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First regional committee for Roma set up in Romania

The first regional committee for Roman in Romania comprising tens of NGOs, institutions and local authorities in northwestern region was set up in Cluj-Napoca on Wednesday.

According to the committee’s director Silviu Ispas, the new body rejoins over 30 NGOs, local authorities in institutions. The committee aims to provide the analyze and cooperation framework to set relevant regional priorities regarding the Roma community. The director unveiled they also target to set up a think-tank on Roma’s social economic insertion.

The decision of founding such a regional committee for Roma was taken at a workshop within a project financed by Norwegian grants worth EUR 350,000.

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