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City guidelines – Developing an integrated city plan for Roma inclusion

26 March 2020

Throughout Europe, Roma are facing discrimination and unequal access to vital services. They often experience low levels of education which,  unemployment or precarious jobs which put them at higher risk of poverty, lack of decent housing situations and worrying health conditions.

Our city practitioners produced a set of guidelines to support other cities interested in developing an integrated city plan for Roma inclusion. Experiences from cities (in particular Braga, Ghent, Gothenburg, Grenoble, and Turin) are followed by essential activities and success factors that should be considered to develop an integrated city plan for Roma inclusion. The recommendations address:

  • How to ensure proper mapping and monitoring of the situation
  • How to develop an inclusive participatory approach
  • How to establish an integrated framework of action
  • How to secure a long-term vision

City guidelines – Integrated city plan for Roma inclusion

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