Documents and Publications

Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (2020)

Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (2020)

19 NOV 2020 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania was organized jointly by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration Team 2020 (Roma Integration) and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP) on 29 September 2020. The Policy Recommendations reflects the discussions and proposals from the National Platform. It aims to assist the Government to formulate more effective Roma integration policies The event was attended by 47 participants including relevant officials from the line ministries and other institutions, the European Union Delegation to Albania, Roma and pro-Roma civil society organizations and representatives of international organizations who showed quite an interest to be informed on the topic.  


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Albania Annual Report for 2019

Albania Annual Report for 2019

22 OCT 2020 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2019-2020

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2019-2020

25 JUN 2020 |

This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period April 2019 – April 2020. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.


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Regional Methodology on Mapping of Roma Housing

Regional Methodology on Mapping of Roma Housing

13 JAN 2020 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

The methodology is used to map the settlements with Roma population in need of housing improvement. It provides for collecting the existing relevant data from local and other institutions and the Roma community. By implementing the methodology, geographic data are provided on each Roma settlement, along with basic information on the level of development of the settlement, such as existence and quality of infrastructure, predominant material used for building of the housing units, legal status of the housing units, etc. The piloting of the methodology has a two-fold purpose: 1) to provide the data for two municipalities, that would be used afterwards as evidence for policy making; 2) to build the local capacities and encourage a process of full coverage with the housing mapping. The mapping is a part of a larger process that starts by gathering evidence and may continue to cover the whole economy. It should feed into the decision making processes, and particularly the decision on legalisation of the individual houses, as well as on renovating the housing.


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Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting, The Republic of North Macedonia 2019

Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting, The Republic of North Macedonia 2019

13 JAN 2020 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

 Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting, The Republic of North Macedonia 2019


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Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Kosovo* 2019

Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Kosovo* 2019

13 JAN 2020 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

 Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Kosovo* 2019


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Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Montenegro 2019

Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Montenegro 2019

13 JAN 2020 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

 Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Montenegro 2019


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Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Bijeljina, 2019

Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Bijeljina, 2019

13 JAN 2020 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

 Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Bosnia and Herzegovina, City of Bijeljina, 2019


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Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Albania 2019

Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Albania 2019

13 JAN 2020 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

 Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Albania 2019


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The Republic of North Macedonia Annual Report for 2018

The Republic of North Macedonia Annual Report for 2018

20 DEC 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Serbia Annual Report for 2018

Serbia Annual Report for 2018

15 OCT 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Turkey Annual Report for 2018

Turkey Annual Report for 2018

07 OCT 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Kosovo* Annual Report for 2018

Kosovo* Annual Report for 2018

07 OCT 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Roma Integration Roadmap Serbia 2019-2021

Roma Integration Roadmap Serbia 2019-2021

25 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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Roma Integration Roadmap Kosovo* 2019-2021

Roma Integration Roadmap Kosovo* 2019-2021

25 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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Roma Integration Roadmap Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019-2021

Roma Integration Roadmap Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019-2021

25 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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Roma Integration Roadmap Republic of North Macedonia 2019-2021

Roma Integration Roadmap Republic of North Macedonia 2019-2021

25 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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Roma Integration Roadmap Montenegro 2019-2021

Roma Integration Roadmap Montenegro 2019-2021

25 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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Roma Integration Roadmap Albania 2019-2021

Roma Integration Roadmap Albania 2019-2021

25 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in The Republic of North Macedonia (Skopje, 2019)

Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in The Republic of North Macedonia (Skopje, 2019)

24 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 and the National Roma Contact Point of The Republic of North Macedonia organized the third National Platform for Roma Integration in Skopje.  This meeting presents the annual progress report of the government and propose the way forward on Roma integration. Public officials, local level officials, Roma civil society and other relevant stakeholders discussed about policies and measures can potentially have biggest impact on the Roma population.


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Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2019)

Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2019)

24 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 and the National Roma Contact Point of Serbia organized the forth National Platform for Roma Integration in Belgrade.  This meeting presents the annual progress report of the government and propose the way forward on Roma integration. Public officials, local level officials, Roma civil society and other relevant stakeholders discussed about policies and measures can potentially have biggest impact on the Roma population.


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Bosnia and Herzegovina Annual Report for 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina Annual Report for 2018

24 SEP 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Pristina, 2019)

Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Pristina, 2019)

23 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration Project, together with the National Roma Contact Point, held a fourth National Platform on Roma Integration which offered a new approach towards improvement of the employment and housing policies for Roma and Ashkali. 


