Second Ministerial Meeting on Roma Integration held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 28 Jun 2021
The Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council Roma Integration project hosted the second follow up ministerial meeting on Roma integration on 28 June 2021, in Sarajevo.
During the ministerial meeting, the discussions focused on the implementation of the Conclusions of the Ministerial Meeting on Roma Integration in Tirana, which was held in October last year, and the overall progress on implementation of the targets specified in the Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process (Poznan Declaration) in the first two years since its adoption.
The meeting brought together a number of high officials, representatives of the European Union, ministers responsible for Roma integration from the Western Balkans region, representatives of the Regional Cooperation Council, officials from the Western Balkans Prime Minister's Offices, national Roma contact points and civil society representatives to discuss primarily the topics of housing, civil registration, as well as the data collection and monitoring.
Particular focus was given to the topics of Green Agenda and Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans, and how to ensure that Roma citizens also benefit from measures and actions planned within these agendas.
The conclusions of the Second Ministerial meeting are integrated in the chair’s conclusions of the “Berlin Process” Summit organized by the Federal Republic of Germany on 05 July 2021.