MEDIA ADVISORY: How can it happen here? Roma Discrimination in Europe

How can it happen here Roma Discrimination in Europe
Date: 9 April, 2013
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Place: Room ASP1G2, Altiero Spinelli Building, European Parliament, Brussels
A day after the launch of our campaign to end discrimination against Roma in Europe, Amnesty International invites you to a panel discussion hosted by Hélène Flautre MEP (Greens/EFA). There are some 6m Romani people who live in EU countries. They experience constant discrimination in all aspects of their lives. This means it can be hard or even impossible for them to get a home, education, health care or a job. On top of that, existing EU anti-discrimination laws are often ignored, which means many Roma communities are trapped in a cycle of exclusion.
Panel speakers include:
Kinga Goncz MEP, S&D, Vice-Chair Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 
Amb Jakub Dürr, Deputy Head of the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU 
Henry Scicluna, Advisor, Support Team of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe for Roma issues 
Michaël Privot, Director, European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
Michail Beis, Coordinator, Racism, Roma & Integration, Fundamental Rights Agency 
Register for this event here by 3 April
Roma activists, MEPs and the Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office will be available for interview 
For more information, and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Peter Clarke 
Media & Communications Officer
European Institutions Office, Amnesty International
Tel: +32 (0) 2 548 2773