Roma Inclusion and Regional Policy

With a population of over 10 million, the Roma community is Europe’s largest transnational minority. They are often victims of racial and social discrimination without equal access to education, employment, housing and healthcare services. In recent years the Roma issue has become an important issue on the agenda of the European Union, and in many of its Member countries.

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Cohesion Policy's contribution to Roma inclusion

In 2011 the European Commission adopted the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies which focuses on four key areas: education, employment, healthcare and housing. The lead service for the EU framework for National Roma Integration Strategies in the European Commission is the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST).