Roma inclusion working group


The members of this group are committed to fighting discrimination and exploitation and fostering the inclusion of Europe's biggest minority through the exchange of experiences between cities and raising awareness of cities' importance within in the EU framework and national Roma inclusion strategies.

Our objectives for 2017 are:

  • exchanging good practice on Roma inclusion

  • influencing EU policy regarding non-discrimination (in countries of origin) and management of intra-European migration
  • raising awareness of EU institutions and national contact points towards integration of Roma from the city perspective on EU-mobility and Roma inclusion

  • building east-west cooperation on Roma inclusion

  • securing funding to help cities improve their policies on Roma inclusion

  • addressing the exploitative dimension of Roma exclusion

  • broadening the target group from mostly Roma migrants to include also "domestic" or national ethnic Roma.

  • attract more cities from Eastern Europe to join the working group on Roma inclusion and bring in more people from the target group.


Maaike Buyst

EUROCITIES staff contact

Bianca Faragau-Tavares
EUROCITIES Brussels Office
Policy advisor