Do Roma youth have a role in the implementation of the National Roma Strategies up to 2030?
For the fifth time, between 27-30 September 2021 will take place the EU Roma Week. The Roma Week is a series of discussions and events led by the European Parliament and dedicated to important to Roma inclusion topics. Launched in 2016, the European Roma Week brings together representatives of European and national institutions and non-governmental organizations to become a platform for debate and dialogue between relevant stakeholders.
This year the EU Roma Week 2021 – the EU Romano Kurko (in Romani) is taking place in 4 days between 27-30 September 2021 under the patronage of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the European Union and it is primarily led by the German Sinti MEP –
Mr Romeo Franz, together with other MEPs that are part of the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup – ARDI at the European Parliament: Peter Pollák, Terry Reintke, Cornelia Ernst, Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Tomáš Zdechovský, Evin Incir, Rasmus Andresen, Anna Júlia Donáth, Dragoș Pîslaru, Sergey Lagodinsky.
As in 2020 the COVID-pandemic prevented the happening of the EU Roma Week, this year for the very first time the event is taking place online. The topics that the EU Roma Week 2021 covers are as diverse as important: “Combatting Antigypsyism and Police Violence”, “Assessing the National Roma Strategies up to 2030”, “Discussing the role of Roma Youth for the implementation of Roma strategies”, “Roma Remembrance”, “Health”, “Environmental Justice” and many others are among the topics that this year’s EU Roma Week 2021 will be covering.
As a co-organizer of the European Roma Week 2021, the Phiren Amenca International Network together is organizing the event “Do Roma Youth have a role in the implementation of the National Roma Strategies up to 2030?”. The event is taking place online on 28 September (Tuesday) at 11:30-13:00h CET and viewers can watch it online at the Facebook page of Phiren Amenca.
This event is a platform for discussion on the topic of the new Roma strategic documents in the Member States, focusing on the big five: Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. We strive to find out whether young Roma are involved in the coordination mechanisms of the national
Roma contact points, in the national Roma platforms, in the team of the Roma contact points and in general in the implementation and monitoring of Roma policies. Interlocutors on the topic are the national Roma contact points of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic,
representatives of the European Commission and the Roma Citizens’ Monitoring, as well as MEPs Peter Pollak and Anna Donath.
We invite you to check the full agenda of the Roma youth event, as well as the agendas of other events that are part of the EU Roma Week 2021 here
All of the EU Roma Week events will be LIVE-streamed here