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Twinning activities for Roma integration

Twinnings are developed with local and regional authorities in order to lead concrete measures in Roma integration locally and encouraging the development of a EU wider network.

Roma in Bléré

Bléré is a town in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France with a population of 5,300. This wine-growing town is home to many farm workers who come from Central and Eastern Europe to work in the vineyards, among them members of the Roma community.

Main challenges

The Roma population find it difficult accessing services such as

  • education
  • communication
  • employment and social benefits

They also experience discrimination and stigmatisation from some of the non-Roma population.

The municipality of Bléré is working to

  • defend the rights of Roma
  • encourage their social inclusion
  • facilitate access to education for children

With for Roma, with Roma Bléré wants to learn from good practices and successful initiatives in other towns and cities to integrate the Roma population into the local community.