MINELRES: Upcoming: OSI-CRCR monitoring report on Romania's Roma Strategy

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Tue Sep 21 17:02:27 2004


Original sender: Alphia Abdikeeva <AAbdikeeva@osi.hu>


COMING UP: LAUNCH OF INDEPENDENT MONITORING REPORT ON ROMA STRATEGY IN
ROMANIA

On Monday 27 September 2004, in Bucharest, the report Monitoring of the
local implementation of the Government Strategy for the Improvement of
the Condition of Roma in Romania will be presented to the public.

The report is a joint project of: The Resource Center for Roma
Communities (Cluj), the EU Monitoring and Advocacy Program (OSI) and the
Roma Participation Program (OSI). The report is a follow up to the 2002
EUMAP report Monitoring EU Accession Process: Minority Protection in
Romania

At the Bucharest launch, Florin Moisa (RCRC Cluj), Katy Negrin
(EUMAP-OSI) and Iulius Rostas (RPP-OSI) will present the results of this
first local monitoring project carried out by teams of Roma activists in
five counties (Cluj, Iasi, Timis, Dolj, Braila). Marcel Costache
(Eurodrom Craiova, local monitor in Dolj County) will present the local
monitoring process as seen by a young Roma activist.

The presenters will evaluate the state of implementation at the local
level of the Government's Strategy for Roma, taking into consideration
the international context. They will also outline the report's
recommendations to the Government, local authorities, Roma
organisations, international organisations and international donors.

Representatives of public bodies, civil society organisations actively
engaged in minority issues, and the media, will take part in the debate.

Following the launch, the report will be discussed at further meetings,
both in the five counties monitored, and internationally, with
representatives of international organisations and European
institutions.

Copies of the report, in both Romanian and English, will be available on
the day of the launch. On the same day, the report will also be
available in both languages online at www.eumap.org and
www.romacenter.ro.

Upon request, advance copies of the report can be sent to media
representatives by e-mail. Please address your requests to Florin Moisa,
at e-mail info@romacenter.osf.ro or (in English) to Miriam Anati at
e-mail manati@osieurope.org. Please contact the same e-mails for more
information on the launch event.

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- Corruption and Anti Corruption Policy 
- Judicial Independence and Capacity 
- Equal Opportunities for Men and Women (in cooperation with OSI's
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EUMAP reports are available here: <http://www.eumap.org/reports>. 
Currently EUMAP has started the following new monitoring projects: 
- Access to Education and Employment for People with Intellectual
Disabilities (in cooperation with OSI's Mental Disability Advocacy
Program/MDAP)
- Broadcasting Regulation and Media Independence (in cooperation with
OSI's Network Media Program/NMP) 
- Minority Protection (a series of four policy papers on the situation
of Muslims in the UK: on Education, Equality and Discrimination, Access
to Justice, and Employment)

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