EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014: Study on Roma inclusion 2013 - Final report

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EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014: Study on Roma inclusion 2013 - Final report

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Study on Roma inclusion under the 2009-2014 funding period. The study was conducted by Creda Consulting and was published in May 2013.

Main findings:

  • Roma inclusion was not an explicit donor priority and request for the implementation of the 2004-2009 EEA and Norway Grants. Roma inclusion has graduated into a horizontal priority in the programming of the EEA and Norway Grants 2009–2014, backed up by new and expanding strategic partnerships.
  • Most of the programmes in the 2009-2014 Financial Mechanism were defined in direct negotiations with the governments and they largely reflect the level of their willingness to address Roma issues.
  • Whether the potential for substantial contributions to Roma inclusion will be unleashed will depend on (a) effective outreach to Roma communities; (b) development of common standards on “Roma targeted measures”; (c) exchange of information, and (d) clear outcome-oriented approach to Roma inclusion.