The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015 is an unprecedented political commitment by European governments to eliminate discrimination against Roma and close the unacceptable gaps between Roma and the rest of society. The Decade focuses on the priority areas of education, employment, health, and housing, and commits governments to take into account the other core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming.

The Decade is an international initiative that brings together governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as Romani civil society.

The twelve countries currently taking part in the Decade are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain. Slovenia and the United States have observer status.

The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 operates according to Decade’s Terms of Reference. Principle operational elements of the Decade are: National Action Plans, policy coordination, exchange of experiences, revision and demonstration of progress, participation of Roma and provision of information and expert support.

The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 is not another new institution, bureaucracy, or fund. Participating governments must reallocate resources to achieve results, also aligning their plans with funding instruments of multinational, international, and bilateral donors.

More information on Decade at:

SARAJEVO: Conference on integrated housing and employment of Roma


The Decade Secretariat for Roma Inclusion, the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Decade Focal Point for B&H - Roma Information Center Kalisara, organised an international conference entitled "Integrated approach to social inclusion of the Roma through housing and employment." The international conference was organised in Sarajevo on 18 - 20 May. 


CSO meeting - DFP 2015


Young Roma organised a meeting today with CSOs dealing with integration of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro, within the framework of the project Decade Focal Point 2015. This project is supported by the Secretariat of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. 


DFP Networking meeting in Istanbul

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The fourth meeting of the DFP (Decade Focal Point) network, consisting of organizations from the Western Balkan countries, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary, was held in Istanbul from 20 - 25 April. Dženita Brčvak, representative of the NGO Young Roma, participated in the meeting.


The European Roma Platform - the way forward

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The ninth meeting of the European Roma Platform - The way forward took place in Brussels on 16 and 17 March 2015. Roma Platform brought together national governments, the EU, international organisations and Roma civil society representatives.




United we reach more!


Scholarships for Roma high school students




Roma in media