On 11-13 November, FRA participated in a workshop in Slivek organised by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute.
The EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies will end in 2020.
FRA contributed to the EUROCITIES Expert Working Group in Braga from 24 to 26 September on developing an effective integrated city plans for Roma inclusion.
The Nazis persecuted, detained and executed hundreds of thousands of Roma. But the Roma genocide during the Holocaust was not formally recognised until the 1980s. Roma Holocaust Memorial Day on 2 August is a time to remember their suffering and to call for an end to the longstanding antigypsyism that Roma communities still endure today.
FRA’s Director Michael O’Flaherty visited the Irish Traveller and Roma Centre Pavee Point in Dublin on 10 May.
Women throughout the EU face inequalities. But Roma women face additional challenges such as anti-Gypsyism, extreme poverty, exclusion and discrimination which reinforce their disadvantages, according to the latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. It underlines the urgent need for targeted, gender-sensitive measures that allow Roma women to realise their full potential.
As part of the 2019 EU Roma Week, the agency took part in a conference entitled ‘Creating Trust through Uncovering and Recognising the Truth: Advancing Recognition and Remedy for Anti-Gypsyism’.
On 20 March in Brussels, the agency facilitated a workshop with the National Roma Contract Points of 22 EU Member States on consistent and timely reporting of Roma integration measures using an online tool.
Across the EU, many Member States are improving their equality data to help policymakers combat discrimination and challenge prejudices. To inspire others, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has just published an online compendium of nearly 40 practices from 15 countries on the collection and use of equality data.
During the EEA/ Norway Grants 2014-2021 launch conference of its Human Rights, Roma Inclusion, and Domestic and Gender-based Violence Programme, the agency presented information about the Roma in Czechia through the lens of statistical data from its EU minorities and discrimination survey.