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iñaki vázquez arencón

condensed short biography of iñaki

iñaki vázquez arencón (reus, catalonia, 1967). graduate in social intervention with rroma community (universidad pública de navarra).

he was an advisor for special programmes, with specific coordination functions, in civic centres network and citizen participation area of reus city council (2007-2010)

sexual and gender dissidence activist, he was spokesperson for the lgtbiq association h2o (2002-2006). he is member of the editorial board of the magazine colors. he has participated in the books: el libro del buen amor and antigitanismo, 13 miradas, as co-author.

rroma activist. he was the director of the national-wide rroma organisation plataforma khetane (2016-2021). he coordinated roma civil monitor project in spain (2017-2020 2021-2022). he also coordinated rromani pativ project. he has been a consultant to osce-odihr since 2019. in 2021 he was chosen to represent spanish rroma civil society in the european platform for rroma inclusion, a body sponsored by the european commission.

he is currently promoting the social and solidarity economy project la fragua projects.

iñaki’s main publications