Task Force and High Level Meetings

National Roma Contact Points from each participating economy, two regional delegates of the Roma civil society, and representatives of the European Commission, the Open Society Foundations and the Regional Cooperation Council comprise the Task Force of the Roma Integration 2020. The Task Force steers the project. It meets annually to discuss the project progress and the context in the region, to agree on upcoming activities, main topics and issues to be tackled, and to set operational directions for the implementation of the project and Roma integration policies at regional level.


Fourth Task Force Meeting: Housing is essential to one's sense of dignity, safety, and inclusion

The RCC’s Roma Integration 2020 project held its fourth Task Force meeting in Belgrade on 12 and 13 December 2019. The key stakeholders of the project reviewed the status of activities in the seven participating economies, discussed the status of implementation of the Declaration of the ...


Roma Declaration – A new Energy for Regional Cooperation

The Ministers of economy, interior and foreign affairs of the economies participating in the Berlin Process will meet in Poznan on 4 and 5 July 2019. The Summit will also be attended by representatives of the European Commission (EC), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ...


Third Task Force meeting: Enlargement region expressed will to secure equal opportunities, development and non-discrimination of Roma community

Skopje – Governments of the EU Enlargement region agreed to work on a Regional Declaration on Roma and EU enlargementat the Third Task Force meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Roma Integration 2020 (RI2020) project, held in Skopje. They also agreed to continue and ...


Second Task Force meeting: Budgeting in the region to be improved to reflect measures for integration of Roma

Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) Roma Integration 2020 Action Team (RI2020) is given the mandate to work with the governments on developing regional standards for budgeting Roma Integration policies and mainstream budgeting responsible to Roma integration, at the RI2020 Task Force meeting ...


First Task Force meeting: Regional standards for reporting on progress, outcomes and budget for Roma integration

The Roma Integration 2020 Action Team organized the first Task Force meeting of the Roma Integration 2020 project. The Task Force, which is composed of the National Roma Contact Points from the participating economies, two civil society representatives, the European Commission DG NEAR, ...


High Level Launch Event: Before accession, countries will need to prove tangible progress on Roma inclusion

Brussels - The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the European Commission (EC) jointly launched the “Roma Integration 2020” initiative today in Brussels. The event brought together Roma integration policy leaders from the Western Balkans and Turkey, ...


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