Representatives of nine U.S. embassies from the region and representatives of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Helsinki Commission met in Prague and Brno last week to discuss current situation of Roma in the region. The representatives shared best practices, policies and projects that help to successfully integrate Roma people into major society and to empower them. The main topics were inclusive education, housing and media.
Roma activist Cenek Ruzicka, whose predecessors were imprisoned in Lety camp during the World War II, shared his family story with the group at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador and talked about plans for creation of new memorial site in Lety.