Through the Council of Europe (CoE), Isaac Blake is representing the Romani Cultural and Arts Company and the UK at the ‘Seminar on the Role of Roma youth in policy and decision-making bodies and structures’, which will take place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, from 18-20 November 2018.
The seminar will explore the role of mainstream youth and Roma integration policies in supporting Roma young peoples’ development and their participation in social and political life, and create a dialogue among policy makers and young people about the possibilities of integration of Roma youth issues in relevant policies and programmes at European, national and local levels. Among its objectives, the seminar will attempt to generate ideas for further support of the role of around 4 million Roma youth in decision making bodies and structure at all levels. The events is open to all interested to learn and promote Roma youth participation and policy-making such as Roma young people, activists, youth leaders, representatives from civil society organisations, relevant public authorities, European networks and organisations, national youth councils, etc.
Isaac Blake; Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company, is proud to be attending this event and represent Wales/UK and the charity. Isaac says “It is so important to hear the voice of the young when developing policy and making significant decision that affects them; for minorities, hearing the voice is even more important.”
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