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Acceptance of the proposal in the area of measures to integrate Roma

Based on the proposal of the Employment Institute president RNDr. Viliam Páleník, PhD., h. doc. was in the "Proposal for a Council Recommendation on effective measures for Roma integration in the EU Member States” trained-in the needs of innovative employment and the creation of a sufficient number of temporary jobs appropriate for segregated communities. Proposal was applied on the 493rd plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee, held on 16 and 17 October in Brussels.

The original text:

4.4 In order to promote the integration of Roma people and their material independence, Committee expected the appropriate responses and implement programs to support the training, employment and entrepreneurship. Urges to strengthen the legal tools that can effectively encourage businesses to hire Roma.

The new text:

4.4 In order to promote the integration of Roma people and their material independence, Committee expected the appropriate responses and implement programs to support the training, employment and entrepreneurship. Urges to strengthen the legal tools that can effectively encourage businesses to hire Roma. For segregated communities where the employment rate is extremely low and long-term discrimination in the labor market is very high, it is necessary to apply innovative employment, including the creation of a sufficient quantity of appropriate temporary jobs funded by public funds.

Reason:

The measures in paragraph 4.4 are generally necessary and useful, but insufficient for a specific part of the Roma living in segregated Roma communities. These have long characterized by extreme poverty, and extremely low levels of education and employment. The objective already heavy application of the labor market associating the anti-Roma attitude (anti-Gypsyism). In such circumstances it is in the interest of inclusive employment should be publicly financed sufficient volume inclusive work that would organize inclusive social enterprises and those employed Roma as inclusive workers. Thus, members of segregated Roma communities were able to get a job and work experience, which is a prerequisite for entry into the open labor market. Then it 's workers and their children motivated to training and other inclusive activities.


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