The 12th meeting of the European Platform for Roma inclusion took place on 08 and 09 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. In regards to the post-2020 EU Roma Framework, the platform this year focused on housing and health; last year, the platform focused on the topics of education and unemployment.
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, the EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Swedish MEP Soraya Post (also of the Feministiskt Initiativ), and Rodrigo Ballester, a 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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