Dialogue with institutional representatives


In the front Theodius Lennon - Director of Directorate K-Social Sciences and Humanities-. On the back left Josep Andreu, member of parliament of Madrid

Workalo seminar at the European Parliament.

7 European parliamentarians and representatives from over 12 organizations participated. From the results of this seminar and the whole research process prior to it, we are particularly pleased with the European parliament’s recognition of the Romà on April 25, 2005 and the proposal for their recognition in the Spanish Parliament that will be debated upon soon.


The moment during the Workaló seminar in the European Parliament when member of parliament Josep Andreu promises Emilia Clavería, president of the women’s association Drom Kotar Mestipen that he will present a proposal for the recognition of the Romà by the Spanish Parliament.


From Harvard to la Mina: Affirmative Action and Romà Community.

Affirmative action, also known as positive discrimination, was the central theme of the talk by Stella Flores, researcher at the Harvard Civil Rights Project in the Centro Cultural Gitano de la Mina , on June 29, 2005 in La Mina. Affirmative action, in all of its modes and forms is considered to be one of the most effective ways towards the social inclusion of ethnic minorities in different countries in the world. While at first these policies attempted to compensate for the past discrimination of certain communities (like slavery faced by the African American community), it is now oriented towards the promotion of diversity, recognising all of the social, political and economic benefits that they provide not only to minority groups but to the entire population.

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