Towards environmental justice for Roma communities – 29 September – Webinar

Romani Week: Towards environmental justice for Roma communities – addressing the negative health impacts

Wednesday 29 September, 9:00-11:00 CEST

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Romani Week 2021 will be organized from 27th to 30th September. It aims to build on the work done during previous Romani Weeks and debate the post 2020 EU policies for Romani Inclusion. It will call upon the European Commission and EU Member States to put the fight against antigypsyism at the forefront of efforts for the social and economic inclusion of Romani people. Policymakers, experts, activists and organisations concerned with persistent antigypsyism in Europe will collaborate to organise the Romani Week. The week will consist of a series of events which will provide recommendations on combatting antigypsyism and continued structural discrimination, on the effectiveness of the post 2020 EU policies for Romani people and on the recovery and resilience national plans.


Moderation: Patrizia Heidegger, EEB

9:00 – 9:10: Opening remarks

Romeo Franz

Cornelia Ernst

9:10 – 9:50: Panel I

Highlights of the report “Pushed to the Wastelands – Environmental Racism against Roma communities in Central and Eastern Europe” in the context of the EU Roma Framework and the Council Recommendation

•  Patrizia Heidegger, Director Global Policies and Sustainability, EEB

Health Equity in the context of an environmental divide

Radost Zaharieva, Policy Coordinator Health Inequalities, EPHA

Manifestations of environmental racism and country responses

Jonathan Lee, Advocacy and Communications Manager, ERRC

9:50 – 10:00 Q&A – 10 minutes

10:00-10:40 Panel II

Marcela Adamova – DG Justice, Roma coordination team

Gordon Smith (Glasgow), Eurocities


Isabela Mihalache, ERGO

10:40- 10:50 Q&A – 10 min

10:50 – 11:00 – Conclusions/Closing

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29 September




9:00 - 11:00

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