October 1, 2015
Artist Selma Selman was a wild child and thinks she probably would've been voted “least likely to graduate from high school,” but her teachers pushed her to succeed. In 2014, she received the Zvono Award for Best Young Artist in Bosnia Herzegovina and she is now studying for her master's at Syracuse University in New York.
September 29, 2015
Ildiko Torok wants to see more decision makers with an education in public policy, who could facilitate coherent and effective policymaking to empower Roma women in Hungary. Torok, a recent graduate of CEU's Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP), sees assisting the empowerment of Roma women in Hungary as the main mission in her career. “Roma women are disadvantaged in multiple ways, not only as members of a minority, not only because their prospects of lowincome and few chances at employment, but also in their roles as women,” Torok said.
June 18, 2015
Recent European Roma integration policies have failed, and we need to find out why, according to Margareta Matache, Roma rights activist and instructor at Harvard University, speaking to CEU Roma Graduate Preparation Program students June 15.
June 16, 2015
Former and current Roma Access Programs (RAP) students Semiha Harapi (RGPP '15), Sebijan Fejzula (RGPP '13), and Eva Csiki (RAP '09), and RAP Director Matyas Szabo met Beth Fernandez, program officer at Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT). From 2014, RAP have developed a SRT-CEU pilot internship grant program, specially designed to facilitate the access to real-world work experience in order to enhance RAP students’ applications for further study or meaningful employment. The initiative is in its second year, and the results are extremely promising.
May 21, 2015
CEU Roma Access Programs (RAP) student Andrea Ignacz is quoted in this AP article about educating people on Budapest's 8th District and Roma life and culture there. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/7699db7ff3e9473dbea6a211c4b81d6c/neighborhoods-exploring-budapests-gritty-8th-district
May 6, 2015
This Christian Science Monitor article highlights CEU's Roma Access Programs and how participation in the programs has helped alumni reach their goals. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/0505/To-battle-racism-Roma-scale-Europe-s-ivory-tower
April 13, 2015
In celebration of International Romani Day, CEU's Human RightS Initiative and Roma Access Programs hosted a panel of experts to discuss the representation and contribution of Romani people in academia.
March 27, 2015
http://nepszava.hu/cikk/1052388-es-kinyilik-elottuk-a-vilag- Hungarian news portal nepszava.hu features CEU’s Roma Access Programs (RAP), quoting Matyas Szabo, director of RAP, who explains the essence of the programs, their goals and achievements. The article was also published in Nepszava (3.27.2015. p.11, Es kinyilik elottuk a vilag) Other items of Hungarian coverage:
February 24, 2015
Hungarian tax law allows taxpayers to offer 1% of their previous year’s paid taxes to an approved charity. Same as in the previous years, CEU’s Development Office invites members of the community to consider designating their 1% to CEU and our Roma Access Programs (RAP). To kick off this year’s campaign, a group of RAP students and alumni created this 2-minute video to share what the program means to them.
February 23, 2015
Video of The Power of 1%: Support CEU and our Roma Access Programs