Community Builder Training course

Protection Approaches, a charity working to prevent all identity-based violence, is offering 6 hours free online training on community building to members of voluntary and community groups, staff at local councils, and businesses across the country.

session one: 9th of August 10 am – 1 pm

session two: 16th of August 10 am – 1 pm

You can register for the session and find out more info here

Participants who complete the training will receive a certificate and will be encouraged and supported to apply what they have learned in their work and community activities. 


A online training course facilitated by leading experts in building kinder, safer more inclusive communities. During interactive sessions taking place over either two days you will discuss and learn about: 

  • the processes that create divides, prejudice, and identity-based violence
  • what really works in building kinder, safer, more inclusive communities
  • how to design impactful projects for positive change
  • principles to guide how to work in and with communities in meaningful, participatory ways

Following the training, every participant will be encouraged and supported to apply what they have learnt in the training to work they are already doing, or even through a new initiative, whether it is in their workplace, community, group, or club.

Who is it for?

The training is aimed at anyone passionate about creating positive change in their communities and will help them to build their knowledge and skills on what really works to bring people together, tackle injustice, and increase cohesion. The expert-led sessions see participants guided through a series of interactive activities and discussions to explore how they can contribute to building strong, inclusive, connected, and equitable communities.

Contact Szymon Glowacki if you have any questions.

Please share widely with anyone you think could be interested. 

Roma families and Children’s Services

The Roma Support Group and Law for Life have produced a short film which captures some experiences that Roma parents had when interacting with Children’s Services.

The film, based on a real case, is narrated by Romanian Roma community members in Romanes.

This film is part of a wider project to support Roma in the context of child protection which aims to improve access to justice for Roma families going through child protection.  

The film is accompanied by other free resources:

A guide to child protection for Roma parents
Keeping our children safe – a film for Roma parents 
Child protection- introductory training for Roma champions and advocates  

Roma Support Group and Law for Life would be grateful if you could share this film through your social networks and in your direct work with Roma families and Children’s Services.

World Roma Congress Jubilee website opens

Every place, there is Roma, there is Romanistan.

Slobodan Berberski, president of the First World Roma Congress in 1971,

From the 8th April 2021 the online congress to mark the 50th Anniversary of the World Romani Congress will be stretched over a month starting in London and moving to Berlin joining cities as far apart as Belgrade and Buenos Aires, activists from Barcelona to Bangalore, in India

Events can be enjoyed via a live stream at a virtual place that crosses all continental borders and connects Romani people worldwide.

On 8th April 1971, the World Romani Congress founding event was held in London. It was a crucial point in the history of Romani people and is now seen as the beginning of the worldwide Romani emancipation movement. It started a political fight for equality, mobilised through Romani organisations, and the unifying flag and anthem. 

This year to mark the jubilee anniversary you are invited to join a series of diverse online events that will offer the opportunity to connect communities across the globe to celebrate Romani history and culture but also critically reflect on the ongoing challenges that are still faced by Romani people worldwide

Events can be enjoyed via a live stream at a virtual place that crosses all continental borders and connects Romani people worldwide.

At a time of rising far-right extremism and anti-gypsyism it is hoped that this anniversary year will bring Romani people and our allies around the world closer together, to create a common purpose, celebrate achievements, and build a stronger collective voice.

Grattan Puxon, one of the co-organisers of the First World Romani Congress

FFT Resources for teachers

Friends and Families of Travellers have asked us to draw ACERT supporters attention to their resources for teachers at

We have created this page to support teachers and other staff in educational settings bring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller histories and cultures into the classroom. Below, you can find a range of resources, books and media to enrich your own understanding of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller histories and to share with young people.

FFT, Resources for teachers

We have added the link to our Traveller Education and Training categories on the ACERT website Links pages