Habitat contributes to the civil society Roma reports

In June 2013, the Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat released the civil society monitoring reports on the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade of Roma Inclusion National Action Plans.

In the reports, civil society coalitions supplement or present alternative information to Decade Progress Reports submitted by participating governments in the Decade of Roma Inclusion and to any reports submitted by state parties to the European Commission on implementation of their national strategies. This report is not meant to substitute for monitoring and quantitative evaluation by state authorities but to channel civil society knowledge into national and European policy processes and reflect on the quality and outcomes of government measures.

The recommendation part of the reports encourages a focus on the four areas where EU leaders signed up to common goals for Roma integration: access to education, employment, healthcare and housing. For putting together the targeted actions, it is important to allocate not only EU but national, private and third sector funds to Roma inclusion.

Habitat for Humanity contributed its expertise by verifying housing sections of the country submissions and advised on the report from Hungary.

You can read the full report here.