Despite policy initiatives and targeted interventions in many European countries, Roma health inequities endure. Substantial evidence suggests that the health status of Roma is significantly less favorable than that of the general population, independent of the country in which they live. Limited and unequal access to health insurance and health care services does not fully explain this gap. Roma people’s comparatively worse health status is also significantly determined by their living environment and the social, political, and economic context.
Our unique seminar, taking place March 24–30 in Salzburg, Austria, will provide an opportunity for European public officials, public health professionals, medical experts, academics, and civil society representatives to:
- share expertise and resources relevant for improving Roma health,
- define future policy interventions to support Roma health, and
- develop inclusive consultation strategies enabling Roma advocates and Roma civil society to influence policymaking and monitor its implementation.
Applications are open to public officials, civil society activists, and academic experts who have experience and interest in:
- public health
- health equity
- Roma health
- social determinants of health
- social participation in policymaking