The debate looked at development work in the central Transylvanian region,
where three people were killed, two of them ethnic Roma, in
inter-ethnic violence in 1993.
During the unrest, the homes of Roma
were set ablaze, forcing many inhabitants to flee.
of Hadareni – including Roma, Hungarians and Romanians took part in the
Also present were representatives of the National Agency for
Roma, a governmental body which is now implementing a programme for
reconciliation and the improvement of social conditions in the region;
several NGOs (Freedom House Romania and the Center of Resources for Ethnic
Roma Communities); and the Local Initiative Group.