What is Roma Week 2023?
Policymakers, experts, activists and organisations concerned with persistent antigypsyism in Europe are planning to collaborate for Roma Week in the European Parliament and other EU institutions after the International Roma Day (8 April) and ahead of the Roma Resistance Day (16 May). The Roma Week 2023 is aligned with the objectives of the European Year of skills 2023.
In the framework of the Roma Week 2023, there will be a series of events focusing on how history affects the current situation of Roma in Europe and what are the prospects for the future.
The Roma Week 2023 is hosted by the European Parliament and European Commission and organized in partnership with Roma and pro-Roma civil society.Read more
Roma Week 2023 takes place under patronage of the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola.
The Roma Week 2023 is supported by:
European Parliament, European Commission, EEA and Norway Grants
Hosting Members of European Parliament:
Peter Pollák, Cornelia Ernst, Anna Donáth, Monika Vana, Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová, Milan Brglez, Tomas Zdechovsky, Klara Dobrev, Dragoș Pîslaru, Sándor Rónai
Participating Civil Society Organisations:
Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), UNICEF, European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network, Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG), Open Society – Europe and Central Asia, Roma Active Albania (RAA), European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture – ERIAC, Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative – REDI, European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), Foundation Jaw Dikh, Phiren Amenca International Network, ternYpe International Roma Youth Network, The Centre for European Policy Studies- CEPS, CEU Democracy Institute, Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, Romani Early Years Network (REYN: an initiative of International Step by Step Association), Nevo Parudimos, R.R.O.M.A., Autonomia, FAGIC, Minority Initiative, Eurochild
Agenda of the Roma Week 2023
Saturday 22 April – Friday 28 April
- Roma youth advocacy training – Coordinator: Phiren Amenca and ternYpe (closed event)
Tuesday 25th April 2023
- 08:00 – 9:45 Working Breakfast: Dialogue with decision-makers and young Roma
Venue: European Parliament, József Antall (JAN) Building, Second Floor (closed event)
- 09:30 – 15:30 Final Conference Chachipen: History, Memory and Justice for Roma in Europe (Watch live streaming here)
Venue: European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli, Room ASP1E2
- 15:00 – 16:30 Roma Heroines (closed event, recording to be provided)
Wednesday 26th April 2023
- 08:45 – 11:00 Conference: Roma – an integral part of European history
Venue: European Parliament, ASP 1E1
- 11:30 – 12:30 Handover ceremony of the replica of Sigismund of Luxembourg Roma Decree
Venue: European House of History (upon invitation)
- 14:30 – 18:00 New solutions to old problems: Maximising the Use of Funding for Roma Equality, Inclusion and Participation (Registration now closed)
Venue: Norway auditorium
- 19:00 – 21:30 Traditional Roma Week dinner
Venue: Kamilou Rue Joseph II restaurant (registration here)
Thursday 27th April
- 09:00 – 11:00 National Roma Strategic Frameworks – participation and housing priorities (Roma Civil Monitoring)
Venue: European Parliament, room A5G1 (upon invitation)
- 11:30 – 13:30 Can socially responsible public procurement offer new opportunities to vulnerable communities?
Venue: Rue Arlon 25, 1000 Brussels
- 14:00-16:00 Unlocking the potential of young Roma children in Europe
Venue: Room A3H1, European Parliament (registration link included)
- 14:30 – 16:00 Round table on Ukraine
Venue: Room Spinelli 5F35 European Parliament (closed event)
- 18:00 – 21:00 European Commission Award for Roma integration in the Western Balkans and Türkiye promoting the Roma inclusion dimension in the Digital Agenda and Green Economy
Venue: Concert Noble, Rue d’Arlon 82, 1000 Brussels
Watch the event online here