Roma integration: EU framework triggers first results
Concerted action by the European Commission has put Roma integration firmly on the political agenda across Europe. The first signs of improvement in the lives of Roma are slowly starting to show, says a new report unveiled today on Member States' progress achieved under the EU Framework for national Roma strategies.
The EU Framework which EU leaders signed up to in 2011 (IP/11/789 ) put in place – for the first time ever – a solid process for coordinating action on Roma integration. Two years later, the national Ministers unanimously adopted the first ever legal instrument for Roma inclusion at EU-level and committed to implementing a set of recommendations from the Commission aiming to reduce social inequalities between Roma and the rest of the population within four areas: education, employment, healthcare and housing (IP/13/1226 ).
- Press release: Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results
- Memo: Roma Integration - 2014 Commission Assessment: Questions and Answers
- Speech by President Barroso at the European Roma Summit
- Speech by Vice-President Reding: From polemics to small miracles
- COM(2014) 209 final: Communication of 04 April 2014 : Report on the implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
- SWD(2014) 121 final: Commission Staff Working Document of 02 April 2014 accompanying the report on the implementation of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
- Brochure compiling the Communication and Staff Working Document
- Press conference with Viviane Reding and László Andor on the Commission's Progress Report on Roma Integration
- European Roma Summit
- Webpages on Roma integration by EU country (funding and national strategies)