Joint Conference of the Decade Intelligence Projects and PAIRS - Programmes for the Active Integration/ Inclusion of the Roma in South-East Europe

Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005 - 2015

Pairs - Programmes for the Active Integration/ Inclusion of the Roma in South-East Europe

20 March 2014 | Shkodra, Albania

 

 

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WELCOME SESSION

Chair: Skender VELIU, Executive Director, Amaro Drom Union, Decade Focal Point Albania 

 

Maxhid CUNGU, President, Region of Shkodra Council

Bardhylka KOSPIRI, Vice Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania 

Leon GJOKAJ, Deputy Minister, Ministry for Human and Minority Rights, Montenegro 

Daniel SKOBLA, Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Officer, United Nations Development Program 

 

Session I: DI AND PAIRS FINDINGS ON ROMA INCLUSION PRACTICES

Chair: Skender VELIU, Executive Director, Amaro Drom Union, Decade Focal Point Albania 

 

Factors for success and failure of Decade projects: Research findings

Aleksandra BOJADJIEVA, Research and Policy Officer, Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation

 

What did we learn so far from the PAIRS project bringing together partners from 8 countries and from civil society as well as governments?

Ádám KULMANN, Thematic Expert, PAIRS Project

 

Session II: ROMA INCLUSION SUCCORS

 

WG1: Participation of Roma at all stages 

Moderator: Lidija GREBO, Program Coordinator, SLOVO 21, Decade Focal Point Czech Republic

Introduction: Muhamed TOCI, Coordinator, NGO Mesecina, Decade Focal Point Macedonia 

 

WG2: Individual/family socio-economic management

Moderator: Karoly HERFORT, Junior Program Coordinator, Romaversitas Foundation, Decade Focal Point Hungary 

Introduction: Dimitar DIMITROV, Program Director, Open Society Institute Bulgaria

 

WG3: Mainstreaming non-discrimination actions

Moderator: Boyan ZAHARIEV, Program Director, PAIRS Thematic Expert, Bulgaria 

Introduction: Aleksa DOKIC, Assistant Director, Government Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities, Croatia 

 

Session III: ROMA INCLUSION CHALLENGES

 

WG1: Unfavorable legislation

Moderator: Sanela BESIC, Executive Director, Kali Sara  Roma Information Center, BiH

Introduction: Bogdan DAN, Advisor to the President, National Agency for Roma, Romania 

 

WG2: Communication of Roma inclusion interventions to non-Roma

Moderator: Laura MARIOTTI, PAIRS Coordinator, CEAS, Italy

Introduction: Gabor BERNATH, Director, National Watching Point, Hungary

 

WG3: Role of other sectors in Roma inclusion: Churches, Local governments, Private companies

Moderator: Boyan ZAHARIEV, Program Director, PAIRS Thematic Expert, Bulgaria 

Introduction: Marajan MARKU, President, Malteser Albania

 

Session IV: CONCLUSIONS

Chair: Skender VELIU, Executive Director, Amaro Drom Union, Decade Focal Point Albania

 

Roma Inclusion Succors 

WG1: Participation of Roma at all stages

WG2: Individual/family socio-economic management

WG3: Mainstreaming non-discrimination actions

 

Roma Inclusion Challenges

WG1: Unfavorable legislation

WG2: Funding related obstacles and donors’ behavior

WG3: Resistance by public servants, local governments

 

Concluding remarks

Aleksandra BOJADJIEVA, Research and Policy Officer, Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation

Ádám KULMANN, Thematic Expert, PAIRS Project

 

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