Countering discrimination in Roma employment and recruitment: identifying best practices

09:30 - 10:00 | Registration

10:00 - 10:10 | Welcome and opening session

  • Erika Koller, Permanent study group "Inclusion of the Roma", European Economic and Social Committee

10:10 - 11:15 | Panel 1 : ''Discriminatory practices in employment and recruitment: the effectiveness or otherwise of public works schemes''

Moderator: Rafael Saavedra, Fundación Secretariado Gitano  

  • Grigorios Tsioukas, Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Bernard Rorke, European Roma Rights Centre
  • Carmen Tanasie, Ergo Network

Open floor discussion

11:15 - 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 - 12:50 | Panel 2: ''Best practices in combatting discrimination in employment and recruitment''

Moderator: Bernard Rorke, ERRC

  • Rafael Saavedra, Fundación Secretariado Gitano, presentation of employment programme ''Acceder''
  • Carmen Tanasie, ERGO network
  • Dimitar Dimitrov, Open Society institute – Presentation of project ''A Bridge towards Business''
  • DG JUST, European Commission (to be confirmed)

Open floor discussion

12:50 – 13:00 | Closing remarks

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Interpretation requested from English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Lithuanian into English, French, Hungarian and Italian