ERIO / NEWS ALERT - European Commission, NEW call for proposals on Roma inclusion

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ERIO / NEWS ALERT - European Commission, NEW call for proposals on Roma inclusion
Call for proposals - European Commission
DG Regional Policy
Pilot Project ‘Pan-European Coordination of Roma Integration Methods’
Roma inclusion
The European Commission - DG Regional Policy has issued a call for proposals to develop a pilot project approved by by the European Parliament that seeks to promote integration of Roma across the European Union.
The budget allocated is 5,000,000 euros.

The purpose of the call is to improve the pilot project of the European Parliament following a call for proposals that includes three independent separate themes corresponding to the following fields of intervention:

  • Early childhood education and care
  • Self-employment and microcredit
  • Information and awareness raising

Non-profit organizations, both NGO's and public bodies, interested in the call should submit their proposals by September 25, 2009 to the Directorate General for Regional Policy of the European Commission.

Kind regards,
The ERIO Team

ERIO / NEWS ALERT - European Commission, NEW call for proposals on Roma inclusion

ERRC seeks staff attorney

The European Roma Rights Centre ("ERRC") seeks experienced lawyers for its legal defense programme to litigate Roma rights, ethnic/race discrimination and related cases in domestic, European and international courts and to devise and conduct training sessions for Central and East European lawyers in public interest litigation strategies and techniques.

The ERRC is a public interest law organisation that defends the human rights of Roma throughout Europe and serves as a legal resource centre for advocates working in this field. The ERRC pursues its objectives by engaging in legal defense, research, monitoring and reporting, human rights education and international advocacy. The ERRC’s core legal defence work is to engage in impact litigation on behalf of Roma before both domestic and international courts.

Based in Budapest, the lawyers will work with the legal team to develop and implement legal strategy, handle selected cases, draft amicus curiae briefs and legal submissions to domestic and international dispute resolution fora, work with lawyers, judges, human rights organisations and other relevant institutions. The staff lawyers may also participate in or coordinate legislative and policy review and drafting, advocacy and lobbying, as well as training and public education on legal issues. Staff lawyers will also provide appropriate substantive input into research reports, donor reports and funding proposals.


Essential Requirements:

  • law degree and bar membership from a country within the Council of Europe region;
  • a minimum of two years' litigation experience, preferably in a human rights area;
  • a demonstrable commitment to human rights;
  • good understanding of human rights norms and their enforcement mechanisms at the regional and international levels, including familiarity with the European Convention and Court on Human Rights, European Social Charter and Committee on Social Rights, and UN Treaty bodies;
  • demonstrated capacity to develop and apply successfully innovative legal strategies;
  • ability to deal with time pressure and a demanding work environment; and
  • working knowledge of English, including ability to draft legal documents in English.

  • working knowledge of Russian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian and/or other languages of Europe;
  • knowledge of legal systems of Central/Eastern Europe;
  • experience in one or more substantive rights areas, such as gender discrimination, trafficking, children’s rights, housing;
  • experience in training/teaching litigation skills;
  • prior work or other experience with Romani communities;
  • prior work experience with public interest organisations focusing on human rights.
Remuneration Package:

  • Remuneration depending on education, experience and demonstrated skills: from annual EUR 28k to EUR 36k gross salary -- in HUF
  • ERRC also offers a fringe benefit package
Place of work:

Budapest, Hungary

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, together with an English-language legal writing sample and a list of three references, to:

Csilla M Farkas, operations director
European Roma Rights Centre
H-1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Fax: (36-1)413-2201


As soon as possible and latest by Monday, August 10th, 2009.

All applicants will be notified of our receipt of application; only selected applicants will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be required to attend a formal interview. The job offer will be conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

The ERRC is committed to equal opportunity for all. Romani candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The European Roma Rights Centre is an international public interest law organisation which monitors the human rights situation of Roma and provides legal defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about the European Roma Rights Centre, visit the ERRC on the web at
To support the ERRC, please visit this link:
European Roma Rights Centre
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Tel: +36.1.413.2200
Fax: +36.1.413.2201

Samedi 25 Juillet 2009

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