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Study visit and WG meeting on Roma inclusion on 24-25 September, Leeds

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Our autumn meeting of the working group Roma inclusion will take place on 24-25 September in Leeds. It will bring together cities from different corners of Europe to learn and inspire one another on how to address inequalities and foster the inclusion of Roma people, Europe's biggest ethnic minority. The meeting will include a study visit and an exhibition of projects and services that support Roma inclusion in Leeds.

The thematic focus will be on the role of cities in safeguarding Roma people, especially children, from abuse and neglect by ensuring their access to healthcare and social rights. In addition, we will consider the challenges cities face in collecting data on the Roma situation in their urban areas and the tools they use, such as the Leeds Migration Map toolkit. Moreover, cities will have the opportunity to learn about how Leeds assesses and mitigates the impact of Brexit on the Roma inclusion in the city.

During the first day, participants will get to know Leeds' strategic approach to inclusion of migrants and welcoming diversity with a focus on the services that deliver support for Roma communities and cater to their needs and challenges. The day will conclude with a city tour led by two refugees and a networking with migrant communities including Roma.

The second day will start with a discussion on city policies and practices for safeguarding Roma people and their access to healthcare. The day will continue with a workshop for cities to share views and inputs towards a EUROCITIES position paper on post-2020 EU strategy for Roma inclusion from the perspective of cities. The afternoon will be reserved for the business meeting of the working groups, including city updates, EU policy and funding opportunities as well as discussion of the workplan for 2019 and elections of new chair and vice-chair.

Join us in Leeds to foster the inclusion of Roma in cities in Europe!

Should you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact Bianca Faragau, policy advisor at EUROCITIES at Bianca.Faragau@eurocities.eu.

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