The first BUVERO training program was implemented in Hungary, Serbia and Germany. The cross-border nature of the project aimed to expand the range of issues addressed by the participants beyond the traditional boundaries of local and national debates. The project also aimed to build a sustainable, cross-border network for self-expression and the exchange of information among participants. In total, 35 Romani girls participated in the program in 3 countries.
This year BUVERO – EXPO consisted of a collaboration between two main organizations: the Romedia Foundation in Hungary and the Galerie Kai Dikhas in Germany with TAK Theater in Aufbau Haus, Berlin. The Roma women cross-cultural network BUVERO – EXPO was set to train a group of 24 girls from Romani communities to produce high quality audiovisual materials and take part in an innovative series of cultural activities.
The Romedia Foundation’s third BUVERO training program was implemented in Hungary and Macedonia in 2015. We intend to further expand the network to the Balkans-area in the future. From the applicants, both Romedia Foundation and the National Roma Centrum of Macedonia chose 12 young Roma women, respectively, to participate in the camps.
The VJ Show is a collective creative effort showcasing the diversity of Romani culture through visual and musical materials, which are processed through a complex editing software. The VJ Show is led by media artist David Szauder, who was accompanied Romedia Foundation’s DJ Elemer Santa and the participants of Buvero.