Intercultural Mediation for the School-to-Work Transition among the Roma youth in Spain

This blog post will highlight the relevance of intercultural mediation in some Roma young people’s school-to-work transition, in Spain. Such relevance, however in our view, does not justify the ethnocultural framing of the intervention. It is mediator’s mentoring role, her culturally responsive guidance and caring relationship that impact young people. While her mediating role – conflict prevention/resolution, communication facilitation – appears to benefit mostly local public administration.

Blog: Between choices and going with the flow. The role of career guidance in young Roma people’s life course

November 10, 2020

By Abel Beremenyi

This post is a brief version of the paper presented at the online conference entitled: “Sociology at the Dawn of a Successful Century?”, that took place the 8th – 9th of October, 2020.

Blog: Setting up the NGOST project team. Considering collaborative research

October 30, 2020

By Abel Beremenyi

Today, NGOST team has been reinforced by two research assistants on the Spanish fieldwork.

Blog: NGOST project case-study site in Spain

October 27, 2020

By Abel Beremenyi

The search for the second case-study site for my comparative research project has been driven by fundamentally different rationalities than the first, in Hungary. Surely, many ethnographic research projects have suffered changes in their design, approach or even feasibility.

Blog: Collaboration, the way to coordinate unaffiliated volunteers

October 4, 2020

By Andras Molnar
This article was originally published on the TROPICO project website here on August 7, 2020.

Blog: How to laugh away the far-right: lessons from Germany

By Michael Zeller
This article was originally published on OpenDemocracy here on July 30, 2020.

In the many instances where far-right activity attempts to exhibit solemnity, gravity, or strength, a well-aimed joke is a powerful act of resistance.

Blog: Gender Identity in Higher Education and Research Institutions

By Ana Belen Amil

This article was originally published on the GE Academy website here on July 7, 2020.

Blog: Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) to Collaborate with Pavee Point to Ensure the Safety of Travellers and Roma in Ireland during COVID-19

By Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre (part of the Roma Civil Monitor in Ireland).

As part of our overall work, Pavee Point is funded to coordinate the Traveller Health Unit which is a structure within the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) which prioritises the health of Travellers and works to address the health inequalities they experience.

Blog: The role of educational mediators during Bulgaria’s state of emergency

By Denitsa Ivanova from Amalipe Centre for Interethnic Dialog and Tolerance (part of the Roma Civil Monitor in Bulgaria). The author describes what it is like for Romani mediators there under the COVID-19 state of emergency in the article that was originally published here on 25 March 2020.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, recent days have been hard and difficult for all of us. We have had to dramatically change our daily lives.