Institutional Structure

Each participating economy has designated a National Roma Contact Point (NRCP) - relevant high level official responsible for the overall coordination of Roma integration policies - according to the European Commission proposed Terms of Reference. The project assists the participating economies to establish and maintain an inter-disciplinary body consisted of public officials responsible for education, employment, health, housing, civil registration, finances, statistics and other relevant areas, as well as representatives of the Roma community. These bodies meet regularly to coordinate, monitor and steer the Roma integration policies. The project Action Team and the EU Delegation representatives attend these meetings.

The following are the designated National Roma Contact Points from each of the governments participating in the Roma Integration 2020 project:

Economy

National Roma Contact Point

Position

Albania

Ms. Merita XHAFAJ

General Director for Social Policies, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Saliha DJUDERIJA

Assistant Minister, Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees 

Kosovo*

Mr. Habit HAJREDINI

Director, Office for Good Governance/Office of the Prime Minister of Kosovo*

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Mr. Aksel AHMEDOVSKI

Minister without portfolio responsible for the implementation of the Strategy for the improvement of the situation of Roma

Montenegro

Mr. Leon GJOKAJ

General Director, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights

Serbia

Mr. Nenad IVANISEVIC

Special Adviser for Roma Integration to the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure

Turkey

Mr. Emre ERTEKİN

General Directorate of Family and Community Services, Department of Social Inclusion, Ministry of Family and Social Policy


* 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.