Sigh for Support ROMA
European countries have a responsibility to address the discrimination and social exclusion of the Roma both on national and EU level. Over the last 10 years, the EU established a framework for greater protection against racism and racial discrimination for Roma. Several important legislative developments, such as the Directive 2000/43/EC (Racial Equality Directive), the Framework decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Lisbon Treaty were put into effect.
To ensure the effective coordination of the efforts of the national Roma integration strategies and initiatives, a European Non-Governmental Network for Roma, Gypsy and Travelers Support needs to be set up that will promote support the exchange of experience and cooperation to achieve integration in the fields of education, employment, health care and housing of Roma people
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