Alliance of Roma in the Republic of Croatia "Kali Sara"

The Alliance of Roma in the Republic of Croatia "Kali Sara" (Croatian: Savez Roma u Republici Hrvatskoj "Kali Sara", Romani: Kali Sara) is an organization of the Romani people in Croatia.[1] Its seat is located in Croatian capital city of Zagreb.[1] The organization was established in July 2007 and its first president was Veljko Kajtazi, future member of the Croatian Parliament.[2] On the occasion of publication of the first Romani-Croatian dictionary in 2008, the Alliance initiated the signing of the Charter of the Romani Language which was signed by 157 individuals.[2] On the date of the publication of the dictionary on November 5 (authored by the Alliance's president), the local and international Roma community celebrated the World Day of Romani Language.[2] The Croatian Parliament formally recognized Romani Language Day on May 25, 2012.[3] In 2015 UNESCO accepted the alliance's initiative to recognize the Romani language as a part of global cultural heritage by recognizing the World Day of Romani Language.[4] The formal proposal to UNESCO was made by the Republic of Croatia.[5] In 2018, the Alliance published the monograph "Kali Sara-The First Ten Years".[6]

Kali Sara
Alliance of Roma in the Republic of Croatia "Kali Sara"
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FormationJuly 2007
TypeNational coordination of the Romani people in Croatia
Legal statusMinority self-government organization
PurposeAdvocacy of rights and interests of the Romani people in Croatia
HeadquartersZagreb, Croatia
Websitekalisara.hr

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  1. ^ a b "Romi". Government of Croatia (Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities). Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "RomiO SAVEZU ROMA REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE "KALI SARA"". Alliance of Roma in the Republic of Croatia "Kali Sara". Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Sabor podržao inicijativu o 5. studenom, Danu romskog jezika". Večernji list. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Veljko Kajtazi: „Srbe i Rome u Hrvatskoj veže puno toga"". Srbi.hr. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Hrvatska: Deseto obilježavanje Svjetskog dana romskog jezika". Anadolu Agency. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Predstavljena publikacija 'Kali sara - prvih deset godina'". Hrvatska radiotelevizija. 14 May 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2020.