Report on “Empowering Roma youth participation” adopted during the 26th Congress Session
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities adopted a report on “Empowering Roma youth through participation: effective policy design at local and regional levels” on 26 March 2014 during the 26th Congress Session. This report was prepared by co-rapporteurs Inger Linge and John Warmisham, Congress Vice-President and Rapporteur on Roma Issues. It states that “the role of inter-governmental organizations should be first and foremost to support and assist the efforts carried out at national, regional and especially local level” The presentation of the report was followed by a debate and a vote on the draft resolution and the draft recommendation.
The report underlines in particular that the Alliance “can be instrumental in promoting empowerment of young Roma at local and regional levels” and invites “local and regional authorities to join the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for Roma Inclusion”.