On 22 September 2022, we attended a meeting with the Commissioner for Equality of the European Commission, Helena Dalli, and spoke with her about the ongoing manifestations of discrimination against Roma in Slovakia.

Our Roma colleagues Nasťa and Veronika shared with her the experiences of Roma women with segregation in hospitals and our knowledge about discrimination and segregation of Roma children in education. The Commissioner was very interested in these topics, as well as in the inactivity of the responsible institutions in Slovakia, which still overlook this practice and do not take sufficient action.

We plan to stay in touch with Commissioner Dalli’s team. We believe that she could contribute to the necessary changes from her position.

We thank the the European Commission’s Representation in in Slovakia for the invitation to this meeting.