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Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2019)

Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2019)

23 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 and the National Roma Contact Point of the Bosnia and Herzegovina organized the forth National Platform for Roma Integration in Sarajevo.  This meeting presents the annual progress report of the government and propose the way forward on Roma integration. Public officials, local level officials, Roma civil society and other relevant stakeholders discussed about policies and measures can potentially have biggest impact on the Roma population.


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Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2019)

Policy Recommendations from the Fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2019)

04 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The fourth National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro was organized by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration Action Team and the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro. The event that took place on 11 June 2019 primarily focused on presenting and discussing the Roma Integration Roadmap 2019-2021 for Montenegro. The discussions aimed to find an appropriate approach to the formalization of work of Roma undeclared workers and the provision of social housing to those in need. Policy Brief takes stock of main observations from the meeting and will assist the Roma Integration Action Team and the Government of Montenegro to conceptualize joint activities on the two issues.



 


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Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2019)

Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2019)

04 SEP 2019 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The third National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania was jointly organised by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration Action Team and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Albania, on 7 June 2019. The meeting presented the Roma Integration Roadmap 2019-2021 for Albania and 2018 annual report. The discussions that followed assessed main obstacles and opportunities to achieve tangible results in Roma Integration. Policy Brief summarizes main discussion points and recommendations to resolve noted problems and make policies more effective.



 


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Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process

Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process

11 JUL 2019 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process was adopted within the Berlin Process in July 2019. This is the first time that leaders of Western Balkan societies have set clear goals that their governments intend to achieve by their EU accession. By adopting the Declaration, the economies committed themselves to continue and further enhance efforts to achieve equality and full integration of the Roma, as part of regional cooperation and the accession process to the European Union. The Declaration foresees the achievement of specifically defined objectives in the areas of employment, education, housing, health care, documentation and combating discrimination. It also envisages the adoption of regional public budgeting standards related to Roma integration, and the establishment of official channels and mechanisms for joint involvement of local governments and Roma communities in policy formulation, as well as adequate mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of policies related to Roma integration.


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Montenegro Annual Report for 2018

Montenegro Annual Report for 2018

10 JUL 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Albania Annual Report for 2018

Albania Annual Report for 2018

10 JUL 2019 | ANNUAL REPORTS

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Framework Action Plan on Education

Framework Action Plan on Education

07 MAY 2019 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

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Monograph

Monograph

09 FEB 2019 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

This Monograph summarizes the main activities and achievements that the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) project has actively set in its first phase of implementation. RI2020, by virtue of its mission to facilitate effective implementation, build capacities and establish robust monitoring mechanisms effectively mirrors the EU Framework for the region. Towards these ends, RI2020 provided technical assistance to governments to integrate Roma specific issues into mainstream policy and budgeting; established a Task Force comprised of National Roma Contact Points and civil society representatives; adopted regional standards for Roma integration policies; developed Roma integration monitoring and reporting standards and template that have been adopted by all the participating economies across the region. RI2020 has also delivered vital trainings for public officials from the priority policy areas and the offices of finance and statistics on monitoring and reporting on Roma integration; provided technical and expert assistance to assist governments to formulate and budget for action plans to implement integration policies; and organized high-level public discussions in each participating economy, and regional events to address the most pressing obstacles to effective policy making on Roma inclusion. All details are entailed in this monograph. 

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Guidelines for Roma Responsive Budgeting

Guidelines for Roma Responsive Budgeting

29 JAN 2019 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

The Guidelines for Roma Responsive Budgeting resulted from the work of the Intergovernmental Working Group for Roma Responsive Budgeting supported by the Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 Action Team. Applying these Guidelines will ensure that the governments of the Western Balkans incorporate and deliver specific Roma integration goals in their mainstream policy developments by establishing a link between these goals and public budgets, which is required for efficient integration of Roma.


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Potentials for Roma Employment in the Enlargement Region

Potentials for Roma Employment in the Enlargement Region

04 JAN 2019 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

This analysis of the employment policies towards Roma in the enlargement region served as an input to the Regional Conference “Innovative Approaches to Employment of Roma”, held in Budapest on 10 and 11 December 2018. Besides the analysis of the employment aspect of the existing Roma integration policies, this report contains the contributions, conclusions, and recommendations discussed at the conference.


