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Public Hearing - European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), JDE building, room JDE51, Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

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Simultaneous interpretation requested from French, English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Bulgarian into French, English, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Bulgarian

09:00 a.m. | Registration

09:30 a.m. | Welcome and opening session

  • Pavel Trantina, European economic and Social Committee
  • Ákos Topolánszky, European economic and Social Committee

09:45 a.m. | Panel 1 and Debate - The nature of anti-gypsyism, xenophobia and racism

Moderator: Ákos Topolánszky (EESC)

Panellists:

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC permanent study group "Immigration and Integration" (IMI)
  • Julie Pascoet, European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
  • Ilvia Bajrami, European Roma Grassroots org. network (ERGO Network)
  • Marta Pinto, European Roma Information Office (Erio)

11.15 a.m. | Panel 2 and Debate - Instruments to combat anti-gypsyism, xenophobia and racism

Moderator: Ákos Topolánszky (EESC)

Panellists:

  • Christel Mercade Piqueras and Pia Lindholm, European Commission, DG Justice
  • Miranda Vuolasranta, Roma Expert
  • Anna Striethorst, Open Society Foundations (OSF)
  • Isabela Mihalache, CoE

12:30 p.m. | Concluding remarks

  • Ákos Topolánszky

13:00 p.m. | End of the hearing

Coffee/tea at disposal