Addressing anti-Gypsyism during EU Roma week

During an EU Roma Week event in the European Parliament in Brussels on 10 April, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty highlighted the limited progress in tackling the persistent concerns that Roma in Europe continue to face.

Drawing on the Agency’s new report on anti-Gypsyism, he outlined the nature and scale of the issue. He also spoke about discrimination and harassment as manifestations of anti-Gypsyism. Reference to the importance of FRA data was made by numerous speakers throughout the EU Roma week events, including the European Commission and Members of the European Parliament.

FRA also participated in other EU Roma Week events of the in Brussels, including a presentation at an event at the European Economic and Social Committee on 11 April on addressing anti-Gypsyism in ethnic profiling.