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22 March 2018

Question for oral answer O-000035/2018

to the Commission

Rule 128

Lívia Járóka

on behalf of the PPE Group

  Subject:  Implementation of and follow-up to the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies

The EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (EU FNRIS) was adopted in 2011 and runs until 2020. Despite the allocation of funds for projects and the efforts of different organisations working in this area, most mainstream programmes, including those covered by Structural Funds, have failed to reach out to the most disadvantaged. Therefore, the situation of Roma has not been significantly improved. This is mainly because of the lack of holistic, comprehensive, well designed, transparent, efficient and monitored projects, as well as structural anti-Gypsyism.

1.  What have been the biggest achievements of and challenges for the adopted Integration Strategies?

2.  How do you plan to achieve robust, quality-focused and strengthened monitoring in the implementation of Integration Strategies at EU and national level in the areas of education, employment, healthcare, housing and discrimination? What concrete steps and targeted actions will you take in order to fight anti-Gypsyism, eliminate segregation, tackle the multiple forms of discrimination faced by Roma women, close the unemployment gap between mainstream society and Roma, and fight Roma child mortality and the unlawful removal of Roma children from their parents and their placement into state care?

3.  What are the plans for the post-2020 EU FNRIS? What are the priorities at EU and national level? Is there a plan to include digital tools, e.g. in complaint mechanisms and in facilitating education?

Tabled: 22.3.2018

Forwarded: 26.3.2018

Deadline for reply: 2.4.2018

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