The Extraordinary European Platform
on Roma Inclusion

22nd March, 2012, Brussels

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Background

Contact

European Commission
DG Justice

Programme

Context

Many Roma people in Europe face discrimination and social exclusion in their daily lives. They are marginalised and live in very poor socio-economic conditions.

The European Platform for Roma Inclusion

The European Platform for Roma inclusion (or European Roma Platform) was created to support policy developments for Roma integration and stimulate exchanges and coordination among Member States, international organisations and Roma civil society.

Roma integration: an EU Framework for national strategies

In order to make a tangible difference to the lives of Roma people, the European Commission has proposed an EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies. This initiative invites Member States to present national Roma integration strategies to the Commission by the end of December 2011. In May and June 2011, Member States agreed to commit to this process.

The Extraordinary EU Platform on Roma Inclusion

This event will give all stakeholders involved an opportunity to express their views on the national efforts and to pave the way for the successful implementation of national Roma integration strategies.

The representatives of the EU Member States (national contact points), Members of the European Parliament, various organisations and Roma civil society will exchange views on national efforts when designing the national Roma integration strategies. On a more forward looking note participants will also be expected to share their ideas on how the implementation of the strategies can be made efficient and sustainable.

Practical information

The Extraordinary Platform is a one-day event.
The opening of the event will be attended by Vice-President Reding and Commissioner László Andor.

Venue

Charlemagne Building
Rue de la Loi 170
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium
Metro Schuman


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Contact

Alexander Vajda, European Commission

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