Extracts from the press conference by Vladimír Špidla and Christer Hallerby on a European action against the exclusion of Roma
The second meeting of the integrated platform on Roma inclusion, launched in April 2009 in Prague, took place in Brussels on 28 September 2009.
Vladimír Špidla, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and Christer Hallerby, Swedish State Secretary at the Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality, held a press conference for the opening of the platform.
The aim of the platform is to provide an arena for exchanging knowledge, experience and good practice, making commitments for initiatives and possibly monitoring progress achieved for the inclusion of Roma in Europe. The platform is a new mechanism for improving Roma inclusion, bringing together experts from Member States, international organisations, NGOs and academia.
The meeting focused specifically on the theme of education and examined the root causes of Roma exclusion from high quality, mainstream education. SHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK