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ERIO'S WEEKLY E-NEWS 01-08-2013

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* Oligarchy and democracy are deadly enemies: Vice President of the European Commission (ROUNDUP)
by FOCUS News Agency

23 July 2013 – Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, took part in a Citizens’ Dialog in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Tuesday. The discussion took place in the Central Military Club at 10:00 a.m. local time. It was part of the Commission’s citizens’ dialogs about Europe’s future.
"I want to listen to the citizens what their problem is, what their dream is, European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding said at the opening of the Citizens’ Dialog about the reforms in the EU and future legislative initiatives. In 2013 we want to have a different approach, because I want to listen to the citizens what their problem is, what their dream is. This year we managed to organize a dialog in 26 countries. A dialog where the conversations are not very comfortable, for example in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland. What I heard there was the citizens’ strong will to join the building of Europe, which takes them as part of itself. Please, tell me what you feel", said Vice President Reding.

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*http://www.romea.cz/en/news/french-mp-bourdouleix-leaves-party-after-criticism-for-alleged-statement-about-hitler-and-travellers
by FOCUS News Agency

23 July 2013 – Viviane Reding, Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, took part in a Citizens’ Dialog in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Tuesday. The discussion took place in the Central Military Club at 10:00 a.m. local time. It was part of the Commission’s citizens’ dialogs about Europe’s future.
"I want to listen to the citizens what their problem is, what their dream is, European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding said at the opening of the Citizens’ Dialog about the reforms in the EU and future legislative initiatives. In 2013 we want to have a different approach, because I want to listen to the citizens what their problem is, what their dream is. This year we managed to organize a dialog in 26 countries. A dialog where the conversations are not very comfortable, for example in Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland. What I heard there was the citizens’ strong will to join the building of Europe, which takes them as part of itself. Please, tell me what you feel", said Vice President Reding.

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* French MP Bourdouleix leaves party after criticism for alleged statement about Hitler and Travellers
by bau, ČTK, rozhlas.cz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert

France, 25.7.2013  - Gilles Bourdouleix, the French MP who is also mayor of the town of Cholet, has now resigned his membership in his political party. Bourdouleix left the center-right UDI (Union of Democrats and Independents) after being criticized for statements he is alleged to have recently made about Travellers.

Bourdouleix is alleged to have said that Hitler didn't kill enough Travellers. Human rights organizations in France protested the remark and French Interior Minister Samuel Valls also called it unacceptable.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS and events

* Call: Roma Inclusion Prize "Dosta!" for Municipalities
The 4th edition of the Dosta! Congress Prize for Municipalities is now open. Following the success of the previous editions, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion of the Council of Europe is once again partnering the Dosta! Campaign run by the Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues, as part of its ongoing work to strengthen the role of local and regional authorities towards social inclusion of Roma and protection of their rights.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5 August 2013.

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* UNESCO Call for NGO Youth Projects for the UNESCO Youth Forum
UNESCO has launched a call for projects in order to identify and support 15 action projects (3 by region) which will be “certified” with the label “8th UNESCO Youth Forum” and implemented by, with and for young women and men between the 8th and the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum (October 2013-October 2015).
This call is open to all young women and men who are members of a youth-led or youth-focused organization, project leaders or young entrepreneurs active in an established NGO. These young people are invited to submit their proposals for an innovative action project in their community, country or region, by filling in the submission form by 12 August 2013, the International Youth Day, midnight, Paris time.
Deadline: 12 August 2013

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* Call: International Conference on Roma Housing, 20 September
The Romano Kher - Roma House Project, in collaboration with the Council of Europe’s Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion, would like to invite you to the International Conference on Roma Housing in Europe, that will take place in Murska Sobota, Slovenia, on 20th September 2013.

When and how to apply?
The Council of Europe is pleased to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of selected participants.
Applications for this support must be submitted using the official application form, available for downloading through our website as of 21st August 2013.
Applications should be accompanied by a description of the project/initiative (characteristics, objectives, resources, partners, results).
Applications can be sent to: alliance@coe.int until 21st August 2013
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