• Institutional policy documents
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Recommendations to combat antigypsyism

A policy paper issued by the Alliance against Antigypsyism with recommendations on combatting antigypsyism towards the European Commission and national governments.

Reference paper on Antigypsyism

This reference paper by the Alliance against Antigypsyism introduces the concept of antigypsyism.

Equality Bodies: Promoting equality and fighting against discrimination

This paper analyses the functioning of the Equality Bodies and their role in the promotion of equality and the fight against discrimination of the Roma community.

Towards a Definition of Anti-Gypsyism

This paper by ERGO Network’s former Director Valeriu Nicholae from 2007 is one of the first attempts to develop a comprehensive definition of antigypsyism.

Fundamental Rights Agency: A persisting concern: Anti-gypsyism as a barrier to Roma inclusion

Despite ambitious initiatives, the fundamental rights situation of Roma in the EU remains profoundly troubling. This report examines the persisting phenomenon of Anti-gypsyism and its effect on Roma inclusion efforts. It first presents data on key manifestations of Anti-gypsyism, namely discrimination, harassment and hate crime.


Towards a more holistic approach to Roma inclusion and Antigypsyism in the EU: stronger policy mainstreaming and focus



ROMA INCLUDED: Can the Sustainable Development Goals contribute to combating antigypsyism? Discussion paper

The objective of this discussion paper is to trigger debate among Roma activists on how to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



General integration policies

Roma Civil Monitor

ERGO Network is a partner in the ‘Roma Civil Monitor, through which Roma civil society monitors the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies in 27 EU member states.The first monitoring cycle (2017) reviewed key structural preconditions of successful implementation: fighting discrimination and antigypsyism, governance and overall policy framework and for the countries with largest Roma communities (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) also the impact of mainstream education policies on Roma. In the second monitoring cycle (2018), the reports will focus on the key policy areas of education, employment, healthcare and housing.

Why do integration policies fail in Bulgaria

ERGO Member Integro Association analyses why the National Roma Integration Strategy in Bulgaria does not lead to any positive outcomes in the country.

Roma integration in the aid system

ERGO Network’s member Autonomia Foundation published a policy opinion and recommendations based on their project “Closer to Communities – Roma Coordinators for better use of EU Funds”. It outlines how funds could be better used to support the social inclusion of Roma in Hungary.

EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies: Member States need to step-up their efforts

ERGO Network comments on the 2016 European Commission’s assessment of the implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies. The report clearly indicates a lack of action in crucial areas in all EU member states.

Programme evaluation with your target group

In 2016, ERGO Network and its members conducted research on the evaluation with beneficiaries of ESI funded projects on Roma employment. Programmes could be improved by evaluating with the target group, but this is almost never the case.

Political and regulatory framework for applying integration policies

Assessment on the implementation of the NRIS in Bulgaria by the National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues, as well as recommendations given by the Intellect Coalition of Roma NGOs on reforms of the NCCEI.

Last chance for Roma?

The Roma Advocacy and Research Centre Slovakia provides an analytical overview of integration policies towards Roma in Slovakia, steps ahead and persisting challenges.

National Roma Platforms - key ingredients

ERGO Network provides concrete input to the European Commission on how national Roma Platforms can be a success.

Recommendations for an EU Roma agenda - 2015 - 2020

This 2015 note presents ERGO’s recommendations for an improved EU Roma inclusion agenda until 2020, along with a number of concrete proposals.

Integrated Approaches for Roma Integration

This 2014 paper takes a closer look at some experiences with integrated approaches for Roma. Still at the beginning of the new EU programming period, the paper develops a number of concrete recommendations for the successful development and application of integrated approaches.