Webinar: The Antigypsyism Commission in Germany: Lessons for Europe?
International Webinar of the Chachipen Project
In April 2021, the Independent Commission on Antigypsyism delivered its report on antigypsyism in Germany. The over 800-page report assessed the historically rooted structural racism against Sinti and Roma that is ongoing in various societal fields from knowledge production to law enforcement. Following the path of Sweden, Germany is the second European country to start a process of looking at the legacy of centuries of antigypsyism and its current manifestations. CHACHIPEN project argues that antigypsyism today cannot be effectively rooted out without recognition of the past injustices and remedy for the persecution and racism the Sinti and Roma have been facing.
During this event, we will hear the main findings and recommendations of the Independent Commission. We will discuss what these findings mean for Sinti and Roma people in Germany and on how the recommendations can be implemented effectively? We will also discuss to what extent this process can be implemented in other EU Member States and how it relates to the EU non-discrimination, equality and anti-racism laws.
CHACHIPEN project allows us to draw inspiration and lessons from the experiences of the German Independent Antigypsyism Commission (Unabhängige Kommission Antiziganismus). This event is organised by the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in the framework of the project CHACHIPEN.
Livestream of the Webinar
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