Photographer: Ferenc Isza
Visit of László Andor, Member of the EC, to Hungary
László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, visited the village of Bódvalenke, located in the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, on the occasion of the International Romani Day which is celebrated on 5 April. Bódvalenke is a 95% Roma village, where Roma painters from Hungary and other European countries painted murals on the walls of the houses. It has since then become known as the Fresco Village.
During his stay, László Andor participated in the celebrations organised the International Romani Day, which included music and dancing performances on the streets of the village, introducing visitors to Roma culinary arts and the works of local artisans.
After the official celebration, László Andor met local and regional Roma leaders and representatives of major NGOs with Roma integration programmes.
László Andor posing in front of a fresco
Tamás Szűcs, Head of the EC Representation in Hungary, 1st from the left, and László ...
Sign to indicate the entry to the village of Bódvalenke
László Andor walking into a garden
Zoltán Balog, Hungarian Minister for Human Resources, on the left, and László Andor, in ...
László Andor passing by a fresco
László Andor, in the 1st row, on the right, visiting the village of Bódvalenke
Discussion between Zoltán Balog, Hungarian Minister for Human Resources, in the centre, ...
Discussion between Zoltán Balog, Hungarian Minister for Human Resources, on the left, and ...
Two young Roma people dancing with musicians on the stage
László Andor, in the centre, and Zoltán Balog, Hungarian Minister for Human Resources, on ...
László Andor, 1st from the right
László Andor in front of the flag of the Roma community