The Youth Against Antigypsyism – YAG (in Romani language “yag” – “fire”) project aims to develop the capacity of young Roma and non-Roma individuals and NGOs on combating antigypsyism and promoting Roma youth participation in mainstream structures and relevant youth policies and strategies relevant to Roma on the national and international levels.

The target group of the project are predominantly Roma and non-Roma youth; mainstream youth organizations; stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, international and EU institutions and MEPs dealing with Roma and youth inclusion/participation.

The YAG-projects activities are taking place between January 2022 and December 2023. These include a series of capacity-building events led by the Center for Interethnic Dialogue – Amalipe: on tackling hate speech (Slovakia), on intersectionality (Hungary) and Romani identity (Spain), on building positive narratives about Roma (Bulgaria) and Roma youth inclusion in mainstream youth structures (France). Project partners are the Phiren Amenca International Network, Belgium (leading) and RGDTS, Hungary.

Within the YAG project, Phiren Amenca will conduct a study on the Roma youth participation in mainstream youth structures together with a number of international networking events (Hungary, Czechia, Belgium). RGDTS as a project partner is responsible for ensuring Roma youth participation in a series of European youth events such as the European Youth Event, the EU Roma Week and the European Youth Capital. The YAG project is funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme of the European Union. For project updates and calls for participation follow the web and Facebook-pages of Phiren Amenca and Center Amalipe.