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It focused on efforts to advance the fight against anti-Gypsyism at the EU and national level. All participants agreed on the need to have Roma communities participating in any action about them.

Participants repeatedly referred to FRA data, particularly the agency’s report ‘A persisting concern: anti-Gypsyism as a barrier to Roma inclusion’. FRA also took the opportunity to promote its report on ‘Working with Roma and summary which is now available in 22 EU languages.

The conference took place in Brussels from 20 to 21 March. It was organised in partnership by the Office of MEP Soraya Post, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network, the Fundacion Secretariado Gitano, and the Central Council of German Sinti & Roma.