Newsletter EURoma newsletter #7

EURoma European Network on Social Inclusion
and Roma under the Structural Funds
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"Structural Funds, Investing in Roma inclusion at the local and regional level"
EURoma’s extraordinary Management Committee was held last 24th of February

Representatives from the Member States of EURoma, the European Commission and the Technical Secretariat gathered at ISFOL’s offices in order to agree the main lines of the report: “Roma and the Structural Funds”, which will be presented in the II Roma Summit, April 2010.

EURoma network will participate in the II European Roma Summit
EURoma Network will be present at the II European Roma Summit to be held in Córdoba (Spain) on 8-9 April and it has been included at the programme. Carlos Tortuero, from the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Migration, as leading partner, will be representing the Network at the plenary roundtable "Assessment of policies: progress and limitations".
European Parliament Resolution on the second European Roma summit

The European Parliament adopted, on Thursday (25.03.2010), a resolution on the second European Roma summit . It is said that policy failings regarding the social inclusion of the Roma people must be examined critically, given the "unsatisfactory progress" to date. Policy commitments need to emerge from the second European Roma summit taking place in Córdoba on 8 April, believe MEPs. The Parliament has been calling for a Roma inclusion strategy since 2008.

In a resolution tabled by all seven EP political groups and adopted by 572 votes to 28, with 23 abstentions, MEPs condemn the "recent rise of anti-Gypsyism in several EU Member States".

The Spanish Presidency of the EU, the promotion of policies for Roma and the European Roma Summit

The Spanish Presidency is demonstrating the will to promote the Roma dossier on the EU agenda by bringing focus to objectives at the political level and by endowing existing instruments with substance. They will be presented in the upcoming Second European Roma Summit, to be held in Cordoba next April.

EU Strategy 2020 mention Roma inclusion

José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, has presented the Europe 2020 proposal that the European Commission has just approved and that will be available to all the European public.

The situation of the Roma in Europe: challenges and ways forward
The European Network against Racism (ENAR) dedicates its February newsletter to the situation of the Roma in Europe: challenges and ways forward.
The Community Programme PROGRESS 2010 - Annual Work Plan in the field of non-discrimination

The Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity PROGRESS presents its annual plan of work with the funding priorities for 2010.

more news >

EURoma Working Group session and Management Committee meeting
Córdoba, Spain
7th April 2010
On a Road to Equality: FRA Roundtable Discussion with Romani and Traveller Women
Córdoba, Spain
7th April 2010
Second European Roma Summit
Cordoba, Spain
8th April 2010
Conference: "Roma Women in the Decade"
Belgrade, Serbia
13th and 14th May 2010
Workshop on Field Social Work in Marginalized Roma Communities
Bratislava, Slovakia
17th and 18th May 2010
EURoma Management Committee Meeting
Cracow, Poland
21st and 22nd October 2010
Newsletter cofunded by:
European Union Ministerio de Empleo
Technical Secretariat:
Fundación Secretariado Gitano
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