Uccu Budapest Romani Walking Tours

2,000 Euro Prize 2019

Country: Hungary

Region: throughout Hungary

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Non-formal education, Art, Migration

Project owner: Uccu Roma Informális Oktatási Alapítvány

Responsible person: Szénási Szilvia

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What is it about?

Uccu Budapest Roma Walking tours offer interactive, innovative Roma led walks in Budapest and Pécs in Hungarian and English. Participants will acquire a cultural experience, get a more authentic picture of the Roma by obtaining general knowledge about them. Also, they will be enriched by the personal stories of the Roma guides and can address their unanswered questions related to Roma

Appreciation of the Jury

Young people from the Roma community, due to their personal access, render tangibility to the information about the past and the present of the Roma people. Vulnerability as a factor: The participants can pose questions directly and may pose “difficult” questions. When room can be made to engage in direct dialogue, then stereotypes are usually harder to maintain. For the young Roma, these public tours are certainly good for their self-esteem, in both individual and social contexts. The tours for companies and embassies generate revenue and thus finance the social involvement.