MINELRES: London School of Economics: Panel discussion on Romanies in the European Union, 8 June 2006

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Original sender: Nidhi Trehan <N.Trehan@lse.ac.uk>


You are warmly invited to a panel discussion on Citizens or Denizens?
The future ‘integration’ of Romanies in the European Union in
association with the Central London Europe Group (CLEG) and the LSE
Praxis Society (Department of Sociology). 

You are advised to arrive 20-30 minutes early in order to maximise your
chances of gaining entry to the event.

Keynote Address: Baroness Sarah Ludford, MEP 
Speakers: Barbora Bukovska, Angela Kocze, Martin Kovats and Florina
Zoltan 
Moderator: Nidhi Trehan, LSE-Sociology 
Date and time: 6.30pm, Thursday June 8, 2006 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building LSE (Houghton Street)

Abstract:  
Did you know that Europe has over eight million Romanies in all? 
Comprising one of the largest (and least understood) minority groups in
Europe, the accession of Bulgaria and Romania will render them the
European Union’s largest minority population.  

- Are they citizens or denizens in the EU?
- What nationality do they have, and how many are EU citizens?
- How are their human rights being breached?

We will have an international forum of specialists, including an MEP
from the European Parliament putting forward their views on the above
issues. Expect a lively debate to follow – as the audience will be drawn
from a wide spectrum including  Romani activists, academics, lawyers,
politicians and students.  

Barbora Bukovska is a Czech human rights lawyer, and director of Poradna
(Centre for Human Rights) in Kosice, Slovakia; Angela Kocze is former
director, European Roma Information Office, Brussels, and is Phd
candidate at Central European University in Budapest; Dr. Martin Kovats
is a political scientist at Birkbeck, University of London; Florina
Zoltan is a Romani activist and refugee community leader, UK

SPONSORED BY: THE LSE PRAXIS SOCIETY (DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY),  THE
CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE CENTRAL LONDON EUROPE
GROUP
(CLEG)

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