Roma inclusion newsletter Published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in cooperation with the European Commission - Directorate-General for Health and Consumers.
ROMACT Handbook (revised and improved version)
Co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe, and published by the ROMACT Programme, this manual for mayors, local administrations and active citizens focuses on the inclusion of marginalized Roma individuals and other vulnerable people.
Webinar report “Roma child poverty and social exclusion”
30 November 2021, online
The webinar analysed Roma child poverty and social exclusion, launching a new policy paper on this topic, and brought together a panel of national and European speakers with experience on the ground of providing social services to Roma children living in poverty.
Politics of Roma inclusion/exclusion workshop
25 November 2021, online
The event was organized for the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance of Loughborough University, United Kingdom. It included a research panel on politics of Roma inclusion/exclusion, and a round table on Roma diplomacy and voice in international politics.
ERGO Network annual policy conference
23 November 2021, online
This event served to launch the ERGO Network’s research report on Roma access to adequate minimum income, based on five national case studies carried out in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.
ROMACTED Phase 2 launch conference
18 November 2021, Podgorica, Montenegro
The event launched the second phase of the joint Council of Europe/EU ROMACTED Programme “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”. The participants discussed the challenges the Roma population is facing, such as poverty, inadequate housing, unemployment, lack of documents, and ways to respond to them.
Workshop “Mediation and mentoring for Roma communities and local authorities”
16–19 November 2021, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
This workshop was carried out under the European Cooperation for Roma Inclusion (ECRI) project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. The training was attended by representatives of the French local authorities that work with migrant Roma communities from southeast European countries, as well as representatives of local nongovernmental organizations from Bulgaria.
Investing in Roma youth to advance fairer and healthier European societies
12 October 2021, online
This workshop was part of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021. It highlighted the role of Roma youth in building fairer and healthier post-COVID societies by providing space for dialogue and mutual learning as well as sharing good practices and successful initiatives to address long-standing inequalities.
The socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Roma in the Western Balkans
The purpose of this analysis was to contribute to a better understanding of the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Roma individuals in the areas of education, employment, health, housing, and non-discrimination. The analysis evaluates the current situation of Roma people and provides data for defining appropriate, tailor-made measures that can be incorporated in the planning process of the new Roma integration strategies and other relevant mainstream socioeconomic strategies.