Approaches of the Roma Youth Action Plan
Double mainstreaming – ensuring the inclusion of youth issues in Roma policies and programmes, and, on the other, that of Roma youth issues into youth policies. This process is indispensable in order to make sure that Roma-youth-specific issues are effectively considered by all actors concerned.
Capacity building of Roma youth – strengthening the competences of Roma youth leaders and organisations, and others working with young Roma, as a way of supporting the autonomy and participation of young Roma people as well as the sustainability of Roma-youth-led projects.
Youth participation – from local to European – involving Roma young people in all processes related to them and ensuring that they play an active role in shaping Roma and youth policies. The promotion of the participation of young Roma people at national and local levels is a priority, which implies also supporting co-operation with non-Roma partners and organisations.