CfA: The European Union and the Roma, Budapest, 6-7.6.2006
- Dear Colleagues,
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) would like to invite you to
attend a conference entitled "The European Union and the Roma" which
will take place in Budapest, Hungary, 6 7 June 2006.
The conference aims at bringing together policy-makers, civil
servants, and experts from Roma NGOs and international organisations.
Firstly, it will explore the relevance of EU legislation to Roma
rights with the aim of identifying existing gaps in EU legislation and
the legal developments that are necessary to adequately and
comprehensively address the plight of Romani communities in Europe.
Secondly, it will analyze the existing Roma policy framework at the
European level with the aim of formulating recommendations for
consistency and complimentarity between different initiatives
targeting the Roma directly or indirectly.
Finally, it will provide an overview and critical analysis of the
existing channels for monitoring and evaluation of Roma policies and
programmes as well as recommendations for more participatory
monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
You can access the conference agenda on
The conference will begin with registration from 9:00-9:30 am on
Tuesday, 6 June 2006, and will end at noon on Wednesday, 7 June 2006.
There is no registration fee. It will be held at the premises of
hotel Astoria, Budapest. The language of the conference will be English.
The number of participants is limited so if you are interested please
send an email, indicating your name, organisation, and contact details
to romaprogramme@... by 22 May 2006.
MRG is able to provide financial support (covering accommodation,
visa, and travel to/from Budapest) for a limited number of
participants working for Roma organisations.
If you wish to apply for financial support please send us by 15 May
2006 your CV with a cover letter explaining your involvement in Romani
issues and your motivation to attend the conference. MRG will inform
you about the outcome of your application for financial support by 17
If you need a visa for Hungary and require an official invitation from
MRG for this purpose, please contact us as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you and if you have any queries, please
contact us at: romaprogramme@...
Roma Programme Coordinator
Minority Rights Group International
54 Commercial Street
London E1 6LT
Tel. +44 (0)20 7422 4217
Fax. +44 (0)20 7422 4201