European_Commission_1160 x 650On 29 June 2016, the European Commission published its annual evaluation of progress made in the area of Roma inclusion across Europe (with a main focus on EU Member States). The report provides an overview of the Commission’s role in supporting Member States and its key actions, followed by a more in-depth analysis of the state of play in EU Member States. Building on the EU Framework for National Roma Strategies, it discusses to what extent progress has been made in areas such as health, education, employment, housing and the availability of funding. The report also mentions key priorities for future action such as addressing Anti-Gypsyism, developing data collection, preventing evictions on the basis of ethnic origin, and eliminating segregation in education and housing.

The report is accompanied by a ‘Staff Working Document’ which explores positive projects and approaches for each of the thematic areas mentioned above. Several Eurodiaconia members are mentioned as contributors to the report (p 22-23).

Find the report here (EN).