Representatives of local and central institutions participated in a co-ordination meeting organised in Korça with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, to discuss concrete measures for the inclusion of Roma and Egyptian children in education.
The event was organised in view of a recent decision of European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) on Albania, which found discrimination on the bases of ethnicity with regard to the right of Roma and Egyptian children to inclusive education, as well as failure of national authorities to implement desegregation measures in a school in the Korça region. The representatives of the relevant ministries, local authorities, equality bodies and civil society organisation actively discussed as to identifying concrete measures to support the implementation of the judgment as well as building inter-institutional synergies between them. They agreed to draw up an action plan with clear roles and responsibilities for dealing with the matter within a reasonable period of time.
The activity was organised in the framework of the actions “Supporting enforcement of the judicial decisions and facilitating the execution of ECtHR judgements” and “Promotion of Equality and Diversity in Albania” under “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”, a co-operation initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.