Produced at the request of the LIBE and the EMPL Committee’s, it looks at aspects such as the alignment with legal, policy and financial instruments (including ESI Funds) and the coordination, consultation and monitoring structures under the framework at national and EU level.
In April 2020, the European Parliament released an implementation assessment study providing a review of the EU Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies (NRIS) up to 2020. It was produced by the Parliament’s Research Service at the request of the Committee for Civil Liberties. Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee for Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) to feed into the discussions regarding the post-2020 EU Framework/National Strategies for Roma inclusion and equality and in particular to assist Members and staff of the European Parliament in their parliamentary work.
- Provides a synthesis of evaluations and opinions of the EU Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies (NRIS), focusing both on the architecture of this instrument and on the national policy measures that have been put in place in the main policy areas under the framework.
- Shares an appreciation of the coordination, consultation and monitoring structures under the framework at EU and national levels, including the National Roma Contact Points (NRCPs) and the way they work in practice. EURoma Network is mentioned as one of the coordination mechanisms supporting the EU framework at EU level.
- Looks at the framework’s interplay with other EU legal, funding and policy instruments. As regards the financial instruments, it pays particular attention to the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), notably the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund-Cohesion Fund (ERDF-CF), considered as the main EU financial tools to support social inclusion measures in general, including measures promoting Roma inclusion.
- Reviews the main policy objectives (employment, education, health and housing) and the effect the framework has had on anti-discrimination and anti-gypsyism.