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General policies

Roma grassroots perspectives on poverty alleviation

ERGO Network members from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic conducted  local case studies that contribute to a better understanding of the impact of National Roma Integration Strategies and relevant mainstream measures on local Roma communities. The topic of the case studies was how access to quality education and employment as well as antigypsyism affect Roma people’s economic situation.

ROMA INCLUDED in the Sustainable Development Goals

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

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

This paper analyses the role of EU mainstream policies for Roma inclusion and gives recommendations for better mainstreaming and focus in the Post 2020 programming period.

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.

The influence of the European Semester on the situation of the Roma community in Bulgaria

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.