On April 25, 2013 the Institute for Rural Initiatives organized a meeting with Roma activists and mediators from seven different regions of Moldova. The meeting was meant to put into discussion the posibility of creating a platform of systemic discussion on the situation of Roma in Moldova.
At the event also participated representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family who presented the situation regarding the process of institutionalization of the Roma mediator service.
The particiants agreed to create an informal but permanent Forum for discussing more systematically problems, ideas, and proposals related to Roma issues in Moldova. For that they signed a Solidarity Declaration and promiced to participate at the next meeting in May, 2013.
This activity was organized by the Institute for Rural Initiatives in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, and with the support of Open Society Institute from Budapest.