Few groups have historically been so persecuted, discriminated and harassed than the Roma people. In almost all of Europe the Roma minority were and have been denied the right to permanent housing, labour and education, which is still the prevailing situation of the majority of Roma. Today we see a new wave of anti-Ziganism. The Nazis organized in the 30's a battle against what they called organized begging. Have we learned anything from history? How should we respond to harassment and threats against Roma today?
Welcoming and opening remarks
Javor Benedek, MEP
A short film
with greetings from Ms. Rosa Taikon, silversmith and human rights activist in Sweden.
Good examples from national level
Chaired by MEP Javor Benedek
Why Europe can not tolerate discrimination
Chaired by MEP Barbara Lochbihler
What can the European Parliament do to improve the situation for the Roma people in EU?
Chaired by MEP Bodil Valero
A short film ”Cohesion policy and marginalised communities” by MEP Terry Reintke
Panel discussion with Diana Nyman, Sweden, Romeo Franz, Germany, Beata Olahova, Hungary and Miranda Vuolasranta, Finland. (TBC)
by Bodil Valero, MEP
The conference is organised by the Greens group's Roma Working Group