Decade of ROMA Inclusion 2005 – 2015

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The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015 is an unprecedented political commitment by European governments to improve the socio-economic status and social inclusion of Roma. The Decade is an international initiative that brings together governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as Romani civil society, to accelerate progress toward improving the welfare of Roma and to review such progress in a transparent and quantifiable way. The Decade focuses on the priority areas of education, employment, health, and housing, and commits governments to take into account the other core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming … (about 1/2).

News; Publications; Newsletter; Video; Events; Decade Watch; Funding;
Address: Decade of Roma Inclusion, Secretariat Foundation, Károly krt. 11, 8th floor, H-1075 Budapest, Hungary;

About 2/2: … The idea of the Decade emerged from “Roma in an Expanding Europe: Challenges for the Future,”  a high-level regional conference on Roma held in Budapest, Hungary, in 2003. 

Prime Ministers of the first eight participating governments signed the Declaration of the Decade of Roma Inclusion in Sofia, Bulgaria, on February 2, 2005.

The twelve countries currently taking part in the Decade are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain. All of these countries have significant Roma minorities, and the Roma minority has been rather disadvantaged, both economically and socially. Each of these countries has developed a national Decade Action Plan that specifies the goals and indicators in the priority areas. A thirteenth country, Slovenia, has observer status.

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