14 January 2011 | Brussels (Belgium)

This hearing is being organised by the European Economic and Social Committee. It aims to give voice to civil society representatives dealing with the integration of Roma. A number of experts in the field has been invited to present their views on the specific issue of education and training in relation to the Roma. Afterwards there will be a debate that will lead to ideas for concrete actions.


The hearing is organised in the framework of the EESC opinion on ‘Intercultural dialogue and the Roma’. The hearing will take from 9.00 to 13.00, and will address three issues:

  • European policies towards Roma education;
  • Integration of Roma through education;
  • Integration of Roma through training.

Several interesting speakers, among which a representative of the Hungarian Presidency, a representative from the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission and a Member of the European Parliament, have been invited. The full programme can be accessed through the attachments to this announcement.


Registration will close the 6th of January. The European Economic and Social Committee cannot cover participants’ travel and subsistence costs, but there is no attendance fee. Please use the registration form attached to this meeting announcement.


Brussels, in the EESC premises, rue Belliard 99.


Questions can be asked to Karolina Dybowska. e-mail: Karolina.dybowska@eesc.europa.eu Tel: +32 (0)2 546 95 17

Theme Social inclusion and integration – Integration of social groups – Ethnic minorities

Keywords Roma, Integration, GovernanceSource and further info: European Urban Knowledge Network

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