giovedì 8 settembre 2011

Roma: European Union letter. Education, policy and projects. A road to social inclusion‏

                                                                                                                                             Council of Europe
European Commission Economic and Social
European Parliament

Subject: Roma education, policy and projects
a road to social inclusion
My name is Marcello Zuinisi.

I am a professional educator, living and working in Italy.
For twenty years I have been deliberately migration and human rights.

Projects have been submitted for inclusion in many municipalities.Home, school and work the basics of joint planning with the Roma families have not yet found any positive response in the institutions.

We have built an organization without receiving any kind of rom help and support.We are facing health emergencies, housing, using our own forces.

Support and mediation in hospitals, courts, municipal and provincial administrative offices, schools.

Contempt, superficiality, ignorance, prejudice the issues we face every day.

The Roma families have a maximum target. Projects that lead to divisions among families from different geographical areas. Projects that have failed to overcome the emergency. Tens of millions of euros spent to build new camps and settlements for a few families, Conteiners of a few square meters where people are crammed.
With this money you could guarantee an acceptable way to each family.

Education accompanies growth to produce the maximum degree of autonomy and freedom.
If we find at Italian state still unprepared, closure, rigidity, xenophobia across Europe, the Roma population is finally finding a home. The awareness of the challenge of social inclusion of the biggest ethnic minority in the whole union is Commissioners in Strasbourg and Brussels, and conscious of good allies.

The same principle is underlined by the Economic and Social Committee.The European Parliament launches March 9, 2011 Roma Inclusion Strategy The strategy is guided by the need to ensure sustainable living conditions and the need to foster Roma political representation.

Marcello Zuinisi
Professional Educator
Via Ricortola 166, Marina di Massa (MS) - Italy
Tel: +39 3209489950
Best Regards
Each intercultural mediator needs to devote himself entirely to his own people, to address the needs identified between the Roma people and families sharing the way to go, aspirations, thus promoting growth paths and independence on the part of all.The conditions under which we are experiencing are dramatic. Many Romani women climb on Italian trains and show a ticket to the passenger. The note reads: "I am poor, have children, my husband is not working, help me please. God bless you. "

What is written is the truth.

May the political thought and of the Council of Europe, European Commission, the Economic and Social Committee actually help to overcome these extreme marginality and afford an opportunity for social inclusion.
In order to continue in a sustainable manner and to structure this road we call upon the European institutions to guarantee the work of intercultural mediators, representatives of the various cities that are forming with the Council of Europe. Continuing to share a common strategy to address the problems to overcome them and allow to leave the Middle Ages in which we are still forced to live.
To ensure their children a present and a better future than that experienced dramatic to date. Brokers and designers, people who want to adopt a course of active citizenship.
There is a whole generation of young and adult Roma, women and children who are taking on the importance of awareness and consciousness having to design and build it yourself. The need for study and training, to become leaders and representatives of their people.
Only when you attend the deaths of innocent people are talking back to Roma and then leave everything unchanged.
In order to facilitate and allow this work we need an additional support from the European Institutions to ensure independence and autonomy minimum Roma organizations. Too often blackmailed by authorities seeking to hide complicity in Europe the policies of social exclusion take care not to represent some of the dramatic conditions in which many families live.
Thanks to the synergies that we are building with the European Council can finally open a new road in Europe and in Italy. A road of knowledge and mutual trust basis for developing a dialogue between equals. This dialogue is what we're looking with every local government without giving up to denounce acts of racism, exclusion is when they occur and support good practice when they are finally realized.
For some time we are preparing the Summit of 22 September in Strasbourg as an opportunity to meet with the mayors and the Italian government through the mediation of the Council of Europe. An opportunity to build together. For this reason we sent the invitation to the greatest possible number of governments seeking meetings and dialogue.
The laws prevent organizations direct access to European social funds and structural funds. To allow for inclusive design should seek the active collaboration of local, provincial, regional and national. This is what we want to build. A project to enable full social inclusion for all.
The strategy promoted by the Council of Europe October 20, 2010 to build a road to social inclusion for the Roma population is stressed the importance of training and education.
By training and vocation, I put my job at the center of the pedagogy. Humans can build self-determination, grow, overcome and become better. The midwifery is the science that seeks to bring out its best potential and the individual characteristics.
In the same report states that from now on, instead of developing strategies for Roma and carry out research on issues that affect them is necessary to adopt practical measures being implemented with the Roma and organizations that represent them (1.2) performing joint actions ( 1.4)
Italy, has for years nurtured a policy of exclusion, marginalization and social subjugation and political representation of Roma. You tried to impede the full and conscious self confining Roma families in camps intended by the Italian Government.As recently stressed by the Economic and Social Council in the "intercultural dialogue and the Roma" (published in the Official Journal of the European Union 25.8.2011) have been spent at EU level, considerable sums of money with disappointing results due to insufficient involvement in practical realization of the Roma concerned and their organizations (3.8)
Finally, studies are attempting assisted repatriation policies that violate the principle of free movement and do not solve anything. The families that receive public funds to return to Romania then return back to Italy since the conditions of marginalization from which they fled were unchanged.
The projects, when there are organizations and foundations are managed by Italian.
There is always a wall in front of us, when there is physical (there are places in Italy, Romania, Slovakia, where walls are designed and physical) is political.
For years we live and deal with this situation.
Whole families live in tents and rebuild the shacks are being torn down when the bulldozers. Every time you start from scratch, it also reconstructs a few tens of meters from the previous field. The reality is obvious and need not to see it literally close my eyes and pretend nothing happened.
Along the railroad tracks, under bridges of the city, close to the landfill, thousands of living human beings. Real slums, where living conditions are medieval: no water, electricity, and sanitation facilities. The huts are made of wood and cardboard. The settlements are constantly being cleared without the local authorities provide an alternative.
In the last 4 years are unfortunately many children died in camps and makeshift shelters where many Roma families. It is not just an accident, racist arson attacks have resulted in these deaths. The words spoken today by Secretary-General to Italy on Roma issues of the Council of Europe, Thomas Hammargerg are clear and unambiguous. Many politicians are racist towards the Roma, racism amplify the newspapers, Italy has to change.
The plight of social exclusion of Roma in Italy, approached with partial results with respect to the families of continuous settlement, unsatisfactory compared to families from Balkan countries has exploded with the arrival of Roma families from Romania.
In the past 3 years I have started a process with dozens and dozens of Roma families, hundreds of people in my region of Tuscany sharing the construction of a network with other organizations and pro Roma Roma, humanitarian activists, families, representatives, artists, intellectuals across the country aimed to social inclusion.
Massa 7 Settembre  2011              

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