. Normunds Rudevics, The President of Romani Union
EVZ FOUNDATION. Board of Trustees meeting. 10. 12. 2015
EVZ Foundation has held its Board of Trustees meeting in Berlin. Dr. Normunds Rudevics has joined the Board as representative of International Romani Union.The Board of Trustees approves the report on the development of the new funding programme "Support for Roma survivors of the genocide" for the next 3 years.
The visit of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Roma Art and History Museum and the meeting with the President of IRU. 16.02.2016
The Ambassador of United States of America, Mrs Nancy Bikoff Pettit has visted the Roma Cultural Centre on the 16th of February 2016. After the tour of the Museum the Ambassador attended presentation of the activities and strategic plans of the International Romani Union. The subjects of the meeting included the programme of passports for Roma, the programme of employment – Tabor of the 21st century, the programme of commemoration of Roma Holocaust, as well as the possibilities of supporting the International Romani Culture Festival -
Open Letter of The President of IRU and the Cabinet to the Head of European Commission. Subject: Current Roma policies within EU and the implementation of the Programme 2020. 20.03.2016
IRU Cabinet meeting on the 19.03.2016 in Riga, Latvia.
The President of IRU has sent a letter of condolences to King Philippe of Belguim after the terror attacks in the capital Brussels, o bejalf of IRU and Roma people worldwide. 22.03.2016
EVZ FOUNDATION. Board of Trustees meeting. 16. 06. 2016
EVZ Foundation has held its Board of Trustees meeting in Berlin. IRU is happy to inform that a new Programme has been approved by The Board of Trustees. The new funding programme is called "Lacho Dives", it will disperse 500 000 Eur for the year 2016 for Roma related programmes for NGOs. Read the official document and calls for applications here.
Dr. Rudevic with Dr. Erberhart, the new Director of the Foundation EVZ.
UNTIMELY PASSING OF VALERY NOVOSELSKY 23. 08. 2016.
International Romani Union expresses its deep condolences to the family of our dear friend and colleague, exceptional Roma activist and a brilliant mind, Mr. Valery Novoselsky, who tragically passed away on the 19th of August 2016 in Riga, Latvia.
ROMA SENIORS CONFERENCE 18 -
ROMA HISTORY REMEMBRANCE PROJECT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ROMA VICTIMS OF NAZISM
On the 18th -
IRU CABINET AND PRESIDIUM MEETING 20 .08.2016
On the 20th of August 2016 in Riga the IRU cabinet and presidium meeting has taken place. To see the resolutions please enter here:
ROMA HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE 12.09.2016
ROMA HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE & RESEARCH CONFERENCE On the 12th of September 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia, a conference took place, dedicated to Samudaripen -
ROMA WORLD FESTIVAL 18,19,20.08.2016
For the second year in the row the Festival Roma World showcased the best Roma artists of the world. Representatives from 16 countries performed fro three consecutive days on the stage of Dzintari Concert Hall I Jurmala, Latvia.
The Organising Committee of the Festival has signed a partnership agreement with MEZZO TV, available in 55 countries and having more than 28 million subscribers all over the world. Together we are certain Roma art will be appreciated even more, whilst we continue to showcase the diversity of Roma music traditions from all corners of the world.
International Romani Union was established in 1971, in 1979 people of Roma officially achieved a legal form of nation. In 1979 International Romani Union (IRU) became a member of United Nations Organisation (UNO) and officially obtained a special consultative status (Category II NGO № D 9424). Today, International Romani Union is the only international organisation representing the rights of Roma people in the world. In 1971 the national flag of Roma people was presented to the world society by the International Romani Union, it was accepted and adopted by the nations of the world. Today the flag of Roma people together with all other national flags is presented at the United Nations and The Council of Europe.
ROMA HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE, Vilnius, Lithuania 06 -
ROMA HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE & RESEARCH CONFERENCE took place together with the exhibition and a conference at the Seim (Parliament) of Lithuania, dedicated to Samudaripen -
BABIY YAR ANNIVERSARY, UKRAINE
NEW MEMORIAL FOR ROMA VICTIMS UNVEILED 30.09.2016
The President of IRU Dr. Rudevich was invited by the Ukrainian government to participate in the ceremony of remebrance of Babiy Yar victims. The invitation was extended by the Prime Minister Groisman. Dr. Rudevich was also received by the President, Mr. Poroshenko.
Passing of Esma Redzepova 11.12.2016
Dear brothers and sisters!
Our nation has lost one of its ardent activists, a wonderful singer and artist Esma Redzepova. She promoted Roma culture on many levels, enjoying world wide fame, participating in social activities and representing Roma with pride. Roma world and the world of music have suffered a big loss with her passing. She will be also remembered as a social and political activist of IRU.
On behalf of International Romani Union we are expressing condolences to the family of Esma Redzepova, she will be missed by all of us.
Lokhi phuv lake!
Dr. Normunds Rudevics and the Cabinet of IRU
INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY 05.11.2016
A special meeting was organised in Zagreb, Croatia on the 3rd of November between IRU delegates, the President of IRU Dr. Normunds Rudevich and the Commissioner for Language and linguistic rights Dr. Marcel Corthiade.
The meeting was joined by the Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Mr. Bozo Petrov, Mr. Veljko Kajtazi, member of the Parliament of Croatia, Ms Suzana Krcmar (Kali Sara organisation), Mr. Stanislav Stankiewitz, Head of Parliament of IRU.