High Level Event on Roma inclusion in Slovakia, 23-25 May 2011
A High Level Event on the better use of Structural Funds for the integration of Roma will take place in Slovakia on 23-25 May 2011. The High Level Event will consist of a national conference in Bratislava (23 May), field visits (24 May), and a High Level regional conference on 25 May. These events will bring together representatives of the EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities as well as civil society. The aim is to discuss how Slovakia can use EU funds more effectively and exchange experiences for improving the socio-economic situation of the Roma. The inclusion of marginalised Roma communities can significantly contribute to the economic growth of Slovakia. This event in Slovakia follows on from similar High Level Events in Hungary (2009) and Romania (2010).