Ethnic minority participation through education and employment
On the 7th and 8th of November 2013, partners of the Labour Plus project met in Nagykálló, Hungary, to share policies and efforts on issues related to initiatives for minorities’ employment and education and the impact on Roma population.
The ENTP participated to the ERIO seminar on Roma integration and the role of local authorities, to present the project Labour Plus. The seminar gathered many elected representatives and people working with the Roma communities, to share their thought, ideas and demands. Indeed, their efforts and work on the ground can appear to be isolated and not supported although each European countries adopted a framework for national Roma integration in the past years.
Médecins du Monde and its social partners organise tomorrow, the 23rd of October, a day of exchanges about Roma people. For almost 4 years now, Roma family are wandering in Brussels, shuttled between municipalities, emergency shelters, squats and streets. With no real assistance and no real access to their fundamental rights, it appears as urgent for public authorities to gather and to implement long term solutions. More information on the webpage.
The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) organize on the 24th of October a seminar on "Roma integration: the Role of Local Authorities", in Brussels. It will provide a platform where representatives of local authorities in Europe will exchange ideas and find common solutions to implement their National Roma Integration Strategies. The agenda is available here, and more information are available on ERIO's website.
Between the 9th and 11th of October, partners from the project met in Sofia (Bulgaria) for exchanges and sites' visits. On the first day, the professor Krastyo Petkov and the member of parliament from Sofia region Alexander Metodiev were invited to present the current situation regarding Roma in Bulgaria. On the second day, participants went to the municipality of Pravetz where projects with Roma have been implemented, both for education and employment. More information on the outputs below!