The Roma Integration 2020 project, implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) with the financial support of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations, aims to contribute to reducing the socio-economic gap between the Roma and non-Roma population in the Western Balkans and Turkey and to strengthen the institutional obligations of governments to incorporate and deliver specific Roma integration goals in mainstream policy developments.
Roma continuously face social exclusion, discrimination, segregation and marginalization. While the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 and the EU accession process established baseline policy processes, institutional arrangements and dialogue on Roma issues, impact remains limited. Reason is found in the isolation of the issues of Roma from mainstream public policies, budgeting, services and administration, which is the challenge Roma Integration 2020 project is designed to tackle.
Thus, Roma Integration 2020 strives to contribute to reduced socio-economic gap and strengthened institutional obligations, by providing technical assistance to participating governments to integrate Roma specific issues into: mainstream socio-economic policies; and national budget planning, spending and control.
Roma Integration 2020 beneficiaries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey.
For open positions within the team, all information available at https://www.rcc.int/vacancies
Vacancies are open until 30 January 2019.