Jewish, Roma youth meet in Hungary
Representatives of Jewish and Roma, or Gypsy, youth groups from eight countries are meeting in Hungary. The week long encounter, called "Volunticipate," begins Monday.
The youth are gathering to discuss how to build partnerships, plan joint initiatives, and exchange experiences about minority identity and grass-roots civil activism.
Volunticipate takes place before and during the annual Bankito alternative Jewish culture festival on a lake north of Budapest. Bankito features youth culture and music, but also runs events promoting civic activism. Organizers said 30 young volunteers and NGO professionals will take part in the meeting.
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