9 a.m.           |    Registration


9.30 a.m.      |    Welcome and opening session


  • Soraya Post, European Parliament
  • Ákos Topolánszky, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Jana Balazova, European Commission, DG JUST


9.45 a.m.     |    PANEL 1 AND DEBATE    The situation of Roma women: Looking at the causes of exclusion


Moderator: Erika Koller (EESC)



  • Sheena Keller, Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Isabela Mihalache, Council of Europe
  • Marta Pinto, European Roma Information Office (ERIO)


11.15 a.m.    |    PANEL 2 AND DEBATE    Successful examples and practices for Roma women's participation


Moderator: Madi Sharma (EESC)



  • Ágnes Daróczi, vice-president European Roma and Travellers Forum
  • Sandra Heredia Fernández, Fakali, Spain
  • Daniela Novac, Key Roma Project, Belgium


Round table with: European Roma Information Office (ERIO), European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Eurodiaconia, European Women Lobby


12.30 p.m.    |    Concluding remarks


  • Ákos Topolánszky


1 p.m.           |    End of the hearing




Participants can

  • speak in French, English, Italian, Dutch, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Lithuanian
  • listen to English, Hungarian, Bulgarian


Coffee/tea available


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