Followingindex on the ‘Decade of Roma Inclusion’ (2005-2015), the Open Society Foundations and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) are now launching ‘Roma Integration 2020’, a transnational project aimed at reducing the socio-economic gap between the Roma and non-Roma population and at strengthening the institutional obligations of governments to incorporate and deliver specific Roma integration goals in mainstream policy developments.

In line with this, Roma Integration 2020 aims to assist national governments to integrate Roma specific policy measures into: (1) mainstream socio-economic policies and public service delivery; (2) national budget planning. Roma Integration 2020 project activities include direct assistance, technical support and policy clinics for governments, public dialogue forums, regional policy workshops, annual review of reports, and participation at EU and RCC relevant processes.

The Roma Integration 2020 participants are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. An official launch event is taking place in Brussels on 9 June. For more information, please contact Ms Rada Krstanovic at