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Public hearing on "The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the Roma community: identifying measures how this can be addressed"

Hybrid event via Interactio, online platform - Tuesday, 22 June 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Draft Agenda

09.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing

10.00 a.m. - 10.20 a.m. |  Welcome and opening session

  • Alfredas Jonuška, President of the Thematic Study Group on the Inclusion of the Roma, EESC
  • Intervention by Lavinia Banu, DG JUST (European Commission)

10.20 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. |  Panel I: The Covid situation for the Roma community living in settlements and their access to services

Moderator: Ákos Topolánszky

  • Radost Zaharieva, European Public Health Alliance
  • Daniel Grebeldinger, Nevo Parudimos (Romania)
  • Kadrin Hasanov, Integro (Bulgaria)
  • Neda Korunovska, Open Society Roma Initiatives Office
  • Kumar Vishwanathan, Life Together, Czechia


11.15 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | Break

11.30 a.m. - 12.50 a.m. | Panel II: Identifying the measures needed to address the situation

Moderator: Alfredas Jonuška

  • Zuzana Havirova, Roma Advocacy and Research Centre (Slovakia)
  • Ahmed Ahkim, Centre de Médiation des Gens du Voyage et des Roms, Belgium
  • Isvan Kvik, Lithuanian Roma community
  • Rafael Saavedra, Fundación Secretariado Gitano (Spain)


12.50 a.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Alfredas Jonuška,  President of the Thematic Study Group on the Inclusion of the Roma, EESC

Participants can speak in EN/HU/LT and can listen to EN/HU/LT