The 12th meeting of the European Platform for Roma inclusion took place on 8-9 October 2018 in Brussels. In view of the post-2020 EU Roma Framework the platform this year focused on housing and health as last year had the topics of education and unemployment as its main topic.
This year, the Platform was accompanied by a special event celebrating Roma culture and its contribution to the European cultural heritage. Executive director of ERIAC Timea Junghaus inaugurated the EU Roma Platform meeting alongside Vera Jourova, EU Commissioner for Justice, Comnsumers and Gender Equality, Swedish MEP Soraya Post (Feministiskt initiativ) and Rodrigo Ballester, cabinet member of Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsic.
The evening concluded with the ARA Art theatre play “And again we slept PINDRAL“, an original performance by the ARA Art theatre ensemble based on excerpts from texts by Gejza Demeter, Zora Horváthová, Ilona Ferková, Emil Cina and other Romani authors.
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