On 27-29 April, FRA took part in field visits to Lille and Strasbourg to support the fieldwork experts who are implementing the local project plans as part of FRA’s Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) project.
During the visit, FRA met with local experts and contractors to discuss the development and implementation of the project plans and the methods being used to engage Roma communities. In addition, meetings were held with local authorities, NGOs, and Roma communities representatives. Site visits were carried out to some of the camps and other areas where the Roma live. The project focus in both cities cover the areas of housing support and education, in addition to community engagement.