Roma Civil Monitor: civil society monitoring reports available for Bulgaria, Czechia, Romania and Slovakia
The Roma Civil Monitor pilot project was initiated by the European Parliament and managed by the European Commission. It is coordinated by the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University (CEU CPS), in partnership with the European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO), the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Fundacion Secretariado Gitano (FSG) and the Roma Education Fund (REF), and it is implemented with the active participation of over 90 diverse NGOs from 27 EU member states.
The objective of the pilot project is to contribute to strengthening the monitoring mechanisms of the implementation of the national Roma integration strategies through systematic civil society monitoring. The additional value of civil society monitoring comes from the independent status and the field experience of participating NGOs. The pilot project aims to enhance civil society monitoring in two key ways: by developing the policy monitoring capacities of civil society actors, and by supporting the preparation of high-quality, comprehensive annual civil society monitoring reports.
The first monitoring cycle has reviewed key structural preconditions of successful implementation: fighting discrimination and antigypsyism, governance and overall policy framework (including Roma participation, coordination structures, use of European and Structural Funds) and for the countries with largest Roma communities (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia) also the impact of mainstream education policies on Roma. The next monitoring cycle of reports will focus on the key policy areas of education, employment, healthcare and housing.
Civil Society Monitoring Report on Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy in Bulgaria (Download)
Civil Society Monitoring Report on Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy in the Czech Republic (Download)
Civil Society Monitoring Report on Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy in Romania (Download)
Civil Society Monitoring Report on Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy in Slovakia (Download)