- Hans Weber
- June 5, 2023
Czech Govt Roma Affairs Commissioner meets with Vice PM for Digitalization Ivan Bartoš
The Czech government is taking steps to address the issue of Romani social exclusion in the country. The Commissioner for Romani Minority Affairs, Lucie Fuková, recently met with Vice Prime Minister for Digitalization and Regional Development Minister, Ivan Bartoš. During their meeting, they discussed the role of the Agency for Social Inclusion and how they can work together to improve the socioeconomic situation of the Romani people in the Czech Republic.
The Regional Development Ministry has outlined a plan to support housing through a new law that will provide various tools for municipalities to address the housing needs of their residents. This law will aim to support not just people in housing precarity, but also those who are at risk of becoming homeless due to rising prices or the energy crisis.
Fuková and Bartoš discussed a wide range of topics that are important to the Romani minority, including the importance of preschool education, addiction and its impact on communities, affordable housing, and access to social aid through digital instruments.
It is clear that the government is taking the issue of Romani social exclusion seriously, and is working to find solutions that will improve the lives of those who are affected by it. By collaborating with the Agency for Social Inclusion and focusing on areas where their agendas overlap, the Commissioner for Romani Minority Affairs and the Regional Development Minister hope to bring about real change in the Czech Republic.
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