April 2012 – December 2012
Тhis project has been run since 2000, enabling young Roma from different European countries to meet. The name ‘We are on the long way’ is based on a Roma legend “about their people wandering all over the world. After the death of their king the Roma people wandered all over the world until they reached a crossroads where they could not agree which direction to take. As they were quarrelling they broke a big mirror symbolizing the Roma nation.
All that remained of the mirror were pieces of broken glass that Roma carried everywhere. Legend has it that once the pieces are joined again to make a mirror, the Roma will be united again in one nation.” This legend is a unifying element in the annual gathering, enabling young Roma to get to know thoroughly their culture, history and language and establish international contacts. Since 2008 the concept of the summer school has been changed. The summer school is the part of the World Roma Festival KHAMORO. Partners in the program are Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy and Lithuania.