The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015 is an unprecedented political commitment by European governments to eliminate discrimination against Roma and close the unacceptable gaps between Roma and the rest of society. The Decade focuses on the priority areas of education, employment, health, and housing, and commits governments to take into account the other core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming.

The Decade is an international initiative that brings together governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as Romani civil society.

The twelve countries currently taking part in the Decade are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain. Slovenia and the United States have observer status.

The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 operates according to Decade’s Terms of Reference. Principle operational elements of the Decade are: National Action Plans, policy coordination, exchange of experiences, revision and demonstration of progress, participation of Roma and provision of information and expert support.

The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 is not another new institution, bureaucracy, or fund. Participating governments must reallocate resources to achieve results, also aligning their plans with funding instruments of multinational, international, and bilateral donors.

More information on Decade at:

New project - Literacy program of adult Roma in Herceg Novi

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The Commission for Allocation of Funds to Non-Governmental Organizations of the Municipality of Herceg Novi made a decision to support the project of our organization entitled "Basic Literacy Program for Adult Roma in Herceg Novi". The cooperation agreement between the NGO Young Roma and the Municipality of Herceg Novi was signed on 11 August 2015.


Foundation laid for establishing the Regional Roma Council


Western Balkan Decade Focal Points (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) have gathered in the end of July in Belgrade to work on the establishment of a new regional network - Regional Roma Council, whose aim is to ensure participation of Roma civil society in the EU programs to come, as it was the aim of the Decade.


Quarter meeting with NGO sector


Today, Ministry for Human and Minority Rights held a meeting with representatives of fifteen NGOs dealing with the protection and promotion of minority rights. One of the regular activities of the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights is a cooperation with non-governmental sector, exchange of opinions and suggestions regarding the promotion and protection of human and minority rights.


Press Release on Reporting on Roma Strategy

Group of NGOs dealing with integration of Roma and Egyptians met on 15 May with the aim to review the Annual Report on implementation of the Strategy for improving the position of Roma and Egyptians in Montenegro in 2014. The meeting was organized by Young Roma as part of its regular activities within the project Decade Focal Point.




United we reach more!


Scholarships for Roma high school students




Roma in media