The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will send a video message to an expert conference on anti-Gypsyism and how it can be addressed in a post-2020 EU Roma Framework for national Roma integration strategies.
On 18 October, the Agency will be in Brussels to take part in the European Parliament’s Interparliamentary Committee meeting on ‘Fundamental rights aspects of Roma inclusion and fighting anti-Gypsyism’.
From 11 to 13 July, the Agency will take part in the 4th Euroscience Open Forum “Sharing Science: Towards new horizons” (ESOF 2018) in Toulouse, which will bring together over 4.000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists to discuss newest scientific developments.
The Subgroup on Equality Data will gather on 26-27 April in Brussels for its first formal meeting to start work on preparing a set of non-binding guidelines on improving the collection and use of equality data in EU Member States
The Agency will lecture on the ‘Structure-Process-Outcome’ monitoring framework and how it can apply for monitoring the EU Roma inclusion policies framework during a workshop from 23 to 25 April in Budapest.
Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission are hosting a conference in Dublin on 22 March entitled ‘Poverty and Discrimination: two sides of the same coin’.
Policy makers and Roma stakeholders from across Europe will come together during the 11th meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion to reaffirm their commitment to Roma inclusion and to discuss possible way forward to ensure progress.
The Director of the Agency will travel to Finland on 22-23 May to meet with government ministers, officials, members of the Finnish parliament, representatives of human rights and equality bodies and civil society.
The Agency will present selected findings about Roma discrimination from its second EU minorities and discrimination survey at the European Commission’s conference ‘Great Start in Life! The Best Possible Education In Early Years’.
On 7-8 June, FRA will take part in the third meeting of the ‘Operational Platform on Roma Equality (OPRE)’, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe, Equinet, European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) and FRA.
FRA will participate in a consensus-building conference concluding the first phase of the participatory needs assessment in Mantova, Italy, on 26 September, which is part of its local engagement for Roma inclusion (LERI) project.
The German Parliament's Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth will visit FRA on 19 November to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges affecting women.
FRA will conduct local site visits to two municipalities that have been selected for the pilot phase of the FRA’s local engagement for Roma inclusion (LERI) project: Mantua, Italy on 22-23 May and Hrabušice, Slovakia on 26 May.
The FRA Director will visit Slovakia, where he will further develop relations with key partners and stakeholders, such as the Minister of Justice and senior officials at the Ministry of Interior (Government Plenipotentiary for the Roma Communities) and Foreign Affairs.
FRA will attend an expert seminar on ‘Education indicators', organised by the European Service Network (ESN) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG) for the European Commission, as part of its wider work on Roma and integration.
The FRA Director will visit the Central Council and the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma in Heidelberg on 16 July as part of the agency's wider efforts to engage with Roma stakeholders across the EU.
Together with the Danish EU Presidency and the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna, the FRA is organising a meeting with OSCE Ambassadors on 22 June, discussing how to make a tangible difference to Roma people's lives.
The FRA, together with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank experts, and in co-operation with the European Commission, will present the findings of the report on the situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States.