The Secretariat of the European Roma and Travellers Forum took part in the International Seminar “Young Roma in Europe” which took place in Prague on 31 May until 2 June 2013. This seminar was organised in the frame of the World Music Festival KHAMORO, which this year celebrates 15th years of its existence. The seminar was gathering International (non)Roma organisations such as the Open Society Foundations, the European Commission, the European Roma and Travellers Forum, Council of Europe, Czech National Agencies for Youth in Action as well as Roma Youth networks and local/national Roma Youth organisations.
The Head of the Secretariat, Mr Robert Rustem, who was one of the speakers at the seminar, presented the mission and the objectives of the European Roma and Travellers Forum which aims at achieving equal rights and equal opportunities for Roma in Europe and enhancing their political participation. He outlined the main principles which govern the activities of the organisation and presented the proposals concerning the new organisational structure, the conditions for membership, and the new working methods.