Vice-president of World Roma Organization Rromanipen
Valery Novoselsky (Israel)
Full name: Novoselsky Valery
Address: P.O.Box 3331. Kiryat Shemona. Israel 11572
Mobile: + 972-54-7878797
Date of birth:15 April 1970
- July 19, 1999 till today
- Position: Executive Editor of Roma Virtual Network (RVN).
- Main activities and responsibilities: Editorial activity on on-line platform which actively facilitates the cooperation and exchange of information within Roma organizations and individuals, between Roma and non-Roma organizations and individuals and also between Roma NGOs and official institutions. This activity is connected with the variety of Roma-related political, cultural, economic and social issues on national and international levels.
- Web-site: http://www.valery-novoselsky.org/romavirtualnetwork.html
- International non-governmental organization.
Education and training
- June 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006.
- Title of qualification awarded: Postgraduate Degree in Public Diplomacy. Roma Diplomacy Programme.
- Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered: This year-long educational programme consisted of 3 residential workshops and 2 online learning phases; and combined lobbying skills training, study of diplomacy and human rights advocacy related topics, and individual research.
- Name and type of organisation providing education and training: DiploFoundation. http://www.diplomacy.edu
DiploFoundation is a non-profit educational organisation assisting all countries, particularly those with limited human and financial resources, to participate in international affairs.
- Level in national or international classification: International knowledge organisation.
- More on http://www.diplomacy.edu/Diplo/what.asp
Education and training
- September 1, 1996 – May 31, 2002.
- Title of qualification awarded: BA in Theology and the Bible.
- Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered: Bible and Doctrine, Ministerial studies, New Testament, Old Testament.
- Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Galilee Bible College (affiliated with Global University, USA).
- Level in national or international classification: Global University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (USA). http://www.detc.org
Education and training
- September 1, 1991 – February 7, 1994.
- Title of qualification awarded: Post-secondary education in History.
- Principal subjects/Occupational skills covered: World history, history of the former USSR, Archeology, English, etc.
- Name and type of organisation providing education and training: Dnepropetrovsk National University. Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.
- Level in national or international classification: Dnepropetrovsk National University at present is one of the most famous, prestigious and internationally recognized higher institutions of Ukraine.
- More on http://www.dsu.dp.ua/tempus/dnu/eng/index.html
Social skills and competences
Experience of Roma public lobbyist acquired due to participation in the international Romani movement since July 1999.
Experience of minority rights activist acquired due to participation in:
- Israeli Evangelical movement (September 1995 – September 2002);
- organization, which represents the interests of non-Jewish Russian immigrants from a Christian background living in Israel since October 2002;
- in the association that represents ethnic Muslims from the former USSR living in Israel (since March 2006).
Organizational skills and competences: Long-term experience in organizing individual and group mission trips.
Started from my work of missionary-in-training Evangelical ministry in Moscow, Russia, in March 1993.
Long-term experience in organizing the public discussions.
Started in autumn 1999 after the publication of my articles in Russian Israeli newspaper “Novosti Nedeli” (Jewish issues).
Read more on http://www.valery-novoselsky.org/articles.html and http://www.valery-novoselsky.org/articles-ru.html
Participation in International Romani Movement:
- July 1999 - Launching of Roma Virtual Network (RVN) known today as one of the most reliable and comprehensive sources of information on the issues related to Roma communities, their culture and history.
- July - August 2002 - Germany - Romani Summer School (organized by Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Romano Rat organization).
- April 2003 - Turkey - Istanbul Romani Studies Conference.
- May 2003 - Germany - Roma Holocaust Conference in Berlin.
- June – July 2004 – Bulgaria – Training for Romani Book Publishers.
- October 2004 – Italy - VI World Congress of International Romani Union.
- November 2004 – Macedonia – Conference on Romani political participation.
- June 2005 – Turkey – Istanbul Romani Studies Seminar.
- July 2005 – Bucharest, Romania – Workshop of Roma Diplomacy Programme.
- December 2005 – Brussels, Belgium – Workshop of Roma Diplomacy Programme. Conference “"Roma Diplomacy: A Challenge for European Institutions?".
- March – May 2006 – Brussels, Belgium – Internship with European Roma Information Office (ERIO).
- April 2006 – Geneve, Switzerland - Workshop of Roma Diplomacy Programme. Conference “Virtual Diplomacy for a Virtual Nation”.
- June 2006 – Stockholm, Sweden – Conference of Roma Journalists, hosted by Swedish Radio.
- August 2006 - January 2007 - Residence in Bulgaria connected to cooperation with Studii Romani and Next Page Foundation.
- April 2007 - UNITED conference "UNITED against INTOLERANCE". Madrid, Spain.
- June 2007 - International seminar „Roma and the media“ within the World Roma Festival Khamoro. Prague, Czech Republic.
- October 2007 – International writers conference in Chandigarh, lectures about European Roma in New Delhi, India.
- February 2008 – Mundi Romani project – Jerusalem, Israel.
- April 2008 – Participation in the elections to Pan-Hellenic Roma Union. Athens, Greece.
- June 2008 – OSI-related BarCamp conference in Istanbul. Presentation on Roma issue.
- July 2008 – Vienna, Austria. Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting, jointly organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Finnish Chairmanship of the OSCE.
- September 2008 – European Roma Summit. Brussels, Belgium.
- April 2009 - OSI-related BarCamp conference in Istanbul. Presentations on Roma issue.
- April 2009 - Conference on Roma access to political participation – European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium.
- June 2009 - International Conference on “The Right to Education for Every Child: Removing Systemic Barriers to Full Integration of Roma Children” - Belgrade, Serbia.
- June 2009 - Hearing on the Human Rights Situation of Roma in Europe entitled ‘‘Uniting against Anti-Gypsyism in today’s Europe” – Council of Europe – Strasbourg, France.
- July 2009 – ERRC Summer Workshop – Budapest, Hungary.
- August 2009 – Mundi Romani project – Athens, Greece.
- November 2009 - The Conference “Improving Roma participation through networking and media outreach” under the auspices of European Commission – Barcelona, Spain.
- December 2009 - The Global and Regional Minority Protection Norms in Local Governance. Workshop under the auspices of OSI-Budapest (5th MMCP Diversity Management Training Jamboree). Budapest, Hungary.
- March – June 2010 – Internship in European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) – Budapest, Hungary.
- May 2010 - UNITED conference " Europe All Inclusive? Minorities at the Edge of Society". Budapest, Hungary.
- May 2010 – workshop conducted by Roma Media Base (Macedonia) in preparation to the 2nd Roma Pavilion - Call the Witness to take place in 2011 in Venice, Italy – Skopje, Macedonia.
- October 2010 - Ethnic Diversity and Conflict Management Workshop. Workshop under the auspices of OSI-Budapest (6th MMCP Diversity Management Training Jamboree). Budapest, Hungary.
- August 2011 - First Roma Pride Summer Camp "Barvalipe" - Budapest, Hungary.
- November 2011 – Final Conference of ERGO Network on Effective Roma Campaigning - Brussels, Belgium.
- January 2012 - Professional cooperation with "Mesemrom" Association - Geneva, Switzerland.
- April 2012 - Celebrations of International Roma Day - Budapest, Hungary.
- April 2012 - Elective Congress of the World Roma Organization Rromanipen, Belgrade, Serbia.