The FRA addressed major Roma mayoral summit(23 September 2011)
On 22 September over 300 participants from 34 countries gathered in Strasbourg to set up a coalition of cities and regions that aims to improve the situation of Europe's 10-12 million Roma and Travellers.
The FRA experts, Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos and Eva Sobotka, spoke at the event, organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The FRA was also present there with an information stand.
Local and regional action has been cited as key to ensuring better Roma inclusion. Therefore, the Summit brought together representatives of municipalities, regions and networks, Roma organisations as well as other relevant institutions, to create a cooperation framework that will drive forward actions favouring Roma.