Resolution on National Roma Integration Strategies adopted by the European Parliament

11.12.2020

EU flagsThe European Parliament adopted a Resolution on The Implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies, on the17th of September 2020. The Resolution is based on a report prepared by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and it puts forward recommendations for the post-2020 Roma inclusion strategy.

It is important to note that the resolution calls on the Commission to submit a legislative proposal for the Equality, Inclusion, Participation of Romani People and Combating Antigypsysm. The proposal should include „specific, comparable, achievable, binding and time-bound objectives to protect and improve the inclusion of Romani people, including those belonging to groups facing multiple discrimination, such as youth, women and girls, LGBTI persons and people with disabilities (…)”.

Of major importance is the fact that the resolution highlights the importance of acknowledging intersectional discrimination, so that „the EU and Member States should take action regarding the situation and the rights of individuals at the intersections of discrimination grounds in the EU, in particular women, LGBTI people, people with disabilities”.

 

The Resolution can be consulted here

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