Recommending Policies

The Roma Integration 2020 monitors the policies for integration of Roma in each participating economy. Based on the monitoring, specific issues of concern or challenges are identified. Relevant policy recommendations are then prepared per specific economy or at regional level to assist in mitigating the issues of concern or challenges. Policy recommendation papers may result from the project activities, such as public dialogue forums or regional workshops. Recommendations are submitted to relevant participating economies and are discussed thoroughly with a view for their application in practice.


Analysis of Priorities and Budgets
Policy Briefs | 10 NOV 2017

Within the efforts to assist governments in the Western Balkans and Turkey to improve the budgeting of the National Roma Integration Strategies, the Roma Integration 2020 commissioned an analysis in order to assess the official strategies and action plans in terms of planned measures with corresponding budget and the funding opportunities available in the region besides the public budget. It focuses on the areas of employment and housing, as these two areas have been assessed as the most demanding and least developed in the region. The analysis is used to base the discussions to take place at the regional conference “Filling in the Budget Gaps in Roma Integration Policies” and for any follow up activities of the Roma Integration 2020 project, while assisting the governments to properly plan their national budgets responsive to the needs of Roma. The analysis is prepared by the Roma Integration 2020 consultant Ms Meliha Kozaric Fanning.

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2017 National Platform on Roma Integration in Turkey - Policy Paper
Policy Briefs | 02 NOV 2017

The National Platform on Roma Integration in Turkey was held on 13 September 2017 in Ankara, with around 60 participants, including relevant officials from the line ministries and other institutions, Roma and pro-Roma civil society organizations, representatives of international organizations and media. The representatives of the institutions presented the 2016 annual report on the implementation of the Roma integration policy in Turkey, followed by the civil society view on the issue. The policy paper resulting from the discussions at the National Platform includes an overview of the discussions with conclusions and recommendations for further steps.

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2017 National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro - Policy Paper
Policy Briefs | 10 JUL 2017

The National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro was held on 05 July 2017 in Podgorica, with around 60 participants, including relevant officials from the line ministries and other institutions, Roma and pro-Roma civil society organizations, representatives of international organizations and media. The representatives of the institutions presented the 2016 annual report on the implementation of the Roma integration policy in Montenegro, followed by the civil society view on the issue. The policy paper resulting from the discussions at the National Platform includes an overview of the discussions with conclusions and recommendations from the National Platform.



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2017 National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia - Policy Paper and Policy Brief
Policy Briefs | 13 JUN 2017

The National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia was held on 13 June 2017 in Belgrade with over 60 participants, including relevant officials from the line ministries and other institutions, Roma and pro-Roma civil society organizations, representatives of international organizations and media. The representatives of the institutions presented the 2016 annual report on the implementation of the Roma integration policy in Serbia, followed by the civil society view on the issue. The policy paper resulting from the discussions at the National Platform includes an overview of the discussions with conclusions and recommendations, while the policy brief extracts the recommendations from the National Platform.



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Public Budgeting for Roma Integration Policies - report and country specific recommendations
Policy Briefs | 27 APR 2017

The Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 Action Team organized a two
day regional workshop on “Budgeting for Roma Integration Policies” on 20 and 21
March 2017 in Skopje. This report presents a summary of the discussions during the workshop, including regional and national recommendations on public budgeting to be further elaborated by the Action Team.  

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Local Action Plan on Roma Integration - Leskovac, Serbia
Policy Briefs | 02 MAR 2017

The Regional Cooperation Council's Roma Integration 2020 project provided expert support for development of 6 local action plans in Serbia, for the municipalities of Nis, Leskovac, Vranje, Subotica, Bujanovac and Cacak. The LAP in Nis has been adopted by the municipal Council.

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Local Action Plan on Roma Integration - Nis, Serbia
Policy Briefs | 02 MAR 2017

The Regional Cooperation Council's Roma Integration 2020 project provided expert support for development of 6 local action plans in Serbia, for the municipalities of Nis, Leskovac, Vranje, Subotica, Bujanovac and Cacak. The LAP in Nis has been adopted by the municipal Council.

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Local Action Plan on Roma integration - Subotica, Serbia
Policy Briefs | 19 FEB 2017

The Regional Cooperation Council's Roma Integration 2020 project provided expert support for development of 6 local action plans in Serbia, for the municipalities of Nis, Leskovac, Vranje, Subotica, Bujanovac and Cacak. The LAP in Nis has been adopted by the municipal Council.

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Local Action Plan on Roma Integration - Vranje, Serbia [draft]
Policy Briefs | 19 FEB 2017

The Regional Cooperation Council's Roma Integration 2020 project provided expert support for development of 6 local action plans in Serbia, for the municipalities of Nis, Leskovac, Vranje, Subotica, Bujanovac and Cacak. The LAP in Nis has been adopted by the municipal Council.

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Action Plan for addressing Roma issues in the fields of employment, housing and health care for 2017-2020 - Bosnia and Herzegovina [DRAFT]
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

This draft Action Plan of Bosnia and Herzegovina for addressing Roma issues in the fields of employment, housing and health care for 2017-2020 was discussed at the public dialogue forum organized by the RCC Roma Integration 2020 Action Team in Sarajevo on 09 November 2016. The Action Plan has been further adjusted by the Action Team to reflect the discussions and comments received during the Public Dialogue Forum. As of the end of January 2017, this Action Plan is still under discussion with the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Action Plan on Roma in Albania for 2017 [DRAFT PROPOSAL]
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

This draft Action Plan on Roma for 2017 has been developed for the purposes of prioritizing policy measures that the Government of Albania may wish to pursue in 2017. The draft Action Plan is elaborated with monitoring indicators and proposed budget for the implementation of the priority measures.  

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Action Plan for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro for 2017 [DRAFT]
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

This draft 2017 Action Plan for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro was discussed at the public dialogue forum organized by the RCC Roma Integration 2020 Action Team in Podgorica on 02 December 2016. The Action Plan has been further adjusted by the Action Team to reflect the discussions and comments received during the Public Dialogue Forum. 

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Report and Policy Recommendations following the 2016 Public Dialogue Forum on Roma Integration Public Policies Pristina, Kosovo*
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

Report and Policy Recommendations following the 2016 Public Dialogue Forum on Roma Integration Public Policies Pristina, Kosovo*

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Policy Recommendations following the 2016 Public Dialogue Forum on Roma Integration Public Policies in Serbia
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

Report from the 2016 Public Dialogue Forum in Serbia: Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma Men and Roma Women in the Republic of Serbia 2016 – 2025 - Implementation and Priority Measures for 2017 - 2018

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National workshop on reforming the rules of procedure of the National Coordination Body, the Roma Information Centers and the Roma Health Mediators - The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

Workshop on Rules of Procedure of the National Coordination Body, the Roma Information Centers and the Roma Health Mediators - The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Policy Recommendations for Roma Integration for 2017 in Albania
Policy Briefs | 15 JAN 2017

Social inclusion of Roma communities has gained considerable policy impetus in
Albania similar to other countries in South East Europe and beyond, in line with the
broader European Union Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to
2020 (EU Framework).

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