Bergen International Week

2013-11-06T11:40:05+01:00October 28th, 2013|

During International Week in Bergen the UN Association had invited us to take on a central role for two events which were going to be considering our common responsibility – Humanitarian and Environmental:

Environmental Seminar: The Future of the Earth – Our Common Responsibility
Cultural evening with debate: “Go Roma with us!” How can Roma people be engaged in education to participate in society?

Big thanks go to Bergen Red Cross who provided a central and intimate location for the Roma event, and Hordaland Fylkeskommune for financial support. Roma guitarists from Snétberger Academy lifted the crowd with their virtuoso guitar performance, both at the start and the end.

The venue was decorated with the colorful paintings made by children from the Real Pearl Foundation. Veena Gil from the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) provided practical advice on how we can move on to create concrete projects for this theme, which is part of the College’s ambition – to create more opportunities for young people from marginalized backgrounds.

guitaristsThe Climate Conference was attended by students from the various Schools at Videregående level in the Bergen region. RCN students Michelle (Venezuela), Bakhita (East Timor), Mahlet (Ethiopia) and Liana (Russia) introduced the whole event, their talk focusing on environmental concerns in their own regions. Many of the invited guest speakers focused on the discrepancy between the seriousness of the knowledge we have on climate changes and what we actually do about it.

They were two events which we were very happy to be involved with.


Roma Conference

2018-10-16T09:33:56+01:00October 21st, 2013|

On Friday 25th October, the College will be participating in an educational conference and cultural event at the Bergen International Week Week under the title, ‘Go Roma with Us!’

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Introduction by:

  • UWC Red Cross Nordic – Marcin Mateusz Jerzewski
  • Romaversitas (Hungary) – Gábor Daróczi
  • Never Give Up Foundation (Hungary) – Veronika Kara
  • EEA GRANT/SIU Bergen – Veena Gill
  • EYSEA – Robert Bergsvik

Panel debate:moderated by Arne Osland (UWC RCN)

  • Røde Kors Bergen
  • Bergen Kommune
  • Rafto Foundation

Exhibition of Hungarian Roma children’s paintings
Realpearl Foundation

Music Event (Snétberger Music Talent Center for young Hungarian Roma musicians)

Cold buffet tables with Roma style food

Home! Campaign by Amnesty International and UWC Red Cross Nordic
Making a stand against evictions of Roma people in Europe and the breach of their right to housing shelter. Design a house-shaped postcard and write a message to the European Commission, supporting equality and rights for the Roma.


Sponsors of the events