NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017
“Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU” (PAL) JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8115
Reggio Emilia (Italy), 4th-6th October 2017. More details will be available on PAL web site
4th dialogue meeting, CoE
Strasburg (France), 18-19 September 2017. The meeting, organized by the Council of Europe, will concentrate on the issue of Roma Youth Employment and Vocational Education and Training and address ways to ensure a bridge between education and employment for young Roma and Travellers.
Contemporary Roma art: ‘Feather Picking’ a play presented by The Independent Theater Hungary
The play ’Feather Picking’ is based on many legal cases and personal stories and highlights the reality and also the anomalies of the Roma integration, which is rarely discussed in the public discourse and almost never appears in literature.
Roma women in Italy fight for their rights
“Change can start from us”. These words were told by a young Roma Italian woman who explains the situation of Roma people in Italy rises up against new and old forms of discrimination in job, education and social services.
Mapping Greek Roma settlements
Over 130 registered Roma settlements provide information on the entire population surveyed. In addition to geographic data and mapping, information is provided on characteristics of housing shells, population data by sex and age, the economic situation of the settlements and on the employment sectors of the residents. Finally, data on accessibility to education and health infrastructures received by Roma citizens are recorded.
Greek Government measures for Roma
The Minister of Education announced that:
In schools attending Roma, the number of pupils per room will be reduced to 15 out of 25; There will be a social worker whose exclusive role will be the mediation between school and family; In order to address the problem of poor monitoring by Roma students it will be mandatory to attend the all-day school for Roma children; Parents’ school will be compulsory; Change in legal status as regards the possibility for Roma pupils who receive a high school certificate to be admitted to certain academic departments without examinations.
PAL TRAINING EVENTS IN GREECE
ANATOLIKI SA within the project PAL implemented Roma Enforcement Events with the participation of many Roma and social service officers of the municipalities of Ambelokipi-Menemeni and Delta, Roma mediators, members of Roma associations and associations, NGO executives and government & private sector agencies providing services to Roma in West Thessaloniki.
EVALUATION of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020
The European Commission will publish a summary of the replies after the end of the consultation period (25th Oct).
The aim of the consultation is to collect stakeholders’ views on the achievements and challenges faced during the seven years of implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020. More specifically, the aim is gathering views on European and national policy, legal and funding instruments that have been mobilised to fight discrimination and promote the inclusion of Roma.
Link to the official web site
PAL PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
How much do you know about the largest minority in Europe? 6 million live in the EU. Most of them are EU citizens.
Employ ME! PETITION
Help to speed up Roma social inclusion. We want to support Roma youth participation at different levels, by gathering qualitative data about approaches and practices of Roma youth and supporting initiatives where Roma participation is key to long-term change.