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Roma Integration 2020 Brochure

Roma Integration 2020 Brochure

31 DEC 2018 |

The Roma Integration 2020 project, implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) with the financial support of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations, aims to contribute to reducing the socio-economic gap between the Roma and non-Roma population in the Western Balkans and Turkey and to strengthen the institutional obligations of governments to incorporate and deliver specific Roma integration goals in mainstream policy developments.

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Turkey Annual Report for 2017

Turkey Annual Report for 2017

08 NOV 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Turkey published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2018)

Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2018)

01 NOV 2018 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

Under the framework of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020), the third National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo*, jointly organized by the RI2020 Action Team and the Office of the Prime Minister was held in Pristina on 21  September 2018. This paper reflects the discussions and highlights the recommendations emerging from the discussions towards the institutions, with a view to contribute to more effective and efficient implementation of the Roma integration policy in Kosovo*.


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Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2018)

Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2018)

25 OCT 2018 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The third National Platform on Roma integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina was jointly organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) Action Team and the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees (MHRR) on 28 September 2018. This paper summarizes the expert observations by thematic priorities, along with the main points emerged from discussions and aims to assist the Government to further improve implementation of Roma Integration policies.


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Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Skopje (2018)

Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Skopje (2018)

15 OCT 2018 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The second National Platform on Roma Integration, jointly organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 Action Team and the Cabinet of the Minister without Portfolio responsible for the implementation of Strategy for Roma 2014-2020, held on 03 October 2018, was an opportunity to present the 2017 Monitoring Report, discuss the current status, challenges, and implementation priorities of Roma integration with the civil society. This paper summarizes the main discussion points and aims to assist the Government to improve implementation of their Roma Integration policies.


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Recommendations on Improving Roma Targeting in the Housing Policies of the Western Balkans

Recommendations on Improving Roma Targeting in the Housing Policies of the Western Balkans

09 OCT 2018 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

This brochure depicts the recommendations resulting from the Regional conference on ‘Holistic Approach to Housing of Roma in the Enlargement Region’ in May 2018, gathering more than 80 government officials in charge of Roma Integration from the Western Balkans and Turkey and other relevant stakeholders.


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Targeting Roma in Housing Policies of the Western Balkans - A legal overview

Targeting Roma in Housing Policies of the Western Balkans - A legal overview

09 OCT 2018 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

This publication in based on the results of the RCC's Roma Integration 2020 Regional Conference "Holistic Approach to Housing of Roma in the Enlargement Region", organized in May 2018, and the comparative legal analysis of housing legislation in the Western Balkans Region, with the purpose to encourage urgent action and prioritisation of housing for Roma in government policies in the region.


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Serbia Annual Report for 2017

Serbia Annual Report for 2017

06 SEP 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Serbia published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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Montenegro Annual Report for 2017

Montenegro Annual Report for 2017

06 SEP 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Montenegro published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Annual Report for 2017

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Annual Report for 2017

06 SEP 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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Kosovo* Annual Report for 2017

Kosovo* Annual Report for 2017

06 SEP 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Kosovo* published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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Albania Annual Report for 2017

Albania Annual Report for 2017

06 SEP 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Albania published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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Bosnia and Herzegovina Annual Report for 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina Annual Report for 2017

06 SEP 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Bosnia and Herzegovina published its Roma integration report for 2017.


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Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2018)

Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2018)

26 JUN 2018 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The third National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia was held on 26 June 2018 in Belgrade. It was organized jointly by the Roma Integration 2020 and the National Roma Contact Point in Serbia, and gathered around 60 participants from central and local institutions, civil society, Roma representatives and media to discuss the implementation of the Roma integration policy and propose the priorities for the upcoming period, including for the public budgeting cycle. The implementation of the policy was presented by the relevant institutions through the 2017 Progress Report prepared by the Government, which was followed by the discussion, with its key conclusions and recommendations presented in this paper. 


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Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2018)

Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2018)

15 JUN 2018 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The second National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania was jointly organized by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration 2020 Action Team and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP) on 11 June 2018. The policy brief reflects the discussions at the National Platform and is aimed to assist the Government of Albania in formulating more effective Roma integration policies and to serve as an entry point for defining the Operational Conclusions of the Roma Seminar for Albania on integration of Roma within the European Union (EU) accession process.


