15/03/2013 | Brussels/Moldava nad Bodvou

“From pilots to outcomes” is organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, and will focus on evidence-based lessons on socio-economic inclusion for Roma communities. The conference will take place on 15 March 2013 simultaneously in Brussels and Moldava nad Bodvou, Slovakia. Both sites will be linked by a video bridge – but what really unites them is the topic, Roma inclusion.

The conference will present the results of the three-year pilot project decided by the European Parliament targeting Roma socio-economic inclusion and implemented in the fields of early-childhood education and care, self-employment through microcredits, information and awareness raising, data collection and monitoring and evaluation tools in five European Union Member States and Macedonia. Recommendations in the fields of education, employment, housing, health, civil society, migration and gender equality will be debated with representatives of the European Union main institutions, international organisations, researchers and experts, Roma representatives and the inhabitants of a Roma settlement at Moldava nad Bodvou. A final session will be dedicated to the role of the structural funds in the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies, based on the experience derived from the structural funds programming period 2007-2013.

The conference will be also streamed on the internet. If you would like to follow it on line or join the sessions in Moldava nad Bodvou, Slovakia, in person, send a message to jaroslav.kling@undp.org

For more details please visit EC Roma Inclusion Pilot Project website and EC-UNDP Roma Pilot: Tools and methods for monitoring and data collection website.

Please click HERE to access the draft programme of the conference.

Source: FPTO

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