Roma inclusion - Challenges and opportunities at the local level

The S&D Group in the European Parliament and PES Group in the Committee of the Regions invite you to a conference on Roma inclusion to be held in the European Parliament in Brussels on 5 December 2013, from 09:00 to 12:30. Interpretation will be available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Please register for the event.

Roma inclusion - Challenges and opportunities at the local level

European Parliament, Brussels,
Altiero Spinelli Building - Room A3G-2
Thursday 5 December 2013 - 09:00 - 12:30


Moderator: Mark ROGERSON, Director, Grapevine Communications

09:00 - 09:20


1. Hannes SWOBODA - MEP, President S&D Group

2. Sylvie GUILLAUME - MEP, Vice-President S&D Group

3. Roger STONE - Council leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, CoR Rapporteur on Roma integration, United Kingdom

09:20 - 11:00

DEBATE: Good practices in Roma projects and financing opportunities at local, national and European level

1. Andriana SUKOVA TOSHEVA - Director of "Social Market Economy in Member states–I; ESF", DG Employment, in the European Commission

2. Jean-François PLOQUIN - Director General of the Forum Réfugiés-Cosi, Lyon, France

3. Francisca PLEGUEZUELOS AGUILAR – Head of the Andalusia Regional Delegation to the European Union

4. Alekos TSOLAKIS - Expert policy coordinator of the European Commission, DG REGIO, responsible for promoting local Roma integrated housing interventions

5. Kinga GONCZ - S&D MEP, Vice-Chair of the LIBE Committee 

11:00 - 12:30

DEBATE: Roma inclusion in a Europe without borders

1. Dilek KOLAT - Berlin Senator for Labour, Integration and Women's Affairs, Germany

2. Heinz SCHADEN - Mayor of Salzburg, CoR Member, Austria

3. Lili MAKAVEEVA - Director Integro Association, Bulgaria

4. Damian DRAGHICI - Counsellor of the Prime Minister; Senator - Committee for Culture, Art and Mass Media, Romania

5. Ioan ENCIU - S&D MEP


Registration deadline: 27 November 2013

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Conference on Roma inclusion - Programme