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Spanish #Roma #COVID-19 and the inequities of a pandemic

Spanish #Roma #COVID-19 and the inequities of a pandemic

| April 9, 2020

New research, led by the University of St Andrews, highlights that the Spanish Roma (Gitano) community suffer disproportionate socio-economic and health factors that make them extremely vulnerable during the current pandemic. The research, led by social anthropologist Dr Paloma Gay y Blasco from the School of Philosophical Anthropological and Film Studies and Maria Félix Rodriguez […]

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#InternationalRomaDay – Europe’s largest minority group most vulnerable to #Coronavirus

#InternationalRomaDay – Europe’s largest minority group most vulnerable to #Coronavirus

| April 8, 2020

An estimated 10 to 12 million Roma live in Europe, making up the continent’s largest minority group. They are also some of the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 outbreak, writes Zeljko Jovanovic. Roma in central and eastern Europe often live in very cramped conditions without access to basic sanitation or running water. They are often […]

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International Roma Day: Joint statement by Vice President Vĕra Jourová and Commissioner Helena Dalli

International Roma Day: Joint statement by Vice President Vĕra Jourová and Commissioner Helena Dalli

| April 7, 2020

Ahead of International Roma Day on 8 April, Vice President Vĕra Jourová and Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli issued the following statement: “This day should serve as a reminder that Roma people – as the largest European ethnic minority – have contributed to Europe’s diversity and enriched our heritage for centuries. Online hate speech and fake […]

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European #RomaHolocaustMemorialDay – Statement by First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová

European #RomaHolocaustMemorialDay – Statement by First Vice President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová

| August 2, 2019

“Ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the 500,000 Roma victims of the Holocaust. This year in particular, we commemorate with deep sadness the 75th anniversary of the murder of the last Roma who were so wrongly and brutally incarcerated in the ‘Gypsy Family Camp’ in Auschwitz – people who were put […]

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Strong European Parliament call to address #Antigypsyism

Strong European Parliament call to address #Antigypsyism

| February 14, 2019

The Alliance Against Antigypsyism welcomes the adoption of a European Parliament Resolution on 12 February calling on the EU and member states to adopt strong Roma inclusion plans post-2020 and to step up the fight against antigypsyism – the specific form of racism towards Roma. “This Resolution is a step forward in the recognition of […]

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Members of national parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight #Antigypsyism in Europe

Members of national parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight #Antigypsyism in Europe

| October 22, 2018

For the first time, members of national parliaments were invited by the European Parliament to discuss the fundamental rights of Roma and fighting antigypsyism. The Alliance against Antigypsyism urged MPs from across the European Union and the Western Balkans to work on increasing political will in their countries to combat antigypsyism and contribute to building […]

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#Roma integration awards: Promoting a more inclusive society

#Roma integration awards: Promoting a more inclusive society

Today (28 March), during an official ceremony, the European Commission announced the winners of the Second EU Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey. The aim of this award, launched in 2014, is to shed a spotlight on the political importance of Roma integration in the EU enlargement process, to enhance the role […]

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