Regional Workshop: Addressing Discrimination and Anti-Gypsyism in the Western Balkans and Turkey
The RCC's Roma Integration 2020 Action Team is organizing a regional workshop "Addressing Discrimination and Anti-Gypsyism in the Enlargement Region" in Berlin, Germany, on 13-14 February, 2018.
The main objective of the workshop is to ensure officials from the enlargement region dealing with Roma integration recognize and understand the issue of discrimination and anti-Gypsyism. It will increase the awareness of the participants of the two interlinked phenomena including through experiential learning, presentations by relevant experts and visit of sites of commemoration.
The specific objectives of the workshop are:
• To increase the knowledge and understanding on discrimination among officials dealing with Roma integration from the enlargement region by understanding the situation that Roma are put in through such practices;
• To understand the historical background of the discrimination and anti-Gypsyism phenomena;
• To contribute to the alignment of the discourse at regional level with the discourse at EU level in order to cope with the developments in the field of fight against discrimination and anti-Gypsyism.
As envisaged by the Roma Integration 2020 project, the regional workshops bring together the National Roma Contact Points from the Western Balkans and Turkey, along with the primary responsible officials dealing with the priority areas of education, employment, housing, health and civil registration, as well as officials dealing with discrimination (Equality Bodies and/or Ombudspersons) and representatives of Roma Civil Society.