2017-10-31 European Parliament takes important step forward to address the fundamental rights of RomaEuropean Parliament takes important step forward to address the fundamental rights of Roma

Brussels, 26 October - The European Parliament adopted yesterday the own-initiative report on “Fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism”, calling upon the European Commission and EU Member States to put the fight against antigypsyism at the forefront of efforts for the social and economic inclusion of Roma.

2017-10-02 The Salvation Army's work with Roma across Europe

 The report attempts to map the work of The Salvation Army with Roma in Europe, datailing the work carried out in 12 countries where we are particulary active with the Roma population. The Salvation Army works  with Roma through both the provision of social services and through engaging Roma in church community life. In many cases, as you will see in the country reports, the two are integrated but one is not a prequisite for the other(The Salvation Army clearly states in its mission statement that we serve and meet human needs without discrimination).

2017-10-02 MEP Soraya Post on Roma: "Nobody wants to live like cattle."

Swedish MEP Soraya Post, a Roma herself, is working on a report focusing on the root causes of anti-Gypsyism. Europe has to recognise its failure to integrate this community, she says in an interview.

 

2017-09-10 Diversity in the European Commission: Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker and Günther Oettinger

ENAR and 28 organisations devoted to equality in Europe have published an open letter to the President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources to express concerns with regard to the omission of racial, ethnic and religious minority staff as a target group in the European Commission’s new diversity and inclusion strategy.

2017-03-23 New LJC, RCC, WIC Project to Make Recommendations on Anti-Semitism at EU Level

Remembrance. Responsibility. The Future. These are the sequential steps leading to real changes in society. The future of democracy and tolerance depends on memory and responsibility assumed, allowing for moving forward. A step towards the future–after surveying, judging and adopting expertise from the best initiatives aimed at fighting discrimination–this is the goal of this new start-up project.

2017-03-03 JUST Newsroom - 2017 Commission's assessment on the mid-term review of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020 - European Commission

 

 

The Commission reviews annually the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies and reports on the progress made to the European Parliament and the Council, as well as under the framework of the Europe 2020.

 

2016-10-07 Football People action weeks

The biggest social change campaign in football kicks-off today bringing together hundreds of thousands of people alongside players, clubs, leagues and governing bodies to stand together to tackle discrimination and fight for inclusion and equality.

2016-09-07 Roma Community Centre signed the statement as ENAR member

A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all
Europe is at a crossroads, and the future of European cooperation and the benefits it brings are at stake. This is about the future of our society and how we want to be viewed by the wider world. The future of our planet and the kind of Europe our children will grow up in. The current crisis highlights the urgent need to reflect on fundamental questions: how do we ensure that the European project reclaims its promise of peace, democracy and solidarity?

2016-07-18 EU auditors slam shortcomings in Commission support to Roma integration

10/07/2016 - EU policy initiatives and financial support came too late to have an impact on Roma integration during the previous programming period 2007 - 2013. Unfortunately the audit recommendations may also come too late for the current period 2014 - 2020.

2016-07-07 Alliance against Antigypsyism launches

The Alliance against Antigypsyism today published a reference paper on antigypsyism, the specific racism against Roma, Sinti, Travellers and other groups who are stigmatized as ‘gypsies’ in the public domain. The reference paper proposes a working definition of antigypsyism. “This is necessary: the term antigypsyism is increasingly used, but there is no common understanding of its scope, depth and implications. This hinders the formulation of effective answers to tackle it,” said Gabriela Hrabanova of ERGO Network, one of the initiators of the Alliance against Antigypsyism.