- Institutional policy documents
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- Toolkits and campaign materials
COUNCIL OF THE EU
10 Common Basic Principles of Roma Inclusion (2009)
The Common Basic Principles were first presented at the meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion on 24 April 2009. On 8 June 2009 the Council of Ministers in charge of Social Affairs annexed the Principles to their conclusions.
2010 EU Framework decision on combating racism and xenophobia
It addresses, by means of criminal law, public incitement to racial violence or hatred as well as racist motivation.
2011 Council Conclusions on an EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
2013 Council recommendation on effective Roma integration measures in the member states
2016 Council Conclusions on ‘Accelerating the Process of Roma Integration’
2005 Resolution on the situation of the Roma in the European Union
2015 Report on cohesion policies and marginalised communities
2015 Resolution on the Recognition of the Roma Genocide
Scaling up Roma Inclusion Strategies - Truth, reconciliation and justice for addressing antigypsyism
2011 EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020
The Framework invites all Member States to present the European Commission with their strategy for Roma inclusion or for specific policy measures for the Roma within their wider social inclusion policies. The main responsibility as well as the competences to improve the situation of all marginalised people, including the Roma, rest with the Member States.
The NRIS focus on four key areas: focussing on four key areas: education, employment, healthcare and housing.
European Parliament report on fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration 2017
The influence of the European Semester on the situation of the Roma community in Bulgaria
Fundamental Rights Agency
2011 and 2016 – Fundamental Rights Agency EU-MIDIS European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey
The Survey points out the level of discrimination and social exclusion faced by Roma in the EU.
European Parliament report on fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration 2018
Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues
This report provides an overview of the human rights situation of Roma worldwide, applying a minority rights-based approach to the protection and promotion of the rights of Roma, including the protection of their existence; the prevention of violence against Roma; the protection and promotion of Roma identity; the guarantee of the rights to non-discrimination and equality, including combating racism, Anti-gypsyism and structural discrimination; and the guarantee of the right of Roma to effective participation in public life, especially with regard to decisions affecting them.
2003 OSCE Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area
The Action Plan is implemented by the OSCE Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues. It works with national and local governments, civil society and international organizations to promote equal opportunities for, and the protection of the human rights of all Roma and Sinti.
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
Towards a Definition of Anti-Gypsyism
Fundamental Rights Agency: A persisting concern: Anti-gypsyism as a barrier to Roma inclusion
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
Roma inclusion in CLLD process
Roma involvement in Local Action Groups
This paper by ERGO Member Nevo Parudimos, Romania, identifies possible active measures for Roma NGOs in order to strengthen Roma involvement within Local Action Groups and to analyze possible main obstacles based on actors’ perception and experience.
School segregation through negative social interpretation
Inclusive Education in Czech Republic
What works for young Roma - Complete report
This comprehensive report by ERGO Network analyses employment measures for young Roma.
What works for young Roma - Results from an online survey
This report analyses the results of an online survey by ERGO Network on employment measures for young Roma, conducted with young Roma themselves.
What works for young Roma - 10 best practices
This report outlines 10 good practices of Roma youth employment identified by ERGO Network members.
The EU Youth Guarantee for Roma
This research paper by ERGO Network analyses how the European Youth Guarantee reaches out to Roma youth in Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
What works for young Roma. (employment recommendations)
Recommendations on Roma Inclusion for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework
Participation and Citizenship
Countering shrinking space for Roma civil society
This 2016 paper summarises the messages of ERGO Network’s public event on ‘Countering shrinking space for Roma civil society in Europe’, asking for more support for and better recognition of the watchdog role of civil society organisations.
Roma inclusion in South-Eastern Europe in practice
Typical Roma is an international campaign addressing stigmatisation and stereotypes as root causes of social exclusion of Roma.
Giving space to potential of young Roma
Framework for supporting women empowerment
This paper gives recommendations for the empowerment of Roma women as grassroots activists.
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
EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies: Member States need to step-up their efforts
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.