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30 Dec 11

Promoting the social inclusion of Roma.
Promoting the social inclusion of Roma.

Authors: FRAZER Hugh, MARLIER Eric.

Abstract: Roma in the EU face unacceptable levels of poverty and social exclusion and are victims of extensive discrimination. At the same time, this cannot be divorced from the wider problem of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination that affects many other groups. Also, the current economic crisis and austerity measures which hit the most vulnerable hardest are worsening the situation. There is an urgent need to break this cycle of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination. The European Commission’s 2011 Communication, An EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020, has launched a process to achieve this and this Synthesis Report is intended to assist this process. It is based on individual country reports prepared by members of the EU Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion which examine the situation of Roma.

The report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of existing policies and programmes and then outlines the key elements that should inform National Roma Integration Strategies if they are to be effective. It also contains a series of suggestions for advancing future work at national and EU level on promoting the social inclusion of Roma.

Reference: FRAZER Hugh, MARLIER Eric. Promoting the social inclusion of Roma . CEPS/INSTEAD, 2011, European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion n°2011-03, 104 p.

Linked publications
FRAZER Hugh, MARLIER Eric
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2013, European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion n°2013-01, 96 p.
FRAZER Hugh, MARLIER Eric
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2011, European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion n°2011-02, 16 p.
FRAZER Hugh, MARLIER Eric
CEPS/INSTEAD, 2010, European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion n°2010-02, 64 p.