The EESC civil society prize on the theme "The integration of Roma"

Over the years, the European Union and international organisations such as the Council of Europe and the World Bank have taken numerous initiatives to improve the situation of the Roma, the biggest ethnic minority in Europe. Still, the Roma population largely remains socially excluded.


OSF - Assisting Communities to Access EU Funds for Inclusion

National governments in Europe can greatly enhance the implementation of their National Roma Integration Strategies and social inclusion more broadly. One proven way of doing this is by providing assistance to local authorities and organizations to access and implement projects financed by European Structural and Investment Funds.

Zoni Weisz at the 3r Roma Summit © European Commission

3rd Roma Summit - Brussels, 4 April 2014

On 4th of April, the European Commission organised the 3rd Roma Summit in Brussels – the first high profile meeting since the creation of the EU framework for national Roma integration strategies in 2011.


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