Brankica Jankovic, Serbia's Commissioner for Protection of Equality, said on Friday, the International Roma Day, that the greatest progress was noticed in the education system and that there was a "solid number" of educated Roma.
She told the state RTS TV it was essential to work on a continuous increase in employment to have more young Roma in the public sector.
„One often falls into a stereotype… We have to change the narrative, to live together as we should, “ Jankovic said.
Zorana Mihajlovic, the Minister of Mining and Energy and the head of the Coordinating Body for Gender Equality, said that „we must remind of the importance of an integrated and systematic effort to eliminate all forms of discrimination and unequal treatment that our fellow citizens from the Roma population face.“
She added that education was one of the ways to work on preventing child marriages in Roma communities.
Ombudsman Zorn Pasalic, added that Roma were still the most discriminated and marginalised group although being the largest minority community in Europe.