A Union of Equality: EU Roma strategic framework for equality, inclusion and participation

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Series Details COM (2020) 620
Publication Date 07/10/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 7 October 2020, setting out a strategic framework aimed at supporting the Roma population in the European Union (EU) for the period 2020-2030.

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This Communication sets out a new EU Roma strategic framework, comprising seven key areas of focus: equality, inclusion, participation, education, employment, health and housing. The Commission established new targets and recommendations for Member States on how to achieve them, and both are to become important tools to monitor progress.

The new framework builds upon the previous EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies for the period 2011-2020. It draws on the findings from the evaluation of the previous framework, consultations, annual assessments of the implementation of national strategies and analysis of the reasons for the limited effectiveness of past measures. It also complements the EU anti-racism action plan 2020-2025.

The Communication was published alongside a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Roma equality, inclusion and participation.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:620:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
EUObserver, 08/10/2020: Why EU's new Roma strategy is welcome, but toothless https://euobserver.com/opinion/149677

Euronews, 07/10/2020: New EU framework 'will not solve' plight of Roma people in Europe, says activist https://www.euronews.com/2020/10/07/new-eu-framework-will-not-solve-plight-of-roma-people-in-europe-says-activist
Politico, 07/10/2020: Jourová: Lack of support for Roma a ‘scar on Europe’s conscience’ https://www.politico.eu/article/eu-commission-vice-president-vera-jourova-lack-of-support-for-roma-scar-on-europe-conscience/
EurActiv, 07/10/2020: Commission’s Roma strategy sets minimum goals to be achieved by decade’s end https://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/commissions-roma-strategy-sets-minimum-goals-to-be-achieved-by-decades-end/

EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)530: Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2020:530:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 07/10/2020: Commission launches new 10-year plan to support Roma in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1813
European Commission: Press remarks by Vice-President Jourová - EU Roma strategic framework for Equality, Inclusion and Participation (7 October 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1854
European Commission: Press remarks by Commissioner Dalli - EU Roma strategic framework for Equality, Inclusion and Participation (7 October 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_1855

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