The MUNICIPALITY FOR ALL conference was a success

04. 10. 2021

The MUNICIPALITY FOR ALL online conference: How to increase public support for inclusive policies, took place on 28-29. September and was streamed from Atelier Svetlík in Nová Cvernovka. The aim of the conference was to hold a general discussion about the findings of the project and how to communicate topics related to support for Roma and Roma women from excluded localities.

The first day was in the form of a Workshop with representatives of municipalities and addressed the topic: How to gain public support in the municipality in promoting projects for Roma. During the workshop, in addition to the presentation of recommendations, we also included practical exercises in the form of imitating the situation at the public council in a made-up village in promoting the construction of a kindergarten for Roma and non-Roma children in the village. The participants in the discussion were actively involved and each of them contributed with valuable arguments.

The second day was in the form of two discussions; Communication emphasizing people in the first place (discussed – Andrea Bučková (Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities), Jana Kadlečíková (Center for Research on Ethnicity and Culture), Jarmila Lajčáková (Office of the President of the Slovak Republic), Barbara Lášticová (Institute of Social Communication SAS) and Andrej Findor (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, UK), moderated by Zuza Bošeľová and a second discussion Perception of Fairness and Justice (discussed by Andrea Bučková (Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities), Miroslav Mikel (municipality of Ďurďoš), Rastislav Popuša (municipality of Ostrovany), Radoslav Ščuka (Interest Association of Jekhetane Municipalities), Vladimír Ledecký (National Council of the Slovak Republic) and Andrej Findor (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, UK), moderated by Stano Daniel (Human Rights and Political Activist).

Both discussions are available on the following link;