The program series with video and audio podcasts and educational tools
The series consist of 24 programs (episodes) produced in 12 regions around Europe (2 per region). Each program cover different aspects of- and facts about the genocide of the Roma, as well as its impact on Roma populations today, starting from local events important for the local community. The production involved local Roma communities, Roma media professionals, and local and international expert historians.
Each program is composed of audio and video podcasts, and additional educational materials and tools.
Online platform and sharing through social media
The series is presented on this online platform, where each episode of the program is presented on its own separate page. Through its web-based nature, the platform will be open to the general public anywhere in the world. A particular social media strategy will promote the series to the general audiences and provide tools for further sharing.
Terrestrial and online radio broadcasts of the series
The programs are also promoted via terrestrial and online radio broadcasts, including live discussions with various guests, and questions and comments from the audience. In addition, this is also the project’s contribution to the set-up process of a transnational European Roma broadcasting network, combining Europe’s Roma community- and state radio broadcasters into one web-radio network, promoting identity building and self-empowerment.
The choice of new media as the project’s format was based on the different preferences and profiles within our target groups. A combination of traditional media (terrestrial radio broadcasting) and online media (including social media) allow a much faster and broader dissemination of our content presented by the series.
The shared past as a tool for self-empowerment of the diverse Roma communities across Europe
This project aims to contribute to the effort to give the diverse Roma communities across Europe a strong, united voice on this topic as a tool for self-empowerment. Only an empowered Roma community can reverse the situation of poverty and persecution many of them live in. An essential part of that sense of cohesion is a more profound knowledge of the shared Roma past, of which the genocide in WWII is an essential factor.