Kick-off meeting launching the ERIACNET4EU 2023

 ERIANCET4EU aims at protecting, promoting and raising awareness of the rights of Roma citizens of the EU and thereby strengthening the EU values, in particular of equality, justice and non-discrimination, and thus, contributing to building a more democratic EU, where all citizens can enjoy equal access and protection of their rights. ERIACNET4EU offers the expertise, specific know-how and reliable methodologies to support the implementation of the new EU Roma framework by focusing on strategies and methodologies to prevent and combat Antygipsyism.


ERIACNET4EU was launched in 2022 and is financed by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Union, with a long-term goal of using culture and cultural diplomacy to strengthen open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive society in EU.


On February 3, 2023, at 14:00 CET, ERIAC organized an online internal launching event for the project. The Kick-Off meeting took place with the participation of all ERIAC team members and the Thematic Section Coordinators. The meeting was divided into two parts. During the first one, the Grant Coordinator and ERIAC management reflected on the ERIACNET4EU 2022 achievements, presented the ERIACNET4EU 2023 project goals to all participants, introduced all the work packages, the yearly calendar of ERIACNET4EU events, and the deliverable plan. The special focus was put on the Work Package 2 – Membership. The second part gave space for questions regarding both ERIACNET4EU 2022 and the upcoming phase of the project. Also, an evaluation of the General Assembly and the Annual Networking Event (which were held in December 2022) took place. There was an opportunity for a follow-up discussion on the General Assembly. All the inputs and conclusions from the meeting were carefully collected by ERIAC for further evaluation and implementation.


Meeting Agenda:
Welcome round
Introducing ERIACNET4EU project – building on the impact of 2022
Introducing the Working Packages, tasks and activities for 2023; activities of WP2
Calendar of events and deliverables
Questions and answers from ERIAC team members and Section Coordinators
Follow-up discussion on General Assembly – concluding event of ERIACNET – what have we learned?
Closing words by Timea Junghaus, ERIAC Executive Director


The full summary report