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  • Scope: Internacional
  • Road map:March 2017 to March 2020
  • Work areas: International
  • Full name of the pilot-project: “Capacity building for Roma civil society and strengthening its involvement in the monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS)’.


    The project is funded by the European Commission (Directorate-General Justice and Consumers (DG Justice) and it is coordinated by the Central European University (CEU) in partnership with the Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) and three other leading organisations working on Roma related-issues (the European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO), the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), and the Roma Education Fund (REF).

    The main aim of the project is to build the capacity of the Roma civil society of 27 Member States and to strengthen its involvement in the monitoring of NRIS in order to take advantage of the added value of civil society´s monitoring, which lies in the independent status of civil society organisations (outside of the public sector) and in their on-the-ground experience.

    The project aims to enhance civil society´s monitoring capacity in two key ways:

    -by developing the policy monitoring capacities of civil society actors, and;

    -by supporting the preparation of high-quality, comprehensive annual civil society monitoring reports.

    To that end relevant NGOs were selected through an open call and received training and monitoring by the leader organizations.
    27 annual monitoring reports were prepared for each of the 3 years of the project with the active participation of around 90 NGOs from all Member States (with the exception of Malta, where there are no Roma communities).

    Participating NGOs will receive assistance throughout the process, including quality control of draft monitoring reports and preparation of a synthesis report.

    The reports address 9 themes: education, employment, health care, housing, governance (policy frameworks, structural requirements), anti-discrimination, anti-Gypsyism, Roma participation, and gender. Their main results will be disseminated at European and national level.

    The project started to run from March, 2017 to December 2018, but it was extended to june 2019 (with the publication of the second year report) and then a second extension was made until the begging of 2020  (with a third year report).

    Background

    Many of the estimated 10-12 million Roma in Europe (Europe's largest minority) face prejudice, intolerance, discrimination and social exclusion in their daily lives. They are marginalised and live in very poor socio-economic conditions.

    In order to make a tangible differenceto Roma people´s lives, the European Commission adopted in 2011 an EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (2011-2020) calling on Member States to adopt or further develop National Roma integration strategies (NRIS) by the end of 2011.

    Monitoring of the implementation of NRIS is done through a number of instruments. Annual reports prepared by the European Commission on progress in the integration of Roma made by Member States are based on:

    -Data collection coordinated by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA);

    -Annual government reports prepared by Member States, and;

    -Inputs from other stakeholders.

    The aim of this project is to provide civil society´s perspective on the implementation of the NRIS in order to supplement and provide alternative information to the periodic reports that Member States are required to submit to the European Commission.

    Partners

    Project coordinator: Central European University (CEU)

    Partner organisations:

    European Roma Grassroots Organisation Network (ERGO)

    European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)

    Fundacion Secretariado Gitano (FSG)

    Roma Education Fund (REF)

    The project team includes altogether 23 senior thematic experts to cover the 9 priority areas.

    Up to date there´s been 3 monitoring cicles of national reports.

    The FIRST MONITORING CYCLE (2017) of the National Roma Integration Strategies reviewed key structural preconditions of successful implementation: fighting discrimination and antigypsyism, governance and overall policy framework (including Roma participation, coordination structures, use of European Structural and Investment Funds), anti-discrimination and fighting antigypsyism, and for the countries with largest Roma communities (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) also the impact of mainstream education policies on Roma.

    Besides, you can find a synthesis of civil society’s reports on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies in the European UnionFocusing on structural and horizontal preconditions for a successful implementation. Download

    In the SECOND MONITORING CYCLE (2018), the reports focus on the key policy areas of education, employment, healthcare and housing. You can find them as "Year 2" report. We´ll be publishing all of them as they are public.

    During the third monitoring cycle (2019), the national coalitions identified the areas where, following the gaps found and recommendations made in the previous reports, they found most useful to focus in their reports. These reports will be monitored by leading organizations and experts and will be published during the first quarter of 2020.  

    Country reports:

    Cluster 1: Member states with the largest Roma communities and facing the most acute challenges: 


      1st cycle reports
    2nd cycle reports 3rd cycle reports
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    Bulgaria Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Czech Republic Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Hungary Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Romania Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Slovakia Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Cluster 2: Member states with significant Roma communities:


      1st cycle reports 2nd cycle reports 3rd cycle reports
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    France Download  Download Download Download Download Download
    Germany Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Greece Download - Download Download Download Download
    Italy Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Spain Download Download Download Download Download Download
    United Kingdom Download - Download - Download -
    Cluster 3: Member states with mid-size Roma communities: 


      1st cycle reports 2nd cycle reports 3rd cycle reports
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    Austria Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Belgium Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Croatia Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Ireland Download - Download - Download -
    Netherlands Download - Download - Download -
    Poland Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Portugal Download Download Download Download Download Download
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    Cluster 4: Member states with smaller Roma communities: 


      1st cycle reports 2nd cycle reports 3rd cycle reports
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    Cyprus Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Denmark Download - Download - Download -
    Estonia Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Finland Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Latvia Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Lithuania Download Download Download Download Download Download
    Luxembourg Download - Download - Download -
    Slovenia Download Download Download Download Download Download