Beyond Rhetoric offers recommendations to the European Commission based on the vast experience of the Open Society Foundations in promoting Roma participation and integration, empowering Roma civil society and combating anti-Roma prejudice. It also includes country-specific recommendations, solicited from independent experts, covering five EU member states that participate in the Decade of Roma Inclusion.
The European Commission is putting forward a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, which will help guide national Roma policies and mobilise funds available at EU level to support inclusion efforts.
A new paper “Preventing Social Exclusion through the European 2020 Strategy. Early Childhood Development and the Inclusion of Roma Families.” was written for the purpose of the 4th Meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion, co-organised by the Belgian presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission (Brussels, December 13th, 2010).
Segregation of Roma students takes place in Slovakia and the government still has not changed the situation in practice, said the authors of “Answers to Questions Concerning the (Un)Segregation of Roma Pupils in the Slovak Education System” on March 28 as reported by the TASR newswire.