The World Roma Federation (WRF) was established in 2013, by Janos Sztojka & Ellena Yurcthenko.
In 2017, they organized the first World Roma Congress after 1971, when our flag and anthem were recognized by the United Nations. Their goal at the time was to find out why Roma in Europe were not able to integrate into society properly after all of these years, and why they still lack proper inclusion in the political arena. They then introduced a framework called Roma Together for Europe 2020.
From 2018 to 2020 the World Roma Federation opened the very first Roma Culture & Heritage Institution in the United States, the European team conducted lots of research, implemented it's Mobile Food Pantry Pilot Program, Food Drives, Activism Campaigns etc.. Also in late 2020, a new cabinet was formed with new members who brought innovative ideas and strategies to the table. The federation welcomed it's director of international Relations, Mr. Deny Dobobrov who had over 10 years experience as an activist and has been conducting his own research on the lack of inclusion of the Roma people. A Covid Prevention team was deployed to disinfect homes, distribute masks and sanitizers to impoverished Roma settlements
This year, 2021 a new dialogue was introduced to the community called "Ame E Rom" which means
"We the Roma" which as a new initiative exploring our rights to Self Determination and recognition as a Stateless Nation.
To learn about or recent or current activities, please visit our US or EU Branch links above.