Ethnic minority participation through education and employment
The University of Latvia and the local newspaper liepajniekiem published an article about the partners' visit and the exchange of experience. Liepajniekiem journal emphasis on the discussion related to employment opportunities for young people and people over 45 years old, since both are considered at risk when it comes to employment opportunities. The University of Latvia reported the different steps and meetings held during the 2 days visit.
The Latvian diaspora Newspaper in Ireland "Irijas Vestis" (News of Ireland) read by 30 thousands Latvian immigrants living in Ireland has released an article about Labour Plus seminar. So did the News portal "Baltic-Ireland", an internet media providing Latvian diaspora with the actual information in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The article written by Ms. Sandra Bondarevska which followed the seminar in Newry is available here. The author emphasised that the local government of Newry & Mourne have invited representatives of the Latvian Honorary Consulate to participate in the project seminar and workshops, which is a very good way to involve the target group in the project implementation.
The media centre of the Northern Ireland Executive released an article about the Labour Plus seminar which took place in Newry and Mourne in May 2014. The website quotted the Junior Minister McCann who stressed the particular interest in sharing Newry experiences to support minorities' integration into society across Europe.
The local TV of Nagykallo covered the Labour plus meeting that took place on the 7th and 8th of November 2013. The short movie is made in Hungarian, but interviews from the partners are in English. To have a look at it, click here! The newspaper also released an article. The Spanish newspaper El Dia also released a news!
On the 11th of April 2013, the "Voz de Tenerife" published an article about the seminar "Local strategies to equal and fair employment" organized by the development agency of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the framework of the Labour Plus project! The fundation Ataretaco warmly welcomed the labour plus partners for a site visit after the seminar: http://www.ataretaco.org/?p=1348 Other article on http://www.universocanario.com accessible here!
On the 10th of December, the "Voz de Tenerife" released an article about the seminar in Marburg, click here to access the article (in spanish).
In April 2012, Antwerp centre for minorities organized its regional consultation meeting, where all the participants analyzed the problem of the limited participation of Roma in the labour market. Here is a link to the interview on Radio 2 on this RCM in Antwerp (in Flemish).
The European Commission calls on Member States to implement national plans for Roma integration. Member States developed these plans in response to the Commission's EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies adopted on 5 April 2011. To read more about the commission report on national strategies, click here.