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Adottati on 12/12/2018

A large number of Roma women and girls continue to face multiple discrimination in various areas, ranging from health to employment and education, amongst others. They also have limited opportunities to influence the policies that most concern them. The EESC emphasises the importance of their involvement, with programmes aimed at Roma women foreseeing a majority of Roma women in their planning and implementation. The EESC calls for an end to segregated education and for the abolition of health practices which infringe ethical standards.

Parere del CESE: The situation of Roma women (Exploratory opinion from the European Parliament)

Adottati on 14/11/2012
Sessione plenaria: 
484 -
Nov 14, 2012 Nov 15, 2012

The findings of the study commissioned by the EESC and carried out in 27 Member States show that there is widespread frustration and distrust among the Roma community and civil society organisations. It seems that the National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIs) have not met the growing expectations of the Roma.
The instruments and resources available appear insufficient to compensate for the continuing negative impact of discrimination and exclusion. The EESC feels that a rights-based approach is needed and emphasises that organised civil society, including Roma organisations and lobbies, must be fully involved throughout the development of NRISs (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).

EESC opinion: Roma citizens


"The European Economic and Social Committee considers that the participation of Roma at all stages of decision-making is essential for achieving effective policies that can make a real difference to their situation within the EU. However, the tools available today are not sufficient in this regard"


La più grande minoranza d'Europa (oltre dieci milioni di persone) continua ad essere discriminata ed emarginata in molti Stati membri dell'Unione europea. Rappresentanti delle ONG per i diritti umani e responsabili politici dell'UE, riunitisi presso il Comitato economico e sociale europeo (CESE), hanno lanciato l'allarme sul fatto che, in molti casi, le polizie europee continuano a ricorrere alla profilazione etnica nei confronti dei Rom. Un'audizione pubblica sul tema "Affrontare il problema dell'antiziganismo nelle pratiche di profilazione etnica" ha avuto luogo nel quadro della terza edizione della Settimana europea dei rom organizzata dalle istituzioni dell'UE, svoltasi a Bruxelles dall'8 al 12 aprile.