European Platform for Roma Inclusion- Urgent Changes Needed for Roma Children and Youth

Pavee Point participated in the 8th European Platform for Roma inclusion, which took place in Brussels on 27 June. The purpose of the platform meetings are designed to enhance dialogue between the European Commission and Traveller and Roma NGOs.

The theme of this conference was ‘it is urgent to make change for Roma children and youth’. The platform meeting was addressed by Ms Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights.

“It was refreshing to hear Commissioner Redding to be very direct when she challenged Member States that they need to do more to deliver on the National Traveller Roma Integration Strategies. She also spoke about the Commission’s recommendations to the Council of Ministers, which, if adopted by the Council of Ministers, will give a legal basis to the Strategy. This was welcomed by the NGOs present”, stated Martin Collins, co-director of Pavee Point.

For more information, please contact Martin Collins

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