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1 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Annette Kohkoinen Cultural Developer County Council of Norrbotten Vienna, 8th of May 2012

2 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Roma inclusion from a Norrbotten perspective Mrs Hilda Schwartz

3 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning The County of Norrbotten 25% of Sweden’s land area inhabitants 14 municipalities 90% of Europe's iron ore is produced in the county Five National Minorities

4 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning National Minorities – natural part of our society Approximate number in Sweden: - Jews: Sweden-Finns: Tornedalers: Sami people (Barents Region): Roma people:

5 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning The regional level National Minorities – Action plan for the County Council of Norrbotten Mrs Tanja Hagert Mrs Annika Josbrant

6 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Action plan Information on rights give information and knowledge to the County Council staff about the law and what it means post information on websites and in other media when, where and how minority speaking people can reach County Council

7 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Promote language and culture translate the public signs within the County Council increase the accessability to high quality cultural activities

8 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning

9 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Influence and consultation consult regularly with representatives of national minorities in issues concerning them particularly

10 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Mrs Sari Lindeman Conference Gender and Democracy November 2011

11 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Mrs Ella-Karin Blind Ms Maja Mella Mrs Tanja Hagert Female network between the National Minorities

12 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Individuals right to use the minority language make sure that the activities within the County Council have knowledge about the rights and have routines to meet these make sure that there is routines how to hire interpreters and translators

13 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Personnel policies * seek for offering the citizens the possibility to get in touch with the County Council in their national minority language * in recruitment consider knowledge of one ore more minority language as an advantage

14 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning The local level - the Municipality of Luleå Luleå is one of five pilot municipalities in Sweden for Roma inclusion ( ) Co-operation: Local representatives of the Roma, National Board Agency for Education, Jobcenter, County Council Main areas: education, employment, health and social care Local Roma engagement and influence is crucial Women and children are high priority

15 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Critical factors and success factors A strong political will to work with roma inclusion is necessary Include the Roma people in strategy writing, planning of activities, implementation – all levels Inclusion and influence is crucial Open minded in finding new forms for consultation Reach women Work on a longterm basis and be persistent!

16 DIVISION Kultur och utbildning Thank you for your attention!


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