• The serious concern aired in an REF policy note about the potential risk of the Roma children not being enrolled in the new compulsory preschool education in Serbia   has motivated Roma NGOs to gather in order to discuss how to prevent this risk. As a result a round table on “Enrolment of Roma Children in pre-school programs, primary and secondary school” has been held in Belgrade, Serbia, on June 9th 2006.

  • REF Board met in Budapest on June 22 to review project proposals. It reviewed 36 Projects for a total amount of Euro 4.432.067. The Board approved 18 projects for a total amount of Euro 1.695.862.

  • 30 June 2006 Budapest

    Organized by:
    Ministry of Employment, Labor EQAUL Managing Authority in Hungary and European Commission

    Interested stakeholders such as organizations, policy makers and practitioners from within and outside EQUAL are  members of “Enter- Network for Roma”
    The purpose of the network is to collect and generate discussions on existing good practices and polices addressed to Roma in the framework of EQUAL and to mainstream these initiatives trough Structural Funds (2007-2013).

  • 29-30 June , 2006
    Paris

    Organized by:
    Council of Europe

    The purpose of the meeting is to consult different European stakeholders in order to develop future educational strategies and programs for Roma inclusion.
    The project on „Education of Roma children in Europe” is implemented under the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers` Recommendation No. R (2000) 4 on the education of Roma/Gypsy children in Europe

    Aurora Ailincai
    Project leader  “Education of Roma/Gypsy children in Europe”

  • "Strengthening the cooperation between European Commission and the Decade of Roma Inclusion: concrete ways of European Commission involvement"

    12 of June, 2006, Brussels

    Organized by:
    Romanian Government -National Agency for Roma (NAR) - the second International Steering Committee (ISC) reunion held under the Romanian presidency

  • 8 of June 2006

    Brusseles- Eurpoean Parliament 

    Organized by the
    Alliance of Liberal Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament, in cooperation with the National Liberal Party of Romania.

  • Minority Rights Group International (MRG) Budapest, Hungary, 6 - 7 June 2006

  • “From Segregation to Integrated Schooling the way forward”  in Brussels on April 28.


    The REF supported a major international conference on school desegregation titled “From Segregation to Integrated Schooling: the Way Forward” co-organized by the European Network Against Racism(ENAR) and the European Roma Information Office (ERIO).

  • The REF carried out its first REF monitoring mission to review two projects under implementation in Serbia, assess the adequacy of its monitoring procedures, discuss with the Government and Roma civil society education reform and its impact on Roma Education. The REF team was in Serbia from April 16 to April 21, 2006.

  • The consultation on REF Serbia country strategy took place in Belgrade, Serbia, on April 20th. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, and representatives of Roma NGOs, the League for the Decade of Roma Integration, the National Council of Roma National Minority, the Roma Secretariat and the Advisor to the Prime Minister on national minorities have participated in the discussion.