Information on the Roma in the case of Romania

Romania recognises 18 national minorities, the Roma being the second largest one (approx. 620,000 people) after the Hungarian minority (approx. 1,200,000 people),
ccording to the 2011 Census of Population and Households. The public policy in Romania has put all the Roma in a stereotyped box named “vulnerable social group” even though the diversity inside the group is very high with a diverse range of needs and characteristics – there are approximately 40 different subgroups, most of them having emerged based on the occupation they had in the past. During the last 20 years, public policy targeting Roma has addressed the social needs of the Roma community, ignoring their culture and identity and the need to increase the group’s self-esteem and improve perception by the majority population.

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RCM 1 (2017-2020) Romania Reports:

Roma Civil Monitor (2017) Civil society monitoring report on implementation of the national Roma integration strategies in Romania: Focusing on structural and horizontal preconditions for successful implementation of the strategyENGLISH – ROMANIAN

Roma Civil Monitor (2018) Civil society monitoring report on implementation of the national Roma integration strategy in Romania: Assessing the progress in four key policy areas of the strategy ENGLISH – ROMANIAN

Roma Civil Monitor (2019) Civil society monitoring report on implementation of the national Roma integration strategy in Romania: Identifying blind spots in Roma inclusion policy  ENGLISH – ROMANIAN

Civil Society Monitoring Report on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy and Decade Action Plan in 2012 in RomaniaENGLISH

Roma Civil Monitor 2017-2020 country fiche: Romania