Health and Housing in the EU Roma Framework

12 October 2022

10:00 - 11:30 CEST


In the context of the EU Roma Framework for 2030, member states were expected to submit Roma inclusion strategies by September 2021. The Roma Health Network has been following the developments on these strategies closely, and based on research done by our members, current gaps in the Framework have been identified. With most of the strategies now released, the Network conducted a review with a specific focus on health and housing, culminating in a policy paper which will be released in October.

Ahead of the Commission recommendations, this event aims to present and discuss the main findings of the paper, with topics such as health advocacy, health meditation, mental health, housing strategies and environmental justice being covered. Through this discussion and potential recommendations, the Network intents to help turn this decade of Roma inclusion into a great leap forward for Roma health and Roma equality.


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tomas de Jong | Junior Policy Manager for Health Equity — European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) 

Commission Keynote – EU Roma Framework

Marcela Adamová | European Commission — DG JUST, Roma Coordination Unit

European Parliament Keynote

Romeo Franz | Member of the European Parliament

Policy Paper Presentation: Roma Health and Housing: Filling in the Gaps
Panel Discussion
  • Jaroslav Kling | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights — Equality, Roma and Social Rights Unit
  • Daniela Miranda | CESPYD at University of Sevilla
  • Olga Theodorikakou Klimaka Greece
  • Kumar Vishwanathan | ERGO Network, Vzájemné Soužití (Life Together) in Ostrava

The discussion will be moderated by Tomas de Jong (EPHA).

Event Materials

online discussion

Policy Paper Presentation


Policy Paper | Roma Health and Housing: Filling in the Gaps


Policy Paper: Executive Summary

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