Roma access to mainstream education: ERGO Network annual conference
19 November 2019, 10:00-12:00, European Parliament, A1G3
Save the date for ERGO Network’s Annual Conference, which will shed light on the important topic of Roma access to mainstream education.
Education is an increasingly important topic in the European public and political discourse, with objectives on education in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies. However, the Roma are still too often left behind when it comes to accessing educational opportunities on equal footing with majority groups. Existing legal and policy tools, including targeted actions on Roma education, as well as infringement procedures, are not as effective as they could be in challenging ingrained patterns of Roma exclusion and discrimination.
The conference will be kindly hosted by the Members of the European Parliament Romeo Franz (Greens/EFA) and Peter Pollák (EPP). It will bring together ERGO Network members from the grassroots level, European civil society organisations and other Brussels stakeholders, and EU policy-makers across the institutional spectrum, to discuss how to achieve real policy change for Roma in the area of education.
Please don’t forget to register for the conference before Monday 4 November by following this link.
Venue: European Parliament, A1G3
For questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org, +32 2 893 10 49.
This conference is kindly supported by a grant from the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
ERGO Network receives financial support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation EaSI (2014-2020). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi