Travelling Ahead : A Welsh project working with young people from the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

Roma Inclusion?

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  1. Roma Inclusion?

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    brigitta (2)My name is Brigitta Balogh and I am currently a second-year law student at the University of South Wales.I am on a work experience placement with the Wales Migration Partnership  and the  Travelling Ahead Project until September 2014.

    My task is to carry out a situational analysis/mapping exercise on the access to rights and entitlements for Roma children and young people in the South Wales area,  examining the international, European, national and devolved policy context as it applies to this group of children. I am also examining possibilities for children and young people’s views to contribute to the exercise though linking in with a group of young people who meet as part of a local youth forum.

    This piece of work will feed into Travelling Ahead’s ongoing advocacy work to influence policy and service delivery which we will undertake alongside the Wales Migration Partnership to ensure that all Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children can access their rights in Wales. My work will also support the development in Wales of the EU Roma Social Inclusion Framework  by analysing the current situation in Wales.

    I made a speech on this subject at a  seminar  sponsored by Julie Morgan AM at the National Assembly for Wales  on Roma Inclusion  in March 2014. You can read my full speech  HERE.

  2. Response to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill – January 2014

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    Response to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill. January 2014

    Introduction

    1.1          The Travelling Ahead project, hosted by Save the Children, was established in 2009 with the aims of supporting and promoting the participation and rights of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children and young people to have say in decision making and influence services, policy and legislation which affect their day to day lives.

    1.2          The project has supported the development of local Gypsy, Roma and Traveller youth forums and groups around Wales and hosts a twice yearly national forum for these young people to meet and work together on issues of shared concern alongside policy, training and advocacy work.  For more information see our website www.travellingahead.org.uk

    1.3          We are pleased to provide a response to this inquiry by the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee into the general principles of the Housing (Wales) Bill.

    1.4          Our comments relate specifically to those new duties set out in Part Three of the Bill dealing with meeting the accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers in Wales.

    To read the full response, click this PDF document: Travelling Ahead response Stage 1 Housing Wales Bill Jan 2014