Seminar: Roma Diplomacy, “Virtual Diplomacy for a Virtual Nation”

26 April 2006 - 27 April 2006

Geneva

Event description

This seminar provided an opportunity for dialogue and development of the concept of Roma Diplomacy: “Virtual Diplomacy for a Virtual Nation.” Working together in a round table environment, Roma rights activists, academics, and members of the Geneva international community concerned with human rights and related issues mapped out the main elements of Roma Diplomacy, a form of non-state representation aimed at developing policy partnerships. Seminar participants explored the possibilities and limits of Roma Diplomacy, and its relation to classical diplomacy. The seminar addressed the problem of the policy gap which exists in the communication between Roma communities and decision makers at the European, national and local levels. This seminar was part of the Roma Diplomacy project. This seminar provided an opportunity for dialogue and development of the concept of Roma Diplomacy: “Virtual Diplomacy for a Virtual Nation.” Working together in a round table environment, Roma rights activists, academics, and members of the Geneva international community concerned with human rights and related issues mapped out the main elements of Roma Diplomacy, a form of non-state representation aimed at developing policy partnerships. Seminar participants explored the possibilities and limits of Roma Diplomacy, and its relation to classical diplomacy. The seminar addressed the problem of the policy gap which exists in the communication between Roma communities and decision makers at the European, national and local levels. This seminar was part of the Roma Diplomacy project.