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Joint CoE/EC Programmes
  Dosta! Campaign
Training session for Lawyers


Committee of Experts (MG-S-ROM)
Coordinator for Roma issues
European Roma and Travellers Forum


Thematic reports and Documentation
Council of Europe Jurisprudence on Roma




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Joint CoE/EC Programmes

Enhancing the domestic capacity to devise, implement and monitor National Action Plans for Roma, and countering negative stereotyping faced by Roma people, Moldova and Ukraine

The project “Enhancing the domestic capacity to devise, implement and monitor National Action Plans for Roma, and countering negative stereotyping faced by Roma people” is the fourth joint action of the Council of Europe and European Commission. It aims to provide assistance to Governments and Roma NGOs from Moldova and the Ukraine, in order to improve their planning, implementation and monitoring processes of the National Action Plans for Roma by providing training and consulting. All of this will be accomplished within the background of the European “Dosta!” campaign of the Council of Europe on anti-discrimination and fighting negative prejudices and stereotypes against Roma.

Soon available - Interim narrative report
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Advancing equality, tolerance and peace: Equal rights and treatment for Roma in South Eastern Europe

During the last decade Roma populations, particularly those in South Eastern Europe, have been hit by instability and turmoil. They have often  been the victims of forced migration and are still today refugees or displaced persons. Their already precarious social and economic situation  has been deteriorating throughout this period with serious consequences on education of children and employment.

Although in most cases Governments have recognised the need to improve the situation of the Roma, a comprehensive policy involving all relevant actors, and first of all the Roma themselves, has usually been lacking. In addition, there is often confusion over monitoring and its many forms, whether internal or external, local or international. As such, monitoring is often absent from the text of national programmes/action plans and the measures taken to address it may be inappropriate. Furthermore, very often deep-rooted prejudices and discrimination practices among the local authorities and the local population are one of the main factors contributing to implementation failure.

It was in this context that the Council of Europe and the OSCE-ODIHR, together with the financial support of the European Commission, decided to jointly address these issues within the framework of two Joint Projects, carried out from 2001 to 2005 (see 2003-2005: Roma under the Stability Pact II). These projects aimed to assist the participating countries in the process of drafting, adopting and implementing the National Strategies through the following objectives:

1. Component 1: Improvement of participative monitoring and evaluation methodology;
2. Component 2 : Ensuring transparency and visibility of national programmes/action plans for Roma through improved communication channels and an awareness-raising campaign;
3. Component 3: Evaluation of the two previous joint programmes for Roma and mid-term and final evaluation of the third one

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Calendar of activities
Activities per region/country
Evaluation of the impact of the two previous joint programmes “Council of Europe/OSCE-ODIHR/EC “Roma under the Stability Pact I” and “European Commission/Council of Europe/OSCE-ODIHR Project “Roma under the Stability Pact II”

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  Project manager: Ivana D'Alessandro

Last update: December 2008