"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
Strategic Roadmap for a :
BALKAN REGIONAL ROMA SELF GOVERNMENT
We must unite and form a coalition of activists, community leaders and organizations to lay the foundation of our government.
Our coalition will create our constitution, nominate and elect our leaders.
To be announced at the Balkan Roma Regional Congress
We are calling on all Roma Community Leaders, Elders, Activists, Politicians, Nongovernmental Organizations, to join us in forming a democratic coalition which would also serve as an interim government.
How is this possible?
Under international law, we have the right to Self-Determination.
Legally, we have the right to form a Government. Internal self-determination is the right of the people of a state or region to govern themselves without outside interference. We are claiming Internal Self Determination within each state first, then regionally.
We are exercising our right to Internal Self-Determination under international law.. Internal self-determination is the right of the people of a state to govern themselves without outside interference. Self-determination denotes the legal right of people to decide their own destiny in the international order. Self-determination is a core principle of international law, arising from customary international law, but also recognized as a general principle of law, and enshrined in a number of international treaties.
Principles of self-determination:
Freedom. Roma can exercise the same rights as all citizens.
Support. Roma can autonomously determine how to organize their resources.
Knowledge. Knowledge of what has and hasn't worked elsewhere helps avoid mistakes or going the wrong way.
Financial responsibility. They control their budget, including re-prioritizing monies when necessary. Monies are used as an investment and not to purchase services other people get for free.
Stable policies. Government policies should encourage and support Roma solutions and be reliable.
In order for this to occur, we as a nation, a people must unite! The platform and procedure is in place. We just need unity, members and support from our communities!
We invite you to join our coalition, attend our virtual regional congress of Roma, and stand with us in unity on the path to prosperity! We have the platform, we have the contacts at the United Nations to help us, as well as the EU. All we need is YOU!
This initiative was created by Deny Dobobrov, a high ranking member of the World Roma Federation, who has been working on this platform for over 10 years. The World Roma Federation will serve as one of the lead organizers, co sponsors and mediators to unify our people in the region.
The World Roma Federation is seeking co-sponsors/founders for this initiative to work with us side by side equally in this initiative.