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Roma rights and the fight against antigypsyism

Human rights and justice

Södertörn university Sweden & Online
Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, Sweden

This hybrid event is free and open to the public but registration is mandatory. Once registered, you will receive instructions on how to join this event virtually.

Hybrid Event

Roma rights and the fight against antigypsyism

Launch of the national report on Sweden, ‘Considering the Swedish Commission Against Antigypsyism 2014-2016: Experiences, lessons learned and recommendations


The Swedish Commission against Antiziganism has frequently been cited as a promising example of how governments could take responsibility to address the history of antigypsyism and to raise awareness about Roma rights. We invite you for a more nuanced discussion – what has this Commission managed to achieve? What have been the weaknesses? And what can we learn? At this event, we will launch the CHACHIPEN report on Sweden Considering the Swedish Commission against Antiziganism 2014-2016

Experts from Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden, as well as, those working at the European level, will be presenting their experiences in the fight against historically-rooted antigypsyism and political processes around the promotion of Romani rights. Roma and non-Roma academics, lawyers, representatives of the Swedish government and Roma civil society will further discuss the potential of setting up dedicated Antigypsyism Commissions among the other transitional justice tools to address the darkest chapters of the Roma past and ongoing antigypsyism.

This event falls within the framework of the European Union’s funded project ‘Paving the way for Truth and Reconciliation Process to address antigypsyism in Europe: Remembrance, Recognition, Justice and Trust-Building’. Project is abbreviated as ‘CHACHIPEN’, meaning ‘truth’ in the Romani language. CHACHIPEN aims to address historically rooted antigypsyism and its legacies by employing transitional justice approaches and tools, such as, for example, truth and reconciliation commissions.

The event is open to the public, hybrid (online webinar) and it will also be broadcasted on CEPS Youtube Channel. The conference will offer Swedish/English translation.     

If you are interested to attend the event in person, please contact Valeria Redjepagic, at valeria.redjepagic@sh.se.

This project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) and  counts with a kind contribution from the German Federal Foreign Office.


You can visit the project’s website at: About CHACHIPEN – Stop Antigypsyism!


Registration for this event will be ending on December 08th 14:00 (CET)

Sergio Carrera Sergio Carrera
Sergio Carrera

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs unit

Speakers list
Soraya Post

City of Gothenburg, Sweden/ former MEP and member of the Swedish Commission against Antiziganism

Dr. Mehmet Daimagüler

Antigypsyism Commissioner of the German Federal Government

Dr. Jan Selling

Södertörn University, CHACHIPEN Swedish expert

Dr. Marko Stenroos

Helsinki University

Sunita Memetovic

Defence lawyer, human rights activist in Sweden

Dr Solvor Lauritzen

MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society

Hans Caldaras

Romani Elder, author, singer and human rights activist in Sweden

Thomas Hammarberg

Swedish MP/ Former Head of the Swedish Commission against Antiziganism

Isabela Mihalache

European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network