8th April 2020

President of the Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., Štefan Simončič, attended an online report launch.

Many Roma communities of Central and Eastern Europe experience systematic environmental racism as one aspect of their exclusion from the mainstream population. It pushes them out into marginal and polluted lands and neighbourhoods, and deprives them of access to basic environmental services and public utilities. On April 8th, report was presented.

The report is a result of a joint collaboration of the European Environmental Bureau, European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) network, the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) and the Environmental Justice Atlas.


AGENDA

10:00 – 10:05 Introduction & Welcome

Patrizia Heidegger, Director Global Policies and Sustainability, EEB

10:05 – 10:10 Short welcoming remarks

Jamen Gabriela Hrabanova, Executive Director, ERGO Network

10:10 – 10:25 Presentation of findings of report on environmental racism against Roma

Patrizia Heidegger, Director Global Policies and Sustainability, EEB

Katy Wiese, Policy Assistant Economic and Environmental Justice, EEB

10:25 – 10:35 Presentation of case studies

Ciprian Nodis, Independent Researcher

Mustafa Asanovski, Independent Researcher (TBC)

10:35 – 11:00 Q&A

Moderated by Patrizia Heidegger, Director Global Policies and Sustainability, EEB

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 11:45 Breakout sessions

11:45 – 12:00 Summary and closure


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