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 included 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 aimed 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 included ensuring that Roma children go to school, with a special focus on girls, and ending segregation in schools. It also aimed to improve the Roma's access to public services and basic infrastructure.

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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.

National Roma Contact Point (NRCP)

The national contact point for the national Roma integration strategy in Romania is the Ministry of European funds.

Contact person: Elena Iordanescu - elena.iordanescu@mfe.gov.ro