Summary Report – International Conference on the Genocide of the Roma and Combating Antigypsyism
The Summary Report of the International Conference on the Genocide of the Roma and Combating Antigypsyism has been finalised.
On 20-21 October 2022, the Swedish Presidency of the IHRA hosted an international conference on the genocide of the Roma and combating antigypsyism, in Stockholm.
Objectives of the conference included taking stock of existing research on the genocide of the Roma; identifying obstacles, gaps and needs; sharing IHRA knowledge and recommendations; stimulating cooperation and proactively working together for impact. The conference also aimed to highlight current research on how the genocide of the Roma feeds into the discrimination and prejudice that many Roma face today.
Topics for discussion included historical perspectives on antigypsyism and the genocide of the Roma in the Nordic region, issues concerning testimonies and recognition, and how education can contribute to combating antigypsyism today. Approximately 60 people representing academic and research institutions, IHRA Member Countries, IHRA experts, Roma organizations and experts, as well as other civil society organizations, participated in the conference. The conference was also streamed.