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.