Parliament called for more efforts to end discrimination, hate crime and hate speech against Roma people and for 2 August to be recognised as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, to commemorate the Roma genocide in World War II, in a resolution passed on Wednesday.

In the resolution MEPs express their "deep concern at the rise of anti-Gypsyism, as manifested inter alia through anti-Roma rhetoric and violent attacks against Roma in Europe".

Anti-Gypsyism is "incompatible with the norms and values of the European Union" and "constitutes a major obstacle to the... Read more

Lalla Weiss, from the national Roma and Sinti organization of the Netherlands, giving her keynote speech at the international seminar on 'Educating about the Roma and Sinti genocide - Learning from the past to challenge present discrimination and promote equality', in Stockholm, 23 April 2015 Copyright OSCE

Practices within the OSCE region for educating about the Roma and Sinti genocide were the focus at an event hosted jointly by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Living History Forum and Swedish Equality Ombudsman on 23 April 2015 in Stockholm.

The session of the international seminar on “Educating about the Roma and Sinti genocide – Learning from the past to challenge present discrimination and promote equality” brought together more than 60 representatives of civil society and state authorities from across the OSCE region to discuss how... Read more

Teaching about the history of the Roma and Sinti genocide at the hands of the Nazis should be promoted as one element in countering the discrimination Roma communities face today, as well as in order to pay respect for the victims, participants said at an expert meeting in Warsaw on 2 June 2014.

The meeting, organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), brought together participants from Roma and Sinti civil society organizations and from academia to discuss experiences and good practices within the OSCE area on teaching about the Roma and Sinti... Read more

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