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Ostrava introduces Roma inclusion project

Date: 26 May 2011, Venue: Brussels

Ambassador Milena Vicenová takes part in negotiations of the Mayor of Ostrava in Brussels.

A long-term programme for the inclusion of socially excluded inhabitants, especially the Roma, was unveiled in Brussels on Thursday 26 May by representatives of the city of Ostrava. The delegation of Mayor Petr Kajnar, Deputy Mayor Martin Štěpánek and social worker Kumar Vishwanathan also included the Czech Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Milena Vicenová.

The Ambassador brought the delegation to meetings with the heads of cabinets of European Commissioners László Andor, responsible for employment, social affairs and inclusion, and Johannes Hahn, responsible for regional policy. After introducing the project, the participants discussed options for its financing with the Commission.

„Programme for Social Inclusion 2011-2020 Ostrava!!!” should not only apply to the Ostrava region but could also provide a platform for international cooperation in resolving the position of socially excluded population. The programme whose main goal can be summed up as “Better life for the family – Better coexistence within society” comprises 12 integrated projects. They are linked together and cover all the required areas of public intervention.

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