Petr Torak MBE

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company’ 4th profile will be of Petr Torak MBE Since 2005 Petr has worked within various governmental and non-governmental organisations, promoting wellbeing, community safety and cohesion within Peterborough. In 2006 Petr joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer, working in the most diverse part of Peterborough. Due to his unique skills he …

Social Policy Analysis on Roma: Promoting Participation and Encouraging ‘Good Practice’

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Project in brief Research questions How have EU policy interventions addressed the needs and interests of Roma communities across Europe? How do Roma communities participate in the policymaking process? Are Roma included in policy formulation, implementation or evaluation processes? Background and rationale Roma people are Europe’s largest ethnic minority and number 10-12 million. Many Roma in the EU are victims …

William Bila, Freelance Consultant and Advisor at the European Roma Rights Center, working on Partnerships and Network Development

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The Romani Cultural and Arts Company’ 2nd profile will be of William Bila William Bila was born in New York City the son of Czechoslovak refugees fleeing the Soviet invasion of the Prague Spring.  He discovered his Romani heritage in late childhood. As the product of a multicultural North American upbringing, he has always been proud and curious about his roots.  …