Newsletter 10
Overview of key developments September-December 2011

EURoma European Network on Social Inclusion
and Roma under the Structural Funds
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The EURoma Network held its half-yearly meeting in the city of Budapest, hosted by the Hungarian partners. The meeting gathered some 70 participants, including Structural Funds Managing Authorities and public bodies in charge of Roma policies from the 12 Member States currently in the Network, as well as European Commission’s representatives and other relevant stakeholders, and EURoma Technical Secretariat.
6th Meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion

Under the theme “The role of stakeholders in making the EU Framework a success”, the Platform met on 17th-18th November. The use of Structural Funds for Roma integration was high on the agenda. 

Commission's Guide on EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies
Published by the Directorate-General Justice, the publication "Working together for Roma inclusion" provides guidance on the key elements of the EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies adopted in April.
Evaluating the European Social Fund support to Roma inclusion

European Commission's DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion released an evaluation of the ESF support for enhancing access to the labour market and the social inclusion of migrants and ethnic minorities, including Roma.

5th European Equality Summit looks at EU funds and Roma

The use of EU funds and Roma was one of the key topics discussed at the Equality Summit co-organised by the EU Polish Presidency and the European Commission on 14th-15th November in Poznan (Poland).

First Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion
Organised by the European Commission with the Polish EU Presidency, the first annual convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion was held on 17th-18th October in Krakow (Poland).
Summit of Mayors and Roma community: consolidating local and regional action for the integration of Roma

With the aim of addressing the situation of European Roma, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe organised a Summit of Mayors on Roma in Strasbourg (France) on 22nd September.

Commission unveils proposals for the next seven-year period of EU Structural Funds

On 6th October the European Commission adopted a legislative package setting the rules for the Union’s cohesion policy and its financial instruments in the 2014-2020 period. Social inclusion, the fight against poverty and social exclusion and the social aspects in general are reinforced in the proposals.

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Urban Forum 2012
Brussels (Belgium)
16th February 2012
Summit of Europe's regions and cities
Copenhagen (Denmark)
22nd-23rd March 2012
Networked regions and cities in times of fragmentation: Developing smart, sustainable and inclusive places'
Delft (Netherlands)
13th-16th May 2012
Newsletter cofunded by:
European Union Ministerio de Empleo
Technical Secretariat:
Fundación Secretariado Gitano
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