This event will bring together Roma, Gypsy and Traveller civil society organisations from across Europe with academics, policy makers, and community members to hear about and discuss Roma, Gypsy and Traveller experiences in Europe. This event foregrounds the experiences of Roma civil society organisations and will include an audio-visual exhibition designed to highlight some of the voices we have captured in our research as well as a film screening and two days of discussions. Organised through keynotes, roundtables and workshops, the event will also reflect on two years of research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council WISERD Civil Society Research Centre that examined Czech and Greek Roma, and UK Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, civil society organisations. As part of the event, we will hear from Dr Adrian Marsh, topic TBC and from Professor Margaret Greenfields about the GTRSB into HE Pledge to overcome barriers to participation in Higher Education for Gypsies, Travellers, Roma, Showmen and Boaters.
We will also hear directly from a variety of European Roma civil society organisations and policy-makers tasked with supporting GRTSB communities in Wales in two roundtables. In addition, Dr Adrian Marsh will lead a workshop involving Roma, Gypsy and Traveller civil society organisations from across Europe, policy makers, and academics.