Roma Integration 2020
The Roma Integration 2020 project was launched and implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council, with the financial support of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations.
Our goal is to contribute to reducing the socio-economic gap between the Roma and non-Roma populations in the Western Balkans and Turkey, and to combat discrimination against Roma in the region. We strive to support tangible results for Roma by assisting the enlargement region governments to define and implement specific targets in education, employment, housing and health. These targets are also enclosed in the Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process that was endorsed at a high-level ministerial event held in Poznan in July 2019.
We work closely with governments and state institutions, equipping them to deliver equal-quality public services to Roma and ensuring that targeted and mainstream public investments reach Roma communities. In addition, we also support dialogue on Roma integration among local institutions, civil society, and relevant international organisations.