FRA supports implementation of local Roma integration plans in Finland

On 23-25 May, a FRA delegation carried out local field visits to Helsinki and Jyväskylä, the two Finnish localities participating in FRA’s ‘Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion’ (LERI) project.

The field visit was part of quality control and project implementation oversight efforts by FRA and the LERI project team at an important stage of the project. Meetings were held with local stakeholders, including Roma community members, NGOs, regional authorities, as well as with the National Advisory Board on Romani Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.