Conference Networking as a mean for strengthening participation|
The following 14 and 15th of June 2010, the Federation of Roma Associations
in Catalonia (FAGIC) will host a European Conference “Networking as a mean
for strengthening participation – good practices, strategies and exchange of
experiences between Roma NGOs and other Civil Society Organizations” that
will take place in the Office of the European Parliament in Barcelona. This
event concludes the implementation of the European Project “Empowerment
through Networking – Fostering Cooperation between Roma Minorities and Civil
Society Organizations”, financed by the EACEA within the “Europe for
citizens” Programme and coordinated by FAGIC.
By creating networks and exchanging experiences between different
stakeholders, the project aims at filling the gap in cooperation between the
Roma organizations and those of the majority society. In this context, the
objective of the conference is to debate on the different opportunities and
tools for strengthening the voice of the Roma at the European and national
level. More specifically, the conference aims at increasing the overall
participation of the Roma through the building of networks with civil
society organizations promoting non-discrimination and social inclusion.
A parallel objective is to discuss good practices and give recommendations
for a greater cooperation between the Roma and non-Roma organizations. The
Conference will conclude the 9-months of the implementation of the project’s
activities, presenting reports from the project’s partners (ARCI Toscana
from Italy and Zentrum für Politik, Kultur und Forschung from Germany) and
discussing their findings.
Additionally, the Conference will concentrate on recent developments on the
EU level related to the Roma issue, in the context of the current Spanish
Presidency of the EU and reflect on the consequences of the economic crisis.
The Conference will count with a participation of keynote speakers, bringing
together in these event representatives from European organizations,
governmental representatives, political parties, Roma and non-Roma Civil
Society Organizations, academics and other relevant stakeholders.
For participation and/or more information, please contact
Federació d'Associacions Gitanes de Catalunya
C/Concilio de Trento, 313 9.9
Tlf. 93 305 10 71
Fax. 93 305 42 05