Romani Platni - Alternative means of reducing prejudice

1,000 Euro Prize 2013

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Work

Project owner: Esély Association

Responsible person: Nagy Krisztina

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

The negative attitude of the majority of Hungarian society, is on a very high rate against the Roma population.Our project means an alternative solution to acceptance in order to strengthen.We envolved an intersection surface, which based on real relationships, when we created Hungary’s first Roma housing restaurant, Romani Platni, where Romani women appear as a service.

Appreciation of the Jury

Talking is easier over a meal. That is the simple, in this case innovative idea that lies behind ‘Romani Platni’. The people talking with one another should be Roma and non-Roma people. Delicacies from Roma cuisine stimulate the desire to become better acquainted. If we eat the home-made cooking of Roma women, our perception of the cooks changes and may even do so permanently. It is also the only opportunity to enjoy traditional Roma cuisine in Budapest. Cooking and eating together enhances the status of both sides, because degradation no longer comes quite as easily. We hope the project can expand as a business!