23rd September 2019
EPEKA Serbia has, together with EPEKA Slovenia and EPEKA Montenegro, organized Šaban Bajramović Memorial Day in Niš, Serbia.
In front of the statue of Šaban Bajramović we have presented to the public and the media the goals of the project Developing a Respectful Europe Against Roma discrimination and social exclusion.
Šaban Bajramović, one of the most famous Roma artist, known all over globe was one of the best ambassadors of Roma culture. He was born and passed away in the capital of Southern Serbia, Niš, where the Roma live in the biggest mahala (Roma settlement).
In the frame of the project we held a cultural event, where we carried out non-formal education activity for members of the majority of the population about the difficulties of being Roma in Serbia. We have also presented examples of good practices in the field of Roma inclusion in the EU and also possibilities that lie in the Roma culture with the memory of cultural heritage that Šaban Bajramović left behind. By including Roma in the event we have also fostered Roma identity and their culture.
Guests and people who have presented on Šaban Bajramović memorial day were:
Svetislav Jovanović (Roma activist from Niš, Serbia)
Igor Paunović (Roma activist and president of the Association Roma heart Niš – Udruženje Cvetno srce Niš)
Rade Vučković (Poet, writer, compositor, journalist, writer of the book about Šaban Bajramović)
Štefan Simončič (expert in the field of Roma inclusion with the social entrepreneurship initiatives)
Bogdan Taškovic Nikolić (president of the EPEKA Serbia)
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