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* CONFERENCE INVITATION - Roma entrepreneurship: a possible solution to labour market discrimination and exclusion?
The European Roma Information Office (ERIO), in cooperation with the European Economic Social Committee, is organising a conference entitled “Roma entrepreneurship: a possible solution to labour market discrimination and exclusion?” which will be held on 8 June 2017 at the European Economic Social Committee, 74 rue de Treves, 1040 Brussels (room TRE 7701 (7th floor), from 09:00-16:15.

The aims of the conference are to:
  • Explore the potential of Roma entrepreneurship as a tool for Roma’s empowerment and equal access to employment
  • Provide a platform for participants to exchange information and ideas about good practices and to discuss possible challenges and solutions concerning Roma entrepreneurship
  • Enhance a multi-sectorial and multi-dimensional approach to Roma inclusion by involving more key stakeholders, such as businesses and the financial sector

OTHER news

* Czech Republic: Vigil held for Romani man shot dead yesterday
By Romea.cz

Yesterday in Chomutov a vigil was held to honor the memory of a 34-year-old Romani man who was shot dead at about 3 AM. The suspected shooter was arrested by police at the scene and today it is anticipated that his criminal prosecution will begin and that a motion will be filed to remand him into custody on suspicion of murder.

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* Operation Traveller Vote: Here's how one organisation is encouraging people to vote
By The independent.ie

The Traveller Movement has launched a campaign aimed at getting GRT communities out to the polls.

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* Slovakia: Romani politician says if video of police brutality did not exist, authorities would probably have never investigated
By Romea.cz

Peter Pollák, the former Rapporteur to the Government of the Slovak Republic on the Romani Community, said at a press conference on 25 May that was broadcast through his Facebook page that it is essential that video cameras be made part of police officers' uniforms in order to assess whether officers have used force without grounds. The Romani politician said that four years after promises by Slovak Police Director Tibor Gašpar and Slovak Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák to introduce such video cameras, they are not yet being used.

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* The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture Launches in Berlin
By Council of Europe

A new institute committed to establishing the artistic and cultural presence of Europe’s 12 million Roma people was launched today in Berlin – dedicated to the principle that Roma themselves should present the image of who they are, and who they are not.

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