The Joint Conference will bring together relevant stakeholders and partners - international organisations, Member States, civil society organisations, Equality Bodies, National Human Rights Institutions and Local authorities. Discussion at the conference will focus on identifying gaps, challenges and debate possible strategies in overcoming the shortcomings and will also seek to identify good practice and recommend policy measures at national and local levels. Read the Joint Media release.
Last year, following on the violent attacks on Roma living in Italy, the Fundamental Rights Agency, the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights, the Council of Europe's Roma and Travellers Division and the OSCE's High Commissioner on National Minorities, and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights decided to join forces in a Joint action on Roma migration and freedom of movement.
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2008 Incident report on "Violent attacks against Roma in the Ponticelli district of Naples, Italy".