The largest annual conference on European environment policy, ‘Green Week’ (4-7 June), is approaching; it will offer opportunities for debate and exchanges of experience on the topic of air quality/pollution with representatives from the European Commission, NGOS, universities and scientific bodies. “Air quality - taking care of the air we breathe” is available to help journalists cover this topic. It highlights two of the sectors that play a key part in contamination – transport and agriculture – and illustrate the risks, as well as some solutions to reduce polluting emissions.
Between ten and twelve million Roma live in the European Union today, the majority suffering extreme levels of social deprivation leading to a public perception usually based on ignorance, prejudice and stereotyping. This film shows that another reality is emerging, that Roma are integrating into society at all levels, setting an example to their community and thereby helping to change negative preconceived opinions.