|Project title||We are here!|
|Thematic area||Action projects|
|Name of the organization||Romani Press Centre|
|Postal address||1094 Budapest, Páva utca 8.|
|Project manager||Kadét Ernő|
|Project timeframe||January 5th, 2015 - June 30th, 2015|
|Amount of support||4,989 €|
The campaign aimed to reduce the support of extremist ideas among ordinary people, by overshadowing the one-dimensional thinking about the Roma population. It is well known that the image of the Roma population in the mainstream media is distorted: focused to the poverty and the crime, on the “positive” side there are only pop musicians. This image is affect not only the majority but the Roma population itself who socialised by the same mainstream media. The lack of positive image inhibits the paths of personal success as well as obstruct the emergence of a strong Roma movement too.
During our 6 months long campaign the organizers showed that:
1. Despite slipping to the periphery for 25 years, the Roma population is still an integral part of the Hungarian society.
2. Living in poorness is not equal to waiting for the benefits. There are several survivor technics which help the Roma people to generate a daily income for their family.
In the campaing ordinary and extraordinary Roma people were introduced who are successful in their profession, for example: baker, bus driver, factory director, etc.