Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission greets 20 thousand Roma/Gypsy people on Kaskosan.com in Romany language
Wednesday 20 April 2011 | Administrator MiM
Brussels, 12 April 2011 – Neelie Kroes invited Gyula Vamosi, head of Kaskosan.com the largest Roma/Gypsy network counting 20 thousand active users from all over the world to the headquarters of the European Commission to provide her with recommendations as one of the 12 Young Advisors on the Digital Agenda of the European Union. At the meeting, in a video message she greeted Kaskosan members in Romany/Gypsy language.
Neelie Kroes hosted 12 young people from all over Europe to advise her on the Digital Agenda that she is in charge of as an EU Commissioner. The aim of the exercise was to receive criticism from a group of online professionals from the area of education, online communication, design, development, journalism, law, medicine and film making, all representatives of innovative online projects. Some of the major recommendations to the European Commission were to change the language and content of communication on the Digital Agenda to ensure a broader reach and a wide engagement of European citizens. Vamosi advised the Commissioner on how the EU actions may ensure the participation of marginalized groups including Roma communities in the Digital Future of Europe.
Kaskosan.com, founded in May 2009, is a web 2.0 platform aimed at bringing together Roma people from around the globe; as well as disseminating information about the culture of the Roma people worldwide. Users may contribute or browse online audio-visual content; participate in competitions; upload their own photos; and virtually, but also physically, meet with other Roma people. A concrete goal of Kaskosan.com is to channel employment, business and education opportunities primarily to community members and also to educate them on how they can better engage with the larger society.
Neelie Kroes, the Vice-President of the European Commission also asked Vamosi to brief her on the progress of Kaskosan.com.
The 12 Digital Angels, as Commissioner Kroes called them, will meet again this year at the Digital Agenda Assembly to be held in Brussels on June 16-17 2011.
For photos and further information visit the official blog post of Commissioner Kroes: http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/neelie-kroes/youth-engagement-will-make-the-digital-agenda-a-reality/
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