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Fw: Council of Europe: Recommendation on Economic situation of Roms/Gypsies and Travellers in Europe

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  • Lucian Branea
    ... From: MINELRES moderator To: Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 1:20 PM Subject: Fwd: Council of
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2001
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      From: "MINELRES moderator" <minelres@...>
      To: <lucianb@...>
      Sent: Saturday, December 01, 2001 1:20 PM
      Subject: Fwd: Council of Europe: Recommendation on Economic situation of
      Roms/Gypsies and Travellers in Europe


      > From: MINELRES moderator <minelres@...>
      >
      > Original sender: Greek Helsinki Monitor
      > <balkanhr-owner@yahoogroups.com>
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      > Subject: Fwd: Council of Europe: Recommendation on Economic situation
      > of Roms/Gypsies and Travellers in Europe
      >
      >
      > Council of Europe Press Release
      > Council of Europe Press Service
      > Tel. +33 3 88 41 25 60
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      > Economic situation of Roms/Gypsies and Travellers in Europe: Committee
      > of Ministers Recommendation
      >
      > Strasbourg, 28.11.2001 - The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers
      > has just adopted a Recommendation to the member states on improving
      > the economic and employment situation of Roms/Gypsies and Travellers
      > in Europe.
      >
      > The Recommendation invites the governments of the Council's member
      > states to take steps to improve the economic situation of Roms/Gypsies
      > and Travellers, stressing that discrimination against Roms/Gypsies,
      > coupled with social exclusion and shortcomings in the areas of
      > training, education and information, makes it particularly difficult
      > for them to access the labour market. This difficult economic
      > situation has very damaging knock-on effects on areas such as housing,
      > education or health. The Recommendation emphasises the need to
      > introduce legislation and instruments to combat racial discrimination
      > in access to employment and in the workplace.
      >
      > The aim of the Recommendation is to encourage governments to pursue
      > positive action policies to give Roms/Gypsies and Travellers equal
      > opportunities in the labour market.
      >
      > The Recommendation also urges the member states to foster projects
      > generating income and small and medium-sized businesses run by
      > Roms/Gypsies and to pass on best practice in that area.
      >
      > Efforts to inform Rom/Gypsy communities and involve them in devising,
      > implementing and assessing programmes geared to their needs are
      > highlighted as a key factor in improving their economic situation.
      >
      > The full text of the Recommendation will appear shortly on the
      > Committee of Ministers' website :
      > http://www.coe.int/T/E/Committee_of_Ministers/Public/
      >
      > Press Release
      > Council of Europe Press Service
      > Ref: 901a01
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