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Gypsies' champion take case to EU

PUBLISHED: 16:59 14 April 2010 | UPDATED: 09:57 12 August 2010

AN EXPERT in community inclusion has just returned from addressing the European Union assembly on her work with the Gypsy community.

AN EXPERT in community inclusion has just returned from addressing the European Union assembly on her work with the Gypsy community.

Janis Kent, from Orpington College, has been involved with Roma Gypsies in the Cray Valley as part of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

The Cray Valley area is widely thought to have the country's largest Traveller

community and Ms Kent was part of the

project to motivate disadvantaged learners who may not normally have access to

education.

Ms Kent said: "The Roma are one of the most discriminated groups in Europe.

"It was great to make contacts and net work with other organisations working with the Roma community and share good practice.

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