Conference program

Social inclusion debate: strategies and dilemmas

International conference

March 1st-2nd 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Grand Hotel Napoca, str. Octavian Goga nr. 1

Day 0 – February 28th

Arrival of participants

Day 1 – March 1st

9.00 – 10.00Registration of participants

  • Emil BOC, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca

  • Gheorghe VUȘCAN, Prefect of Cluj County

  • Alin TIȘE, President of the Cluj County Council

  • Ionelia Claudia GROSU, President of the Romanian National Agency for Roma (TBC)

  • Herman BASKÅR, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova

  • Eduard Petrescu, Representative of UNICEF in Romania (TBC)

  • Kálmán MIZSEI, Former president of the Board “Making the most of EU Funds for Roma” and former Assistant Secretary General of the UN

  • Elena IORDĂNESCU, Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds, Department for European Policies and Social Cohesion (RO)

  • Aurel MOCAN, Executive Director of the Directorate for Social and Medical Assistance of Cluj-Napoca

11.30 – 12.00Coffee break
12.00 – 13.30PLENARY SESSION: Methods and approaches in working with vulnerable communities

  • Eva FAHLSTRÖM-BORG (SE), International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP), Chair of Trauma and Disaster Intervention: Social transformation

  • NEGREA Vidia (HU), Regional coordinator, International Institute for Restorative Practices Europe: Restoring the Citizenship of the most vulnerable groups

  • Pata-Cluj team (RO), Intercommunity Development Association Cluj Metropolitan Area: The Pata-Cluj project - Taking stock of results

13.30 – 14.30Lunch break
WG1. Restorative practices in child protection

Robert VAN PAGÉE (NL), Center for Family Group Conferences and Restorative Practices
WG2. Restorative practices for increasing school inclusiveness

NEGREA Vidia (HU), International Institute for Restorative Practices
WG3. Basics in sustainable partnerships

Hilde GÖTT (DE), Lutheran Youth and Welfare Organisation & PAFE
WG4. Cultural approaches in social inclusion and working with youth

Mija BERGMAN (SE) Municipality of Huddinge & APAI Emese (RO), AltArt Foundation
WG6. Inclusive community development

COMMUNITY FACILITATORS, Pata-Cluj project and Community Association of Roma from Coastei
16.00 – 16.30Coffee break
16.30 – 17.30Plenary session

  • Reporting from the workshops

  • Robert VAN PAGÉE (NL), Center for Family Group Conferences and Restorative Practices: Restoring citizenship through community facilitation

20.00Side event

Day 2 – March 2nd

9.00 – 11.30PLENARY SESSION: Gathering and analyzing evidence to support policy making

  • HORVÁTH István (RO), President of the Romanian Institute for Research On National Minorities: Results of the SOCIOROMAP project

  • Cristina RAȚ (RO), Babeș–Bolyai University, Department of Sociology and Social Work: Involving residents of marginalized settlements with a majority of Roma inhabitants in quantitative sociological research: experiences from urban and rural inquiries in Romania

  • NUN András (HU), Autonomia Foundation: Participatory strategy development

  • TELLER Nóra (HU), Metropolitan Research Institute: Evaluation of complex interventions for Roma inclusion

  • Andrey IVANOV, Head of Sector Roma and Migrant Integration, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights: Monitoring Roma interventions from fundamental rights perspective

  • Pata-Cluj team (RO) Intercommunity Development Association Cluj Metropolitan Area: Developing a participatory housing project

11.30 – 12.00Coffee break
12.00 – 14.00

Section 1. Social Housing Policy

  • Alexandru MUREȘAN, Leontina LINGURAR, Enikő VINCZE, Desire Foundation (RO): Justice for Roma through the enforcement of housing rights: the Căși sociale ACUM!/Social housing NOW! campaign from Cluj

  • Sheena KELLER, Research Officer, The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA): Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion project – results and reflections

  • KOVÁCS Katalin (HU), Municipality of Pécs: The social housing policy of the municipality of Pécs

  • Štěpán RIPKA (CZ), Platform for social housing and University of Ostrava: Housing First in the Czech Republic: the Brno case

  • MORAVCSIK László (HU), Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta: Community development in social houses

  • Horea JURCAN (RO), Habitat for Humanity Cluj: Social housing in the Pata-Cluject

Section 2. Mainstreaming children’s rights in social inclusion

  • Claudia LIXANDRU – Marian DARAGIU (RO), Roma Education Fund: Ready Set Go! – increasing early childhood development outcomes for Roma children

  • Judit Berki (HU), Roma self-government of Nógrád County: The role of Roma organizations in the social inclusion of marginalized Roma communities

  • Florin BOTONOGU (RO), Policy Center for Roma and Minorities: The Ferentari case

  • Maria ROTH (RO), Babeș–Bolyai University, Department of Sociology and Social Work: Participatory action and empowerment of Roma children as pathways to social change

  • ANTAL Imola (RO), Babeș–Bolyai University, Department of Sociology and Social Work: The response of the child protection system to child abuse and neglect in marginalized Roma communities

  • Norbert Iuonaș (RO), National Centre for Roma Culture – Romano Kher:Raising awareness and antidiscrimination advocacy

Section 3. Workshop for the Pata Rât community members

Tenants’ rights and duties
14.00 – 15.00Lunch break
15.00 – 16.00Conclusions and wrap-up
19.00 Side event