Sweden

  • Sweden

    Education

  • Sweden

    History of state-sponsored persecution

  • Sweden

    Racial Biology

  • Sweden

    Roma Culture as Weapon

  • Sweden

    Mistrust between the State and the Roma Communities

  • Sweden

    History of Roma Activism

  • Sweden

    Roma Organisation

  • Sweden

    The Authorities’ Role and Responsibilities

  • Sweden

    Diversity of the Roma Identities

  • Sweden

    Civil Rights of the Roma in Sweden

  • Sweden

    Roma Language – Diversity and Identity

Sweden – November 2017

Production in Sweden focused on several subjects:

  • The history of the Roma in Sweden;
  • Life of the Roma in Sweden, particularly in the period 1930s – 1980s;
  • Mistrust between the Roma communities and the state authorities in Sweden – and the latest case of the “Roma register” by the swedish police;
  • The diversity of Roma in Sweden;
  • The history of state-sponsored racial biology in Sweden and its consequences;
  • State of education about the Roma in Sweden;
  • Current challenges and best practices in Sweden;

Participants

among others:

  • Fred Taikon, founder of E Romani Glinda
  • Hans Caldaras, activist, author and singer
  • Anna Skarhed, Swedish Chancellor of Justice
  • Angelina Dimiter Taikon, activist, teacher
  • Jon Petterson, activist and researcher
  • Erland Kaldaras, activist, chairman of the Roma Youth Association
  • Adam Szoppe, journalist at the Swedish National Radio – Radio Romani,
  • Stefano Kuzhicov, activist, Labor Management Authority
  • Baki Hasan, activist, actor, Swedish Language Council
  • Joakim von Scheele, The Living History Forum
  • Eva Fried, The Living History Forum
  • Katri Lina, Civil Rights Defenders
  • Rosario Taikon, Roma activist
  • Kimmo Grankvist, PhD professor Romani Studies, Södertörn University
  • Julieta Rotaru, PhD researcher Romani Studies, Södertörn University
  • Christina Rodell Olgac, PhD professor Pedagogy, Södertörn University
  • Maija Runcis, PhD historian, Stockholm University
  • David Gaunt, PhD historian Romani Studies, Södertörn University
  • …and others…

We are currently working on post production. The finished episodes will be published according the dissemination schedule.
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Meet our local partner:

Fred Taikon, Founder and Chairman of the association É Romani Glinda (Roma Mirror)

É Romani Glinda

The association É Romani Glinda is a politically and religiously independent cultural association that primarily targets Roma, and those who are interested in Roma and Roma culture, but also different organizations and authorities. The association has a magazine with the same name.

The association works with Roma culture and organizes various cultural events and seminars. The purpose of the association is to make the Roma visible in Sweden and in Europe.

É Romani Glinda works for a cultural diversity.

É Romani Glinda continuously works with human rights and, in particular, the human rights of the Roma through various projects. The association is often engaged and consulted by various media, universities and other institutions, government bodies, municipalities and the government.

www.romaniglinda.se

Fred Taikon, life-long activist, Sweden

My Motivations

From Racial Biology to Roma Strategy

by Bengt O Björklund

The Roma association E Romani Glinda is a part of this project because it is in line with the work we do, focusing on Roma Issues. Here in Sweden, there are other problems that Roma struggles with than those Roma faces in other European countries, but common to all Roma are antiziganism and prejudice.

Since 2000, the Roma have a national minority status in Sweden that has slowly improved life conditions for Roma in this country. Language and culture have a special position and there is now a 20-year national strategy for Roma inclusion in place.

The association É Romani Glinda has been working with Roma issues since the 90’s and is today a well-considered partner in many different projects and often sits in various advisory reference groups to authorities and the government.

That it was in Sweden that the Nazis picked up their race ideology is frightening. The Racial Biology Institute in Uppsala spread its strange theses about the value and significance of the different races, without regard to the concept that all men are equal. Some people, according to the researchers at that time, were less intelligent and less valuable.

Who knows how the world would have looked if the Nazis had not gotten their inspiration here in Sweden?

We at É Romani Glinda are pleased and proud to be able to contribute to the realization of this project. It has been a pleasure to reconnect with Misko Stanisic and Orhan Galjus with whom we have worked in the past. It is an important work that you do.

Good luck!

Den romska föreningen E Romani Glinda är med i detta projekt eftersom det är i linje med det arbete som vi i förening arbetar med. Här i Sverige är det andra problem som romer brottas med än i de som drabbar romer i andra europeiska länder, men gemensamt för alla är antiziganismen och fördomarna.

Sedan år 2000 har romerna en nationell minoritetsstatus som långsamt har förbättrat romers livsvillkor i landet. Språket och kulturen har fått en särställning och det finns numera en 20-årig nationell strategi för romsk inkludering.

Föreningen É Romani Glinda har jobbat med den romska frågan sedan 90-talet och är idag en väl ansedd partner i många olika projekt och sitter ofta med i olika rådgivande referensgrupper till myndigheter och regeringen.

Att det var just i Sverige som nazisterna hämtade sin rasideologi är skrämmande. Det rasbiologiska institutet i Uppsala drev sina märkliga teser om de olika rasernas värde och betydelse utan tanke på alla människors lika värde. Vissa var enligt forskarna mindre intelligenta och mindre värda.

Vem vet hur världen skulle ha sett ut om inte nazisterna fått sin inspiration här i Sverige?

Vi är glada och stolta över att ha kunna bidra till att detta projekt kan förverkligas. Det har varit ett nöje att åter få samarbeta med Misko Stanisic och Orhan Galjus. Det är ett viktigt arbete som ni gör.

Lycka till!