Roma civil society gathered in Bucharest! They discussed the message to be delivered to the High Level Conference on March 4-5
On February 26, 2019, the Nevo Parudimos Association organized together with the Community Development Agency Together and the National Agency for Roma, the meeting “Roma Issues within the Chairmanship of the Council of Ministers”.
The event took place in Bucharest and brought together about 60 persons, local elected councilors, representatives of political parties, mayors and local councilors, representatives of diplomatic missions as well as representatives of the Government and civil society at national level (including members of the network Roma Forum).
The purpose of the meeting was to prepare a message from the Roma civil society in Romania for a high-level meeting to be held on 4-5 March 2019 within the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the European Union.
In the first part of the meeting, the final conference of the project The Program of Empowerment of Roma Policy Leaders – Promoting a Local Development Framework Favorable to Roma Communities was held. Subsequently, the participants discussed the Strategy for Improving the Roma Situation, a strategy to be proposed to the Romanian Government (this document was debated in December 2018 and joined by 71 Roma NGOs).
Also, the participants discussed the message to be transmitted by the Roma civil society in Romania at the high level meeting of 4-5 March 2019.
Among the participants were the deputies Florin Manole and Daniel Vasile, and Daniel Radulescu, the president of The National Agency for Roma.
The event was supported financially by the Embassy of the Netherlands (through the Program for Empowering Roma Policy Leaders – Promoting a Local Development Framework Favorable to Roma Communities, implemented by the Together Agency Foundation) and the European Commission through the EASI (Nevo Parudimos Association, member of Ergo Network, implements the strategic partnership between them and the European Commission, funded through the EaSI program).