Empowering Roma through participation: After the EU elections, what’s next for Roma?

28 June 2019, Brussels
The European Roma Information Office (ERIO), in cooperation with the European Economic Social Committee, is organising a conference “Empowering Roma through participation: After the EU elections, what’s next for Roma?” which will be held on 28 June 2019 at the EESC, 74 rue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels (Trèves Building, 7th floor, room TRE 7701), from 09:00-16:15.
To be held shortly after the European elections, the conference aims at assessing the electoral results on Roma. It is expected that the rise of nationalist and far-right parties will result in them gaining more seats in the European Parliament. In that context, there is a need to anticipate the possible consequences on Roma inclusion and on the fight against anti-Gypsyism. The conference will also be an opportunity to reflect on practical experiences of Roma regarding the election process and the possible obstacles they may have faced. Finally, we will raise the question of Roma representation, both politically and more generally. Indeed, proper Roma representation is the most effective way to ensure that Roma issues and Roma inclusion remain a priority for the next EU mandate.

More specifically, the objectives of the conference are to:
  • Explore the impact the EU election results will have for Roma equality.
  • Share experiences of Roma during the election periods.
  • Discuss the issue of Roma representation within the political field.
Send an email with your organisation, name and surname, nationality, country of residence and ID card number to by 20 June 12:00 CET. Please note that we do not cover travel expenses of participants.
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