Crossing Borders: New Perspectives on the Roma Population in Denmark

This event is part of a series of debate meetings (Crossing Borders) regarding sensitive issues in today’s society. The first in the series concerns the issues surrounding the Roma population in Denmark. As one of the largest minority groups in Europe, the Roma and their status is a hotly-debated topic in the EU, and one that is often accompanied by negative connotations. By providing an impartial and discernible arena from which to debate these issues, we hope to move away from the limitations of isolated events reporting favored by the media and more towards an inclusive understanding of the bigger picture.

Time: April 27th at 18.30
Place: Studenterhuset, Købmagergade, Copenhagen

The Speakers:
– Ioana Bunescu, Postdoctoral researcher in migration and inter-ethnic relations
– Jonas Pors, anthropologist and Roma rights specialist
– Benedicte Eichen, sociologist/criminologist and human rights activist

18:30- 18:45 Introduction – What is Think Rights?
18:45-19:00 Ioana Bunescu on Roma Identities
19:00-19:15 Break
19:15- 19:30 Jonas Pors on EU legislation on the Roma
19:30-19:45 Benedicte Eichen on the stigmatization and prejudice and the Roma
19:45-20:00 Q&A session

We also invite you to join us for some beers after the event.

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