EURoma is actively involved in relevant fora and initiatives of European institutions and organisations in connection with ESI Funds and Roma inclusion.
This involvement is crucial to advocate the importance of ESI Funds in the promotion of social inclusion, equal opportunities and non-discrimination of the Roma population and to call the attention on key aspects to achieve an efficient use of these funds.
Participation in expert/consultative groups
Including two consultative groups of the European Commission:
- Structured Dialogue with Experts on ESI Funds (Directorate-General Regional Policy), that gathers representatives from the European Commission Directorate-Generals dealing with ESI Funds.
- ‘Meetings with representatives of the civil society, international organisations and academics networks’ (Directorate-General Justice), which brings together these actors with representatives from the Directorate-Generals of relevance for Roma inclusion.
Contribution to consultative processes,
such as those on the future EU Frameworks for Roma inclusion and for ESI Funds.
European Parliament’s Report on EU Framework for National Strategies for Roma inclusion and equality
Elaborated by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), it aims to contribute to the ongoing discussions on the post-2020 EU Framework/National Strategies on Roma inclusion and equality by putting forward concrete recommendations addressed...
Commission’s ESI Funds’ partners group of experts reviews Cohesion policy’s response to COVID-19 crisis
EURoma and other partners also addressed the state-of-play and next steps of the negotiations and programming of the cohesion policy legislation (CPR, ESF+, ERDF...) for the 2021-2027 period and the implementation of the partnership principle. On 30 June,...
European Commission gathers Member States and civil society to discuss post-2020 EU Initiative on Roma Equality and Inclusion
EURoma´s Technical Secretariat participated in this consultation event and highlighted the need to improve the use and alignment of ESI Funds to continue strengthening policies for social inclusion, equality and non-discrimination for Roma. On 1 October, the...
On 21-22 May 2019, the Technical Secretariat of EURoma and representatives of some of the Network partner managing authorities took part in the annual conference of the European Social Fund (ESF) Transnational Platform. Financed by the European Commission, this...