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Report from the Regional Conference Holistic Approach to Housing of Roma in the Enlargement Region (Bar, 2018)

Report from the Regional Conference Holistic Approach to Housing of Roma in the Enlargement Region (Bar, 2018)

01 JUN 2018 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

A two day conference “Holistic Approach to Housing for Roma in the Enlargement Region”, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) Action Team was held in Bar on 31 May and 1 June 2018. The first part of this report presents the conference's aim and background, followed by the overview of conference delivery. The report concludes with a list of the main conclusions, including recommendations and challenges identified.


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Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2018)

Policy Recommendations from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2018)

30 MAY 2018 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The third National Platform meeting on Roma Integration in Montenegro for 2018 was organized by the Regional Cooperation Council(RCC)’s Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) Action Team in close cooperation with the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro on 30 May 2018. It gathered more than 50 representatives of relevant ministries and other public authorities, local governments, foreign governments, intergovernmental and international organizations, including the Delegation of the European Union, as well as members of civil society organizations, who jointly reviewed the Progress Report for 2017 and engaged in the discussion, which resulted with conclusions presented in this Policy Brief. 


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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Annual Report for 2016

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Annual Report for 2016

08 MAY 2018 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia published its Roma integration report for 2016.


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Action Plan for Addressing Roma Issues in the Fields of Employment, Housing and Health Care 2017 - 2020 – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Action Plan for Addressing Roma Issues in the Fields of Employment, Housing and Health Care 2017 - 2020 – Bosnia and Herzegovina

06 MAR 2018 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The Action Plan for Addressing Roma Issues in the Fields of Employment, Housing and Health Care 2017 - 2020 specifies activities and tasks that Bosnia and Herzegovina are going to implement in the mentioned period, in accordance with the actual needs and available financial and other capacities.


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Report from the Regional Workshop Addressing Discrimination and Anti-Gypsyism in the Enlargement Region (Berlin, 2018)

Report from the Regional Workshop Addressing Discrimination and Anti-Gypsyism in the Enlargement Region (Berlin, 2018)

14 FEB 2018 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

A two-day workshop addressing discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in the enlargement region, organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) project was held in Berlin on 13 and 14 2018. This report first presents the conference aim and background, followed by an overview of its delivery. The report concludes with a list of the main conclusions, including recommendations and challenges identified.

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Report from the Regional Conference Filling in the Budget Gaps in Roma Integration Policies (Tirana, 2017)

Report from the Regional Conference Filling in the Budget Gaps in Roma Integration Policies (Tirana, 2017)

10 NOV 2017 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

The Regional Conference “Filling in the Budget Gaps in Roma Integration Policies” was organized in Tirana, Albania for the representatives of the governments from the Western Balkans and Turkey, bilateral and multilateral donors, international financial institutions and Roma civil society organizations. The conference was held on November 10th, 2017 and was attended by over 80 participants. This report provides discussion highlights and final conclusions and recommendations.


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Analysis of Priorities and Budgets of the Official Roma Integration Policies (2017)

Analysis of Priorities and Budgets of the Official Roma Integration Policies (2017)

10 NOV 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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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Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2017)

Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2017)

17 OCT 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* was held in Pristina on 17 October 2017. It was jointly organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) Action Team and the Office for Good Governance (OGG) of the Office of the Prime Minister. The National Platform brought together about 40 participants including representatives from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, and other line ministries and municipalities, civil society, NGOs working with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, and international community. This paper reflects the discussions and highlights the recommendations emerging from the discussions for the relevant institutions, with a view to contributing to a more effective and efficient implementation of Roma integration policies.



 


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Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2017)

Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2017)

25 SEP 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The second National Platform on Roma integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on 25 September 2017 in Sarajevo, at the premises of the European Union (EU) Delegation. Around 40 participants were present, including the representatives of the Roma Integration 2020 Action Team, the National Roma Contact Point and her team from the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, the EU Delegation, relevant institutions from central and local level of governance, civil society and representatives of the international organizations. The National Platform reviewed the 2016 progress report and the implementation of the 2015 operational conclusions, looking at the challenges and priorities for the upcoming period. This policy brief policy presents the recommendations from the Second National Platform meeting. 


