This report aims to identify the lessons learnt during the 2007-2013 programming period in order to turn them into policy recommendations for the 2014-2020 period. Specifically, it has a two-fold objective:

  • Take stock of the use made of Structural Funds for Roma inclusion during the 2007-2013 programming period in the eight countries participating in the EURoma+ Network. It analyses how countries have addressed issues such as the managing model and approach to Roma inclusion, implementation mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation and consultation with and participation of stakeholders and others. It focuses mostly on the principle advances made and the limitations and difficulties encountered in each of these areas and how countries are tackling them.
  • Make proposals and recommendations for the 2014-2020 programming period both for the planning process and implementation, based on mutual learning and prior experience of the different countries as well as the lessons learnt during the current programming period (i.e. work done by the EURoma Network).