Ethnic minority participation through education and employment
The Middlehession Education Association (Germany) organized its Regional consultation meeting on the 12th of December 2013. The meeting was titled "School and vocational training of refugees in Marburg”. Different experts of the region who deal with this topic discussed the legal framework and the possibilities for local institutions to help refugees that their individual biographies of schooling, vocational training and integration into labour market can be organized without interruptions. The participants arranged forthcoming steps of collaboration. The minutes are available here.
The second edition of the Labour Plus newsletter is online!
It covers the project activities of the second semester of 2013 and you can dowload it from the links here below:
NL edition #2(5.5 MB)
In the framework of the Labour Plus project, ENTP is organising a regional consultation meeting this Friday in Brussels. The event will take place as a round table debate among several local actors, institutions, and civil society organisations working on the field of social inclusion and employment, with a focus on minorities and fragilised groups like Roma people and migrants. For more information, please download the press release attached (in French)here.
On the 9th and 10th of December 2013, the Council of Europe released special recommendations on effective Roma integrations measures in the member states. The Council calls for a more effective social inclusion measures adapted to their situation and needs and wants to provide guidance to Member States in enhancing the effectiveness of their measures to achieve Roma integration and strengthen the implementation of their national Roma integration strategies. Local authorities and integrated approaches are on centre stage!
The Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and the Socialist Group in the Committee of the Regions are organising a joint Conference on "Roma inclusion - Challenges and opportunities at the local level." The conference will be structured in two panels, with guest speakers from local, regional, national and EU institutions, which will focus on two main debates: exchange of good practices and financial instruments; and full exercise of fundamental rights. The format of the conference is meant for having an open debate between guest speakers and attendants on Roma integration policies, projects and funding. More information here.