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:

Meeting with DG NEAR


Representatives of the Decade Focal Point Network and the Secretariat of the Decade had a meeting with Ms Marta Garcia Fidalgo, coordinator for Roma issues in the Directorate General for EU Neighbourhood Policy and the Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), with whom they discussed the future participation of civil society in the new initiative for the integration of Roma.


Presentation of the Decade Intelligence Report


Decade Secretariat Foundation and the NGO Young Roma from Herceg Novi organised meeting today at the Hotel Ramada in Podgorica on the occasion of the presentation of the Decade Intelligence Report.


SKOPJE: Decade Focal Points meeting


Representatives of NGO Young Roma, Samir Jaha and Dženita Brčvak, participated at the 4th meeting of the network of Decade Focal Point organizations, which was held in Skopje from 19 to 21 November.


Workshop: Inclusive education without discrimination


International Workshop on Inclusive Education without Discrimination was organised on November 17-18, 2014 in Sarajevo. The workshop was organised by the Decade Trust Fund and several international and local partners as Kali Sara Roma Information Center, UNICEF, OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Caritas supported and co-financed the workshop.




United we reach more!


Scholarships for Roma high school students




Roma in media