Empowering Roma youth
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe on its 26th Session has adopted a resolution and recommendation on empowering Roma youth through participation.
The adopted texts by the Congress calls on local and regional authorities to publicly commit to working with young Roma and their organisations, and to ensure that youth policies address their specific needs. The Congress expects that local and regional authorities make it easier for young Roma to access social rights, education and employment, while e at the same time combating discrimination.
The Youth Department of the Council of Europe has closely worked with the Congress on the process of developing and consulting the texts.