The REYN National Networks from Slovakia, Serbia and Italy, joined the Ukrainian Step by Step Foundation (USSF) in Odessa at the ‘School of Advocacy’. An event to share advocacy strategies with REYN Ukraine members on July 2nd and 3rd.
By meeting their international colleagues, REYN Ukraine members learned new advocacy techniques that can improve living conditions of Roma communities at local and at national level.
REYN Italy’s coordinator, Associazione 21 Luglio, joined with his President Carlo Stasolla. Mr Stasolla presented their successful campaigns on quality education, vaccination and on preventing the spreading of diseases among Roma communities.
Erika Szaboova, from REYN Slovakia, shared good practices on campaigning for socially vulnerable groups.
The event was hosted by USSF, national coordinator of REYN Ukraine. On the occasion, participants also visited the villages of Nerubayskoe and Korsuntsi, where large Roma communities live. They spoke to the Roma families living there and saw their housing conditions.
The REYN Ukraine coordinator, Eleonora Kulchar, also presented their advocacy work in the city of Uzhgorod and in the country.
The two-day meeting was rated of ‘high value’ by local activists and human rights defenders, and by all those who are part of REYN in the country.
Learn more about REYN Ukraine here.