EU RECOVERY PLAN. THE CASE OF ROMA IN MEMBER STATES, ENLARGEMENT AND NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNTRIES

EU RECOVERY PLAN. THE CASE OF ROMA IN MEMBER STATES, ENLARGEMENT AND NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNTRIES

During and after the pandemic, Roma will continue to be Europe’s most vulnerable community to health risks, social and residential segregation, deeper poverty, social exclusion, antigypsyism and mental health problems, unless they become a priority of the any emergency, mid and long-term recovery plan.
It is critical to recognise that the human rights and socio-economic crisis particularly for vulnerable groups will not be over after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is also essential to recognise that Roma have been experiencing a crisis all along, not only now with the pandemic and that short-term patched solutions for vulnerable communities will not resolve the overall long-term consequences of this current crisis.

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