On 29 November, the Agency took part in a meeting on ‘Countering shrinking space for Roma Civil Society’ convened jointly by the European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO) and MEP Terry Reintke and MEP Tomáš Zdechovský.
Widespread deprivation is destroying Roma lives. Families are living excluded from society in shocking conditions, while children with little education face bleak prospects for the future, a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. The report analyses the gaps in Roma inclusion around the EU to guide Member States seeking to improve their integration policies.
Last year was not a good year for fundamental rights, asserted Michael O’Flaherty, FRA’s Director, when presenting the key findings of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Report 2016 in Paris at the Sciences Po University on 19 September. He spoke of the erosion of rights evidenced in the report and outlined possible ways forward.