On September 21, 2023, the International Roma Conference was held in Radenci, organized by the Council of the Roma Community of the Republic of Slovenia. The conference was attended by Roma representatives from fifteen countries, namely from Slovenia, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey, Hungary and Serbia. Representatives from various national and European institutions were also present, such as acting the Director of the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Minorities, Janez Doltar, European Member of Parliament Livija Jarok, and, among others, the representative of the Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, which, as a ReNSP15-25 contractor, also implements measures for the Roma community according to the NPUR 2021-2023.
The goal of the international event was to learn about the implementation of the ten-year EU plan to support Roma in the EU, with the plan also containing content on housing and Roma living. At the conference, it was emphasized by those present in the discussion that the legal framework for regulating the situation of Roma in Slovenia is adequate and even advanced compared to their situation in other European countries, especially in the Balkans, but the situation in Slovenia is not the same everywhere. The case of the Pušča project, which has been going on for 60 years, was highlighted as a positive example of practice, and the European Commission also paid attention to it. Those present also watched a promotional video of the project in question, which will serve the European Commission to further activate Roma projects, which especially want to improve the situation of children and women and increase the percentage of employed Roma.