Facts and figures
Council of Europe estimates: approximately 1.85 million Roma live in Romania (8.32% of the population).
National strategy for Roma integration
Romania’s top priorities include encouraging Roma children to participate in early childhood education and care, promoting entrepreneurship among the Roma and tackling problems of indebtedness.
Romania’s national Roma integration strategy aims to eliminate poverty and social exclusion through targeted education, employment, healthcare and housing policies. In Romania, the Roma are an officially recognised ethnic minority represented in the parliament. The strategy’s objectives include ensuring that Roma children go to school, with a special focus on girls, and ending segregation in schools. It also aims to improve the Roma's access to public services and basic infrastructure.
Assessment of Romania’s strategy implementation
In spring 2014, the Commission assessed the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies in the four key areas of education, employment, healthcare and housing, as well as progress made in the fight against discrimination and the use of funding.
- The Commission's assessment of Romania's national strategy (2014)
- The Commission's assessment of Romania’s national strategy (2012)
- The European Union and the Roma - Factsheet Romania (570 kB)
National Roma contact point
The national contact point for the national Roma integration strategy in Romania is the Ministry of European funds.
Contact person: Nicolae Toderas - firstname.lastname@example.org