Proposal for Skopje Spring Congress 2020

Proposal 205

LYMEC Spring Congress, April 3 to 5, 2020 in Skopje

Author: LYMEC Bureau, Radikal Ungdom, Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya, JUNOS, YMRF, Venstres Ungdom, Svensk Ungdom, JOVD (resolutions drafted by the policy renewal working group).


Status: [  ] accepted [  ] rejected [  ] transferred to: ___________________________

The Skopje Spring Congress 2020 may decide:

1Stop Discriminatory Measures Towards Roma People

2This resolution archives Resolution 2.16 - Stop Discriminatory Measures Regarding Roma

3People.

4Civil Rights, Human Rights, Minority Rights

5For consideration on the annual Congress of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) in

6Skopje, North Macedonia on 3-5 April 2020.

7Notes:

8- the systematic discrimination of Roma minorities on the territory of Europe;

9- that Roma children are still frequently taught separately in all-Roma classes or all-Roma

10schools in some European member states, even after the introduction of the measures against
11this;

12- the gap between the employment rates of Roma people and of the majority population, and the

13stigmatization and prejudice towards the minority at the labour market in Central and East
14European countries;

15- Roma people in Paris who have been object to a series of vigilante attacks sparked by false

16reports of attempted child abductions in March 2019;

17- that in July 2017, 150 Roma adults and children were subjected to forced eviction in Naples;

18- that many  Roma communities in Slovenia as well as in the Balkan parts of Europe often do not

19have access to sufficient and safe drinking water as they live in isolated, overcrowded and
20informal settlements.

21Considering:

22- the fact that the countries of the European Union signed several international human right

23declarations and treaties like the European Convention of Human Rights, the EU Racial Equality
24Directive (2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC) and the European Framework Convention for Protection
25of National Minorities;

26- that European countries have a shared responsibility towards all European citizens, including

27those belonging to minorities;

28- that ethnic registration and ethnically-based measures are objectionable;

29- that separate measures could promote further discrimination and isolation, and incentive

30measures must be incorporated in regular policies, accessible for all people in comparable
31situations; that affirmative action towards Roma people in particular, could enlarge the tensions
32with non-Roma citizens.

33Calls upon:

34- the European Commission, ALDE Party and Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament

35to evaluate integration policies across the European Union to compare strategies, mechanisms
36and results of exceptional policies concerning Roma people and propose best practises for better
37integration, labour market and social inclusion;

38- the European Commission to ensure that Member States of the European Union respect the

39rights of minorities as stated in the treaties mentioned above;

40- that LYMEC and its Member organisations will take firms and vocal stand condemning any form

41of violence or hate speech against Roma people.


Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Skopje Spring Congress 2020 03 - 05 April 2020.