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The Committee

  • review the implementation of policies (national programmes and/or action plans) and identify good practices of member States concerning Roma and Travellers, with a view to promoting implementation of relevant Council of Europe standards and contributing to the European database on policies/good practices for the integration of Roma and Travellers;
  • exchange information, views and experience on member States’ policies and relevant measures for Roma and Travellers at national, regional and local level, in order to assist member States in the development and implementation of effective policies for Roma and Traveller integration, with due regard to the relevant standards and instruments of the Council of Europe and bearing in mind the specific situation in each member State;
  • prepare recommendations, advice and opinions for the Committee of Ministers, including ad hoc opinions on emerging issues requiring urgent attention;
  • draw up guidelines for the development and/or implementation of policies which promote the rights of the Roma and Travellers, taking into account the findings of the relevant monitoring and other mechanisms of the Council of Europe;
  • keep under review the situation of Roma and Travellers in member States without pursuing activities relating to monitoring;
  • prepare, review and evaluate its programme of activities and working methods and report back to the Committee of Ministers; receive reports and opinions from the relevant Council of Europe bodies and structures on any matter falling within these terms of reference;
  • support the implementation of relevant activities launched by the Council of Europe, particularly within the “Thematic Action Plan on the Inclusion of Roma and Travellers (2016-2019)” and follow its implementation;
  • integrate in its work the life-cycle approach;
  • take due account of a gender perspective and to promoting and protecting rights of persons with disabilities in line with the Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023 in the performance of its tasks;
  • ensure co-operation and synergies with the work of other international organisations active in this area, in particular with the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and relevant United Nations’ specialised agencies