In their own words:
Belgium – ERGO Network champions adherence to democratic values of pluralism, tolerance, dialogue and equality. ERGO emphasises the realization of equality of rights as citizens, including the right to dignity and opportunity to define one’s own identity. Their guiding principle is that Roma themselves have to take an active role to accomplish equal citizenship, recognising the fact that this is a shared responsibility of Roma communities and majority populations. As a network they promote a culture of emancipation and active participation in the public domain – as individuals and collectively. They resist paternalism and tokenism and encourage critical reflection and an investigative attitude.