This report provides information on the impact of the recent events in the Ponticelli district of Naples on Roma, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in May-June 2008. The report brings together the basic facts on these violent attacks as well as background information regarding the situation of Roma in Italy. It also describes efforts to address the situation by the Italian Authorities and the International Community, in particular the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, and Civil society organisations.Available languages: English, French, German, Italian and Romanian (PDF format).
Data and information for this report were provided by COSPE, RAXEN National Focal Point for Italy. The Agency’s conclusions are expressed in the relevant chapter. No mention of any authority, organisation, company or individual shall imply any approval as to their standing and capability on the part of the FRA.
Building on the former “rapid response” mechanism instituted by the EUMC, the Incident Report is the result of a situation which requires further examination to assess whether fundamental rights have not been respected for whatever reason and to identify the relevant information that may result in future action by the Agency or EU institutions.