Roma And The EU

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Roma And The EU

  1. 1. Roma and the EU Presentation by Ksenia Ivanova
  2. 2. The Roma Subject <ul><li>The European Union aims at promoting their full inclusion into society and their participation in the economy, in the labour market, in cultural life and in decision making. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>For more than one thousand years, the Roma have been an integral part of European civilisation. Today, with an estimated population of 10-12 million people , Roma are the biggest ethnic minority in Europe, present in all 27 EU Member States. Most Roma are EU citizens. </li></ul>http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=518&langId=en
  4. 4. Who are they? <ul><li>T he term &quot;Roma&quot; refers to a variety of groups of people who describe themselves as Roma, Gypsies, Travellers, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, as well as other titles . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>However, the situation is characterised by persistent discrimination and social exclusion. Roma are at risk of poverty, unemployment, stereotypes and prejudice . </li></ul>http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=518&langId=en&videosId=2444&vl=en
  6. 6. <ul><li>The European institutions and Member States have a joint responsibility to improve the social inclusion of Roma by using all the instruments and policies for which they have the respective competence.    </li></ul>
  7. 7. EU and Roma <ul><li>a strong legal framework to combat Roma discrimination , based among others, on article 13 of the Treaty of the European Community, the Directive 2000/43/EC on racial equality and the Directive 2000/78/EC prohibiting discrimination in employment and vocational training. Member States have the duty to translate these Directives into their own national legislations .  </li></ul><ul><li>stimulating the use of EU Structural Funds by EU Member States in order to support Roma inclusion.  </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>EURoma network composed of representatives from currently 12 Member States , to promote the use of Structural Funds to enhance the effectiveness of policies targeting the Roma and to promote their social inclusion.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Objectives <ul><li>S haring of strategies, initiatives and approaches, learning based on experience and best practices, and the dissemination and standardisation of such knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission and exchange of information, through internal and external communication channels </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual learning : sharing of approaches and strategies, identification and transfer of experiences, creation of a forum for the organisation and management of projects, development of common and transversal products. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How it works The Management Committee (MC) The Working Groups The Technical Secretariat decision-making body comprised of all Network members, the EC and the T S . The MC meets 2/Y and is hosted by a member state on a rotating basis. acts as Administrative and Communications Coordinator
  11. 11. The Working Groups <ul><li>to share specific information on concrete issues </li></ul><ul><li>to generate a pool of knowledge and instruments (assessment indicators, management tools, etc.) to standardise experiences and to transfer best practices ; </li></ul><ul><li>to propose and organise actions (seminars, conferences, study visits, awareness-raising actions, etc.) fostering specialisation and the training of key agents; </li></ul><ul><li>to provide non-Network member organisations an opportunity to participate in information sharing and other actions. </li></ul>Education Social Inclusion Employment
  12. 12. <ul><li>Second European Roma Summit </li></ul><ul><li>8th April 2010 Cordoba, Spain </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Sources <ul><li>All the information, videos and pictures source back to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=518&langId=en ( The EU site, The EU and Roma) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.euromanet.eu/ (The official EURoma site) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fotosearch.com/ (Foto Search Site) </li></ul>

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