Stop discrimination in EU funds. Wednesday September 27, 14:00 to 16:30 CET

27 of September, 14:00 – 16:30 CET on Zoom. Register here.

Want to find out more about how EU funded projects perpetuate educational and housing segregation, institutionalisation and deprivation of liberty? Join this webinar!

This webinar aims to address the violation of the Charter in EU funded projects. Speakers from Central-, Eastern- European and Mediterranean countries will present projects and explain how these have violated the rights of Roma, persons with disabilities and migrant background. Experiences will be also shared about the use of advocacy and legal tools to respond.

Andor Urmos, Bridge EU
14:05Keynote speech
Gerard Quinn, EU Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (TBC)
14:25Violations of the Charter – EU funds project examples
– Migration management: Lefteris Papagionnakis, Greek Council to Refugees
– Disability Rights: Adam Zawisny, Institute for Independen Living
– Roma inclusion: Florin Botonogu, Policy Center for Roma and Minorities & Magdalena Karvayova, Awen Amenca
– Questions & answers

15:15Legal actions in response to discrimination in EU funds
Ines Bulic, European Network on Independent Living
Steven Allen, Validity Foundation

Questions & answers
15:40Updated on the upcoming FRA report on the Charter and EU funds
Marton Rovid, Fundamental Rights Agency
15:50Facilitated discussion
Speakers will be invited to reflect on the following questions:
– Are violations of the Charter in EU fund projects ad-hoc or systemic?
– How do you see recent developments in preventing and tackling Charter violations?
– How does the current political atmosphere impact your actions?
– Do you think something more should be done to address this issue (taking into account the upcoming 2021-2027 call for proposals)?

Participants will be invited to share reflections and ask questions.
16:25Concluding remarks
Andor Urmos, Bridge EU

This event is organized in collaboration with:

  • Bridge EU
  • Validity
  • Policy Center for Roma and minorities
  • Greek Council for Refugees
  • Instytut Niezaleznego Zycia
  • Awen Amenca
  • Partners Hungary Alapitvany
  • Independent Experts Network