EVENT: 15th European Platform for Roma Inclusion
ENAR attended the 15th Platform for Roma Inclusion on the 25th of October. ENAR Advocacy and Policy Advisor, Radost Zaharieva, attended the high-level event organised by the Czech Presidency and the European Commission.
The European Platform for Roma Inclusion (EPRI) aims to stimulate cooperation and exchange of experiences among all relevant stakeholders for equality, inclusion and participation of Roma people in Europe. The Platform contributes to making both European and national policies more inclusive and reflecting better on the Roma needs.
During the event, Ms. Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality, underlined that globally National frameworks for Roma Equality, Inclusion and Participation follow the strategic objectives of the EU framework. Nevertheless, many of them need to adopt an intersectional approach to combat antigypsyism and address Roma inclusion through mainstream policies and mechanisms (ex. housing, social services).
ENAR called for stronger investment in fundamental rights monitoring, reporting and protection to achieve equality, inclusion and optimal participation of Roma in all areas of life.