Alexandros Tsolakis has been an EU Civil Servant for almost 30 years. He became interested in Roma issues in 1991, when the Council passed a resolution following a Jean-Pierre Liégeois report on migrant Roma children. After having contributed to funding the first EU Roma Congress in Sevilla in 1994, he supported the 1997 Youth Roma Congress in Barcelona. Very involved in the fight against stereotypes, he asked to work exclusively on this issue five years ago. He is now working for the European Social and Economic Committee, and is in charge of the production of recommendations on Roma integration.
Updated February 2011