This 2019 from 23 to 26 May will have elections for the new 750 MEPs in the new composition of the European Parliament.
Knowing the capacity of the current MEPs who at the same time need to defend the interests and policies of the Roma Nation of Europe that number over 12 million Roma from the old continent, IRU is of the opinion that future MPs in the EP will need to pay more attention and towards the burning problems of the Roma people.
That's why IRU, as the largest and oldest organization of Roma, sends an appeal to all Roma political activists, and fighters for Roma rights are encouraging and urging them to join a campaign of their choice. IRU, with its full capacity and structure, will stand and lobby for future MEPs.
Encourages all candidates to join the political European movements that have good intentions towards the Roma nation. Otherwise, candidates need to have lobby from their own party members, as well as support from the Roma community from their originating country, and they are an EU member state.
This means that the IRU will be supported by all our Roma activists who will be part of the European Democrats, the Party of European Socialists and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the Union for Europe of Nations, the European Green Party - the European Free Alliance, the European United Left - Nordic Green Left and Independence and Democracy.
This call applies only to candidates whose countries are members of the European Union and have the right to stand for the European Parliament.
All of the Roma organizations are joining this call to IRU with its support and lobby, who are members of the ERTF, (IRU, RNC, IRFIN, Phenjalipe, IREM, Roma political group, EastWestMet) ERIO and Roma intellectuals from all over the world.