Work and Equal Opportunities

Redhouse NET

Redhouse NET - Romani people and Educational and Housing policies: key links to share

During the last decade, the improvement of the living conditions of EU Romani citizens has progressively turned into a priority for the EU. The most recent step in this direction is represented by the call of the EC to 'National Roma Integration Strategies' (COM/2011/173/4). Hereby, the EC accepted to play a stronger role in coordinating the action of Member States, resting the primary responsibility for Roma integration with the national governments. These were requested to prepare or revise their National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS) by the end of 2011.

Within this policy context the project aimed at:
(i) reinforcing the commitment of all relevant actors for the integration of Roma trough the creation and expansion of a solid EU Network for the mutual policy learning and cooperation;
(ii) raising the awareness of decisional actors (i.e. policy makers, bureaucrats and public servants) vis-á-vis the most successful practices of coordination in the areas of education, housing and empowerment towards EER;
(iii) improving the capacity of the actors involved in the Network to implement in their territories successful actions of coordination in these fields, providing them with specific inputs, methodological tools and useful knowledges for the development of better policy frameworks;
(iv) monitoring and advocating the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies towards EER migrants in countries of the project partners.


Section: Work and Equal Opportunities


Type: Research

Program: LLP KA1

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 10/2012 - 07/2014

Project Duration: 22 months