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ERGO fights against antigypsyism, advocates for better policies for Roma in Europe, creates strong networks and empowers Roma activists.


Romani Week – Romno Kurko 2020 This year’s Romani Week in the European Parliament will take place from 23-26 March and will include a large range of events, from the annual Breakfast with Members of the European Parliament and young Romani, to discussions on making EU funds and financial instruments work for Roma, the presentation
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Intersecting Realities Life Stories of Balkan LGBTQIA+ Roma in Brussels 25 February 2020, 9am-2pm, Mundo B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, Conference Room Join us and make your voice heard! Register here and find the agenda here. Balkan LBGTQIA VZW brings together representatives of LGBTQIA+ communities from the Balkan countries, based in Brussels. The role of the
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ERGO Network meets European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli to commemorate the Holocaust Remembrance Day and discuss the future of Roma inclusion post 2020 Brussels, 30 January 2020 On 28 January 2020, a delegation of European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network members from EU member states and enlargement countries met with the new European Commissioner for
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European Commission releases Autumn Package What’s in it for Europe’s Roma? On 17 December 2019, the European Commission published the so-called Autumn Package, including the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020 and its annex, the draft Joint Employment Report, thus marking the beginning of the 2020 European Semester. In a clear attempt to revamp the cycle,
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Our director @hrabanova met Commissioner @helenadalli together with the @social_platform. She pointed out the need for Roma indicators, a specific investment priority for Roma in the Post 2020 strategies and funding programmes and the importance of civil society participation.

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Thanks to European Commissioner for #Equality @helenadalli for meeting our delegation this afternoon. We look forward to working with you to bring equality and inclusion to the forefront of all the EU's activities! 2

Szabolcs Schmidt, Head of the Roma unit in @EU_Justice, stresses that the next #EURoma framework must stronger take into account the diversity within the Roma movement and address the multiple and intersecting discriminations faced for example by women and #LGBTI Roma.

ERGO Network's Senior Policy Officer @isabelmihalache explains the limited legal arsenal of international organisations, including the EU, to properly address #intersectional discriminations, but even the little scope is rarely used to combat #discrimination.

Our second panel brings the political perspective to the intersecting diacriminations faced by LGBTQIA+ Roma. @EU_Justice @isabelmihalache

Intersecting Realities - Listening to life stories of Balkan #LGBTQIA #Roma in Brussels that are published in a new book by Balkan vzw, financially supported by @BrusselsEqual. #intersectionality #antigypsyism

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