Ethnic minority participation through education and employment
Labour Plus partners will meet on the 11th and 12th of April in Santa Cruz for a seminar on "Local strategies to equal and fair employment", organised by the Development Agency of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This event will include conferences about labour inclusion of people with special difficulties as well as two workshops. The first one will be devoted to tools for developing individual integration plans, the second one to job adviser profile working with people with special difficulties. On the last day, participants will visit the "ataretaco Foundation project". You can download the agenda here.
Today, 8th of April, is International Roma Day. It is not only the opportunity to celebrate Roma's culture but also to highlight that Europe's largest ethnic minority still face discrimination and social exclusion on a daily basis. Two years ago, the European Commission adopted an EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies to promote a better integration of Roma on their territory. Even thought European initiatives represent a step forward, it is in governments' hands to guarantee basic rights.
Last week, on the 28th of February, the partners of the Labour Plus project met in Brussels to take stock of the project's progress. They have been introduced to the first results of the baseline study, the best practices and the regional consultation meetings that took place in Alt Emporda and Santa Cruz last year. The research has taken a big step forward! The minutes are now available here.
The next Roma Source event "Sharing of Understanding Rights and Citizenship in Europe" will take place in Brussels, on the 5th of March 2013. The key areas of Roma SOURCE activity are research, health, children, employment and citizenship. The event will present key findings and recommendations from the research as well as European policy towards Roma. More info on http://www.romasource.eu/
A three-day meeting about Equal Inclusion and Trust as Approach to Human Capital, organized by the Mittelhessischer Bildungsverband, took place in Marburg, Germany from the 7th to the 9th of November 2012. The conference started with an opening speech of Egon Vaupel, Mayor of the City of Marburg, presenting this city as the heart of social support in Germany as well as its diversity concept. The conference welcomed different speakers presenting policies towards inclusions of Migrants, Refugees and Roma, questionning the issue of integration and introducing good practicies from Lativa and Germany.