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Report from the Roma Integration 2020 Task Force Meeting (Belgrade, 2017)

Report from the Roma Integration 2020 Task Force Meeting (Belgrade, 2017)

21 SEP 2017 |

Roma Integration 2020 Task Force is the steering body of the project, comprised of the National Roma Contact Points (NRCPs) from the participating governments, and representatives of the European Commission, Open Society Foundations and the Regional Cooperation Council. The meeting report includes discussions, decisions and plan for implementation of the following activities on the project.


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Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Turkey (Ankara, 2017)

Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Turkey (Ankara, 2017)

13 SEP 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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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Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2017)

Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2017)

10 JUL 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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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Serbia Annual Report for 2016

Serbia Annual Report for 2016

05 JUL 2017 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Serbia published its Roma integration report for 2016.


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Kosovo* Annual Report for 2016

Kosovo* Annual Report for 2016

05 JUL 2017 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Kosovo* published its Roma integration report for 2016.



* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.


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Turkey Annual Report for 2016

Turkey Annual Report for 2016

05 JUL 2017 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Turkey published its Roma integration report for 2016.


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Bosnia and Herzegovina Annual Report  for 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina Annual Report for 2016

05 JUL 2017 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Bosnia and Herzegovina published its Roma integration report for 2016.


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Albania Annual Report for 2016

Albania Annual Report for 2016

05 JUL 2017 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Albania published its Roma integration report for 2016.


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Montenegro Annual Report for 2016

Montenegro Annual Report for 2016

05 JUL 2017 | ANNUAL REPORTS

Using the regionally adopted methodology for monitoring and reporting under the Roma Integration 2020 project, Montenegro published its Roma integration report for 2016.


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Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2017)

Policy Recommendations from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2017)

13 JUN 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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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Action Plan for Implementation of the Strategy of Roma Inclusion 2017-2018 - Serbia

Action Plan for Implementation of the Strategy of Roma Inclusion 2017-2018 - Serbia

08 JUN 2017 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma Men and Women in Republic of Serbia 2016-25, for the period 2017-18, adopted on 08 June 2017 by the Government of the Republic of Serbia.


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Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2017)

Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2017)

23 MAY 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The National Platform meeting on Roma Integration, discussing the implementation of the National Action Plan for Integration of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 took place in Tirana, Albania, on 23 and 24 May 2017. The Platform, focusing on the five main priorities - education, employment, social protection, housing and health with the respective achievements and challenges – has been organized by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration 2020 Action Team (RCC’s RI2020) and Albanian Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth. It brought together about 90 participants including the Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, representatives from the line ministries, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Integration (staff of the NIPAC), the National Roma Contact Point (NRCP) Ms Xhafaj, numerous Roma Focal Points from different ministries and municipalities, civil society, international organizations and INGOs (UNDP, UNICEF Swiss Development Cooperation, Terre des Hommes, ARSIS). This report outlines key points of the discussions with conclusions and recommendations from the National Platform.


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Roma Integration 2020 Newsletter No. 1

Roma Integration 2020 Newsletter No. 1

22 MAY 2017 |

Welcome to the first issue of the Roma Integration 2020 project newsletter. From the beginning of the project we have focused on achieving the expected project results in effective, efficient and quality manner. It is time to start regularly updating you on these achievements. 


Roma Integration 2020 project, implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council and funded by the European Union and the Open Society Foundations, provides valuable technical and expert support to the governments of the Western Balkan and Turkey to achieve tangible results in their efforts of integration of Roma in their societies. We focus on proper Roma integration policy formulation, implementation, budgeting and monitoring. At the same time we strive to ensure Roma integration policy is duly embedded in the general socio-economic policies in the region, and within the EU integration process in general. 

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Report from the Regional Workshop Public Budgeting for Roma Integration Policies (Skopje, 2017)

Report from the Regional Workshop Public Budgeting for Roma Integration Policies (Skopje, 2017)

20 MAR 2017 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

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 an overview of the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. It also provides a regional overview of the main challenges faced when budgeting for Roma integration policies, as well as country specific recommendations and next steps to be undertaken in the forthcoming period. 


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Action Plan for the Implementation of Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 for 2017

Action Plan for the Implementation of Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 for 2017

15 MAR 2017 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The Action Plan for 2017 for the implementation of the Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro for 2016-2020 has been developed with the support of the Regional Cooperation Council's Roma Integration 2020 project, and has been adopted by the Government of Montenegro in March 2017.


