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EPHA – Third European Roma Summit

Last month the third European Roma Summit took place in Brussels. At this event the EU Commission published its assessment on the 2013 National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS). The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), along with other two Roma organisations, issued a press statement urging the EU and its member states to tackle the factors that trap Roma populations in a cycle of ill-health and socio-economic marginalisation.

On the occasion of the Summit and International Romani Day (8 April) EPHA launched its position on Roma Health in Europe. Among other recommendations, the paper calls for the full implementation of the EU legislation on Roma integration at member state level, and to secure sustainability of employment of Roma Health Mediators.

Press statement available here

EPHA position paper on Roma Health in Europe

Originally posted on 14 May 2014

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