Call for Expression of Interest for a Toolkit Combating Roma Discrimination

Deadline: 25 February, 2013
Open to: candidates with experience of working with Roma youth and in combating discrimination, anti-Gypsyism and Romaphobia
Remuneration: not specified

The Council of Europe’s Youth Department is looking for 2 educational consultants acting as authors and one consultant acting as general editor for a Toolkit on combating discrimination, anti-Gypsyism and Romaphobia affecting young people.

About the publication

The publication will serve as a starting point to understand what young people can do in order to counter discrimination, anti-Gypsyism and Romaphobia. It should include approaches to understand anti-Gypsyism, Romaphobia and discrimination targeting Roma, educational methodologies and activities, ideas for action and an overview of the existent know-how in the youth sector and other sectors of the Council of Europe (e.g. European Court of Human Rights, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Parliamentary Assembly, Commissioner for Human Rights etc.).

The publication will include references and materials as print version, but all contents shall also be made available online at a later stage.

The youth sector will build upon the experience gained with its previous educational activities and materials related to the topic, which will serve as sources of reference and information, mainly the Education Pack, Companion and Compass – the Manual on Human Rights Education with Young People.

The main purpose of this publication is to provide young activists and educators an educational support to understand and address anti-Gypsyism, Romaphobia and discrimination affecting European societies and targeted at Roma. The Toolkit will be based on human rights education principles. The Toolkit is created in view of non-formal education activities but should also be of interest, and therefore usable, in formal education contexts.

Role of authors and general editor

The authors and the general editor:

  • develop the contents of the Toolkit;
  • draft sections and chapters of the publication in line with the terms of reference and in close communication with the youth sector secretariat and other partners invited for the editorial team;
  • submit drafts for discussion in line with the given timetable;
  •  integrate comments from the youth sector secretariat in order to ensure a coherent content and style;
  • ensure the respect of deadlines;
  • take part of the preparatory meetings related to the development of the Toolkit (one meeting of 2 days is foreseen to take place in spring 2013, dates t.b.c.);
  • iaise with the youth sector secretariat.

Additionally to the above roles, the general editor:

  • coordinates the writing of the Toolkit;
  • is responsible for content;
  • amends (and rewrites, if necessary) texts submitted by authors in order to
  • ensure coherence of content and style;
  • seeks and integrates the feed-back of the Youth Department’s secretariat.


The authors/ general editor should have the following qualifications and experience:

  • experience of working with Roma youth and youth work;
  •  relevant experience in combating discrimination, anti-Gypsyism and Romaphobia;
  • solid understanding of the mechanisms, manifestations and consequences of discrimination, anti-Gypsyism and Romaphobia from a European and human rights perspective;
  • experience in writing and developing educational publications and training materials;
  • excellent English writing skills; knowledge of other languages will be an asset;
  • awareness of existing publications and programmes of the Council of Europe related to Roma is an added value.


This call is open for expressions of interest by members of the Trainers Pool alone and to other experts non-members of the Trainers Pool.

The authors and general editor will be paid on the basis of the rules in place in the Youth Department regarding the Trainers Pool, at a senior rate.

How to apply

Trainers and experts interested in this call, should send the following documents to the youth sector secretariat no later than 25 February 2013:

  • The form for expressions of interest;
  • An updated CV (2 pages maximum);
  • A short (max 3 pages) sample of previous written material in English, related to the thematic content of the Toolkit.
  • Use the following email address to send your candidature:

For more information and clarifications, you can write to Mara Georgescu,, Educational Advisor, Youth Department

The form for expressions of interest  you will find attached to The Official Call

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