Roma Civil Monitor - About

This is the project website of the pilot project ‘Capacity building for Roma civil society and strengthening its involvement in the monitoring of national Roma integration strategies’.

The pilot project is managed by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG Justice). It is coordinated by the Central European University (CEU), Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), in partnership with the European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (ERGO), the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) and the Roma Education Fund (REF), and will be implemented with active participation of around 90 NGOs from 27 member states (Malta is not part of the pilot project as there is no Roma community).

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 main activities of the pilot project include

  • Selection of NGOs;
  • Capacity building;
  • Development of monitoring reports;
  • Dissemination of monitoring reports;
  • Networking of NGOs.