Documents

Policy Brief from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Skopje (2018)
Policy Briefs | 15 OCT 2018

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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Policy Brief from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2018)
Policy Briefs | 26 JUN 2018

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 Brief from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2018)
Policy Briefs | 15 JUN 2018

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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Policy Brief from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2018)
Policy Briefs | 30 MAY 2018

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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Analysis of Priorities and Budgets of the Official Roma Integration Policies (2017)
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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Report from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2017)
Policy Briefs | 17 OCT 2017

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 Forum 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 Paper from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo, 2017)
Policy Briefs | 25 SEP 2017

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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Policy Paper from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Turkey (Ankara, 2017)
Policy Briefs | 13 SEP 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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Policy Paper from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2017)
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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Policy Paper and Policy Brief from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2017)
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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Report from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2017)
Policy Briefs | 23 MAY 2017

The First Public Dialogue Forum in Albania was organized jointly with the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth in Tirana on 23 May 2017 under the framework of the Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration 2020 (RCC RI2020). The Forum 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 the key conclusions from the event. 

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Report and Policy Recommendations from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Kosovo* (Prishtina, 2016)
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 from the First National Platform Meeting on Roma Integration in Serbia (Belgrade, 2016)
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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Roma Integration Public Policy in Albania - Background Paper
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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Report from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Montenegro (Podgorica, 2016)
Policy Briefs | 01 DEC 2016

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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* 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.