Full participation and involvement of Romani communities, including through Romani civil society, is one of the commitments made within the Decade.
As enshrined in the Decade’s Terms of Reference, Romani civil society is entitled to participate actively in the Decade process including in decision making, contribute to effective implementation of the National Decade Action Plans by initiating dialogue between the local authorities and local Romani communities, communicate the goals and objectives of the Decade to the Romani population, actively participate and offer its input and expertise in implementation and monitoring at the national level of the National Decade Action Plans, and ensure the participation of Roma to the broadest possible extent in the Decade process at the national level.
Specifically, Romani civil society is represented at the International Steering Committee meeting – the governing body of the Decade on the international level.
The Decade Secretariat provides grants to selected country Decade Focal Points, which should provide for achievement of the following principle activities:
- contributing to the international Decade information system
- disseminating Decade and EU Framework related information on the national level
- supporting international partners’ work on national level
- conducting national advocacy
After an open call the Secretariat of the Decade has chosen 12 points for the Decade Focal Points in 2012, representatives of the Decade Focal Point in the countries of the Decade.
Here is the list of representatives:
Mr. Skender Veliu
Union for Development and Integration of Roma Minority Amaro Drom
Rr.Sulejman Pasha P.2 / Sh.3
Phone: +355 42231 391
Ms. Bibijana Papo
Member of the Executive Board
Roma National Council (RNC)
10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 580 2699
Mr. Daniel Radulescu
Roma Centre for Health Policies - SASTIPEN
76, Mircea cel Batran Str. Sector 5,
Phone: + 40 21 456 0321
Mr. Fabian-Daniel Sánchez-García
Asociación Nacional Presencia Gitana
Phone: + 34 91373 6207