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EU funds contributing to Roma inclusion

High-Level Event - Slovakia 23 - 25 May 2011

Conclusions

High Level Event on the Structural Funds contribution to Roma integration in Slovakia PDF

Presentations

23 May 2011 - National conference, Bratislava

Opening

Iveta Radičová, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

Johannes Hahn DOC, European Commissioner for Regional Policy

Koos Richelle, Director General, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Lucia Nicholsonová, State Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

Miroslav Pollák, Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Government for Roma Communities

Klára Orgovánová, Director, RomaInstitute

Plenary session – Setting the scene PPT

Moderator:  Nicholas Martyn, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

Morten Kjaerum PDF, Director, Fundamental Rights Agency: Situation of Roma in Eastern Europe

Katarína Mathernová PPT, Senior Adviser, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank: The costs of non-inclusion and poverty mapping

Andrey Ivanov PPT, Human Development policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme: Data collection and monitoring: presentation of the Household Survey in Slovakia

Miroslav Pollák, Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Government for Roma Communities: Support for an effective integration of Roma in Slovakia

Panel discussion

Topics: "What are the main consequences of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020 (which was released by the European Commission on 05 April 2011) for Slovakia? How can a national Roma integration strategy be implemented in Slovakia and what will the future Roma integration strategy consists of?" 

Participants:

  • Anton Marcinčin, Member of the Slovak Parliament
  • Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director, Directorate-General for Justice, European Commission
  • Zuzana Kumanová, Head of Department responsible for strategies, analysis and regional coordination, Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Government for Roma Communities
  • Zdenko Trebul'a, President of Košice Self-governing Region
  • Zeljko Jovanovic, Director, Open Society Institute

Four parallel workshops

1. WORKSHOP - Comprehensive approach for marginalised Roma communities  

Moderator: Christopher Todd, Head of the Slovak unit, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

Speakers:

  1. Jana MinarovičováPPT, Head of the Department of the Horizontal priority on Marginalised Roma Communities, Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Government for Roma Communities
  2. Sandra SalamonováPPT, Director General, Central Coordinating Authority, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development
  3. Slávka MačákováPPT, Director, ETP Slovakia, Centre for Sustainable Development
  4. Vladimír LedeckýPPT, Mayor of Spišský Hrhov
  5. Klára Orgovánová, Director, RomaInstitute

2. WORKSHOP - How to reach better education for Roma children?

Moderator: Vladimír Šucha, Director, Directorate-General for Education and Culture

Speakers:

  1. Katarína OndrášováPPT, State advisor, Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports
  2. Costel BercusPPT, Chair of the Board, Roma Education Fund
  3. Nicola DuckworthPPT, Director, Europe and Central Asia, Amnesty International
  4. Michal VašečkaPPT, Director, Center for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture
  5. Ján HeroPPT, Director, Private secondary school Zefyrína Jiméneza Mallu

3. WORKSHOP - Infrastructure development and housing actions for marginalised Roma communities

Moderator: Nóra Teller, expert, Metropolitan Research Institute

Speakers:

  1. Alexandros Tsolakis, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission
  2. Àdám KullmanPPT, expert, Open Society Institute
  3. Elena SzolgayováPPT, Director, Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development
  4. Alexandra KucmanováPPT, Director General, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  5. György AlföldiPDF, Director, Rév8 ltd.

4. WORKSHOP - For a better employment and social inclusion of Roma

Moderator: Peter Stub Jorgensen, Director, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Speakers:

  1. Martin VavrinčíkPPT, Director responsible for socially excluded communities, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
  2. Zuzana PolačkováPPT, Director General, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
  3. György MolnárPPT, Researcher, Kiútprogram
  4. Martin PitorákPPT, Vice-president, U.S. Steel Košice  
  5. Miroslava HapalováPPT, Director, NGO "People in Need Slovensko"
  6. Zuzana KusáPPT, Senior researcher, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Moderator: Sean McGrade, Head of Unit, EU Compliance Division, Northern Ireland Civil Service

17:00-17:30 - Wrap-up of the parallel workshops

17:30-18:00 - Closing remarks and outlook on the follow-up of the HLE
Nicholas Martyn, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

 

25 May 2011 - Regional conference, Košice

Opening

Jozef Mihál, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

Maroš ŠefčovičPDF, Vice-president and European Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Administration

László AndorDOC, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Zdenko Trebul'aDOC, President of Košice Self-governing Region

Renáta Lenártová, Deputy-mayor of Košice  

Jarmila Vaňová, MECEM (Roma Media Center)

Plenary session- setting the scene

Moderator: Katarína Mathernová, Senior Adviser, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank

Rudolf NiesslerPPT, Director, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission: Cohesion Policy support for middle and Eastern Slovakia

Lucia Nicholsonová, State Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family: The socially excluded communities and concentrated poverty in Slovakia

Miroslav Pollák, Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Government for Roma communities: Support for Roma communities in Slovakia

Michal VašečkaPPT, Director, Centre for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture: Hate speech and general attitude towards Roma in Slovakia

Panel discussion

Topics: "What are the proper policy responses to the situation of Roma in Eastern-Slovakia, and in the Košice region in particular?"; "What are the future challenges and how to face them properly?"

Participants:

  • Miroslav Pollák, Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic Government for Roma communities
  • Dušan Šlosár, Head of Department, Košice Self-governing Region
  • Renáta Lenártová, Deputy-mayor of Košice
  • Laco Oravec, Programmes Director, Milan Šimečka Foundation 

14:30 - 16:30 - Two parallel workshops

1. WORKSHOP - Presentation of good policies and projects

Moderator: Christopher Todd, Head of the Slovak unit, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

Speakers:      

  1. Maurizia TovoPPT, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank
  2. Ruus DijksterhuisPPT, Director, ERGO Network
  3. Ľuboš TomkoPPT, Project Manager, Institute of Christ High Priest
  4. Ladislav PerháčPPT, Advisor, Košice municipality: URBACT - RomaNet
  5. Zuzana PolačkováPPT, Director General, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family

2. WORKSHOP - Unlocking potentials – education of Roma children

Moderator: Aurelio Cecilio,  Head of Unit – European Social Fund - Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia  Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Speakers:

  1. Daniel StanislavPPT, Research Officer, European Roma Rights Centre
  2. Gábor NagyPPT, project manager, DARTKE
  3. Barbora ČernušákováPPT, researcher, Amnesty International, International Secretariat
  4. Marta BošeľováPPT, Director, Elementary school Šumiac
  5. Viera SandorovaPPT, Methodology and Pedagogy Centre, State budgetary organization of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport

Closing

 Christopher Todd, Head of the Slovak unit, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission

 

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