EESC opinion: Intercultural dialogue and the Roma

16 Jun 2011
Adopted References: SOC/337 EESC-2011-997 Own-initiative Rapporteur: Sigmund (Various interests - GR III / Austria) Plenary Session: 472 - 15 Jun 2011 - 16 Jun 2011 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 248/60, 25.08.2011
Intercultural dialogue and the Roma: the key role of women and education

EESC opinion: Intercultural dialogue and the Roma

Key points

The EESC:

  • emphasises that from now, instead of developing strategies for the Roma and carrying out analyses on them, specific measures must be developed together with the Roma;
  • is ready, within the limits of its competences, to participate in such measures or to take its own initiatives in close cooperation with Roma organisations;
  •  will develop its relations with institutions, organisations and other bodies active in this field;
  • sees intercultural dialogue as a suitable instrument to achieve integration, or inclusion, of the Roma, with regard both to the role played by Roma women in this process and to education.