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Roma Integration Public Policy in Albania - Background Paper

Roma Integration Public Policy in Albania - Background Paper

15 JAN 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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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Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2016)

Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2016)

15 JAN 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

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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Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2016)

Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2016)

15 JAN 2017 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 Action Team organized The First National Platform on 21 November 2016 in Pristina. The National Platform gathered around 50 participants representing various line ministries, civil society and international organizations as well as representatives from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. Representatives of line ministries dealing with education, employment, health, housing and civil registration were invited to present their priority measures for 2017 and discuss with the participants the measures outlines in the draft Strategy and Action Plan on Integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities 2017-2021.


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The Strategy Paper on Roma People 2016-2021 Action Plan - Turkey

The Strategy Paper on Roma People 2016-2021 Action Plan - Turkey

15 JAN 2017 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The Action Plan accompanying the Strategy for Roma integration of Turkey for the period 2016-2018.


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Report from the Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Reporting on Roma Integration (Vienna, 2016)

Report from the Regional Workshop on Monitoring and Reporting on Roma Integration (Vienna, 2016)

13 DEC 2016 | REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS

The Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 Action Team organized a regional workshop on Monitoring and Reporting on Roma Integration Policy within the framework of the Roma Integration 2020 project on 12-13 December 2016 in Vienna, Austria. This report provides detailed conclusions, recommendations and guidelines regarding the preparation of the reports on annual implementation of Roma integration public policies in the participating economies.


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The National Action Plan for Integration of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 - Albania

The National Action Plan for Integration of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 - Albania

02 DEC 2016 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The official policy framework of Albania for Roma integration for the period 2016– 2020.


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Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2016)

Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2016)

01 DEC 2016 | ROADMAPS & POLICY BRIEFS

The Regional Cooperation Council’s Roma Integration 2020 Action Team, in cooperation with the National Roma Contact Point of Montenegro,organized the 2016 Public Dialogue Forum on Roma integration policies on 01 December 2016 in Podgorica. The Forum was a dialogue opportunity with authorities of Western Balkan economies participating in the project, at which key stakeholders jointly worked on reviewing national strategies on Roma issues, envisaged concrete measures, their budgeting, implementation and monitoring.


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Template for Report on the Implementation of the Roma Integration Public Policy

Template for Report on the Implementation of the Roma Integration Public Policy

09 NOV 2016 | ANNUAL REPORTS

At the first Roma Integration 2020 Task Force meeting, its members, consisted of National Roma Contact Points from the participating economies, two civil society representatives from the region, and EC, OSF and RCC representatives, adopted standards for regional monitoring and reporting on their Roma integration policies. The monitoring and reporting template consists of four main parts: institutional structure, progress by priority areas, overview of annual budget and quantitative assessment of impact. Besides in English, the template can be downloaded in all local languages.


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Strategy for Inclusion of Roma and Ashkali Communities in the Kosovo* Society 2017-2021 - Kosovo*

Strategy for Inclusion of Roma and Ashkali Communities in the Kosovo* Society 2017-2021 - Kosovo*

03 NOV 2016 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The official policy framework of Kosovo* for Roma integration for the period 2017– 2021.


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Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro 2016 - 2020 - Montenegro

Strategy for Social Inclusion of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro 2016 - 2020 - Montenegro

02 OCT 2016 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The official policy framework of Montenegro for Roma integration for the period 2016– 2020.


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Strategy of Social Inclusion of Roma for the Period from 2016 to 2025 - Serbia

Strategy of Social Inclusion of Roma for the Period from 2016 to 2025 - Serbia

02 SEP 2016 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The official policy framework of the Republic of Serbia for Roma integration: Strategy for the Social Inclusion of Roma Men and Women in the Republic of Serbia for the Period 2016– 2025.


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Strategy for the Roma  2014 - 2020 - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Strategy for the Roma 2014 - 2020 - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

03 MAY 2016 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The official policy framework of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for Roma integration for the period 2014 – 2016.


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The Strategy Paper on Roma People
2016 – 2021 - Turkey

The Strategy Paper on Roma People 2016 – 2021 - Turkey

01 MAY 2016 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

The official policy framework of Turkey for Roma integration for the period 2016– 2021.


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Strategy for Resolving Problems of Roma - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Strategy for Resolving Problems of Roma - Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 JUL 2005 | STRATEGIES AND ACTION PLANS

In 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina for Resolving the Problems of Roma. To date, this strategy is in force, as it doesn't have limited time frame. 


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