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2 Sep 2016

Roma women's participation in public life

Public Hearing - Belgium, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Van Maerlant building, room VMA 1, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels

When it comes to Roma issues, the gender dimension has long been neglected. However, women have an essential role in Roma society and ensuring their participation is a key element in improving their situation. Romani women across Europe often face discrimination on multiple fronts: racism for being Roma, as well as gender discrimination.

It is not possible to speak about the inclusion of Roma if half of their community has little or no opportunity to express their needs and make their voice heard. Roma inclusion policy needs Roma women activists and advocates. The gender dimension can also play an important role in the success of National Roma Integration Strategies (NRISs).

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  • Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Van Maerlant building, room VMA 1, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    When it comes to Roma issues, the gender dimension has long been neglected. However, women have an essential role in Roma society and ensuring their participation is a key element in improving their situation. Romani women across Europe often face discrimination on multiple fronts: racism for being Roma, as well as gender discrimination.

    It is not possible to speak about the inclusion of Roma if half of their community has little or no opportunity to express their needs and make their voice heard. Roma inclusion policy needs Roma women activists and advocates. The gender dimension can also play an important role in the success of National Roma Integration Strategies (NRISs).


  • Opinion SOC/539
    Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), VMA building, room VMA 3 - Rue van Maerlant, 2 - 1040 Brussels, Belgium

    As part of the drawing up of its own initiative opinion on "Towards a coherent EU labour migration policy", the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a public hearing on Thursday 8 September 2016, in cooperation with the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The event will deal with the revision of the EU Blue card as well as with other forms of migration of labour force.


  • Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives
    Brussels, Belgium

    The 2016 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving migrants' lives and fostering their integration in society.

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    co-organised seminar
    Seminar - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), JDE building, room JDE62, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Belgium

    Within a short time, a great number of people seeking refuge arrived in Europe. While this phenomenon has created a major political crisis, it has also awakened solidarity, creativity and a desire for change in our societies. Communities all over Europe have taken ownership for receiving and including newcomers.

    Join us at the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Seminar, to reflect on these new dynamics in European societies through workshops, plenary sessions and match-making sessions.


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    The round-table is organized by the EESC's Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) in partnership with the European Commission as well as with relevant European – Euromines, Euracoal, IndustriAll Europe – and national organisations.


  • Brussels, Belgium

    The round-table is organized by the EESC's Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) in partnership with the European Commission as well as with relevant European – Euromines, IndustriAll Europe – and national organisations.