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Czech Republic: Inter-ministerial group on Roma has new members

Prague, 15.3.2013 16:08, (ROMEA)
A previous session of the Inter-ministerial Commission for Roma Community Affairs. Photo:  Romea.cz Archive.
A previous session of the Inter-ministerial Commission for Roma Community Affairs. Photo: Romea.cz Archive.

At its cabinet session on Wednesday, the Czech Government took up the nomination of David Tišer and Emil Voráč as new members of the Czech Government Inter-ministerial Commission for Roma Community Affairs. Tišer is director of the ARA ART, o.s. association and has long worked as an activist promoting Roma integration, fighting against the discrimination of Roma and advocating for the media to report on the life of the Romani minority in the Czech Republic. Voráč is the chair and director of the o. s. Khamoro – Romské integrační centrum (Roma Integration Center) organization, which offers socially excluded Roma a drop-in facility for children and youth, field social work programs, professional social counseling and temporary shelter.

The Czech Government Human Rights Commissioner, who is the First Vice-Chair of the Inter-ministerial Commission, prepared the materials for the cabinet session. The chair of the Inter-ministerial Commission is the Czech Prime Minister and its Second Vice Chair is Lenka Balogová. The other members of the Inter-ministerial Commission are:

  • MUDr. Ferdinand Polák, First Deputy Health Minister
  •  Ing. Dan Jiránek, chair, Union of Towns and Municipalities (Svaz měst a obcí)
  •  JUDr. Michal Hašek, chair, Association of Regions (Asociace krajů)
  • Ing. Jan Gregor, Deputy Finance Minister
  •  Ing. Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister
  • Mgr. Alena Hanáková, Culture Minister
  •  Ing. Kamil Jankovský, Regional Development Minister
  • Jan Kubice, Interior Minister Prof.
  • PhDr. Petr Fiala, Ph.D., LL.M., Minister of Education, Youth and Sport
  •  Bc. Martin Šimáček, director, Agency for Social Inclusion
  •  Mgr. David Beňák, civil society member
  • PhDr. Renata Köttnerová, civil society member
  • Bc. Jiří Daniel, civil society member
  • Ján Balog, civil society member
  • Božena Fílová, civil society member
  •  Bc. Jiřina Bradová, civil society member
  • Patrik Banga, civil society member
  • Bc. Jiří Daniel, civil society member
  • Bc. Věra Horváthová, civil society member
  • Bc. Lýdia Poláčková, civil society member
  • Mgr. Lenka Kurová, civil society member
  • Bc. Roman Slivka, civil society member
  • Mgr. Jozef Baláž,civil society member
ryz, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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