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REDI SUMMIT 2022 - 17th of May 2022, Brussels


The EU’s response to economic recovery from the COVID pandemic, is the launch of the twin transition: Green and Digital. The 2022 European Commission Work Programme states that helping the Union emerge stronger and more resilient should be achieved by implementing the green and digital transitions, and build a fairer, more resilient and more cohesive society. The October 2020 Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans” supports long term economic based between others on green and digital transition and human capital development.

While the mainstream society was already in the midst of the green and digital transition, vulnerable Roma remains excluded from the benefits of the fast-paced and inevitable transformations. They are confronted with old employment patterns, labour market informality, limited access to internet, lack of adequate skills and technology literacy.

This panel aims to launch the discussion around challenges and opportunities provided by the Green and Digital Transitions for Roma Community.


May 17, 16:30-16:50
May 17, 16:50-17:20
May 17, 16:50-17:20

Panel I

Moderator: Petrică Dulgheru

Petrică Dulgheru, Executive Director REDI
Sunita Pitamber, Associate Director, Gender Mainstreaming and Access to Services, EBRD (online)
Orhan Usein, Team leader Roma inclusion RCC
Holger DG NEAR Western Balkans, Assistant (tbc)
Ferki Demirovski, CEO Beontel, MiCasa

May 17, 17:30-18:10
May 17, 17:30-18:10

Panel II

Moderator: Marta Garcia Fidalgo, Senior Advisor DG NEAR

Zenebe Uraguchi, Senior Advisor, Sustainable & Inclusive Economies, Helvetas
Violeta Naydenova, Senior Policy Advisory, Open Society Foundations
Dritan Nelaj, Program Manager OSF Albania
Asib Zekir, General Manager REDI Recycling

May 17, 18:20-18:30
May 17, 18:20-18:30

Closing Remarks

Zeljko Jovanovic, Director Roma Initiatives Office, Open Society Foundations