On Monday, 2 June, mayors, school directors and people from the NNO sector in the Czech Republic and Slovakia who have experience with including socially excluded residents of their communities gathered in the Lichtenstein Palace in Prague for a conference under the auspices of Czech Human Rights Minister Jiří Dienstbier. Czech Labor and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová Tominová also addressed the conference.
The event was convened by the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion, the Embassy of the United States of America in the Czech Republic, and ROMEA, o.p.s. “This government wants to consistently address social exclusion and the options for aiding those who live inside and near such places. I have seen in the field the generational implications of shifting responsibility for these problems elsewhere. It is necessary to stop trafficking in poverty and to replace the overpriced residential hotels with social housing. Every exchange of examples of good practice is welcomed, which is why I very much support this seminar,” Dienstbier said.
Source (English language): http://www.romareact.org/news/view/1841