The New EU Roma strategic framework issued by the EC in 2020 presents a unique opportunity to extensively revise and upgrade policies aiming to promote that equality, inclusion and participation of Romani European citizens. The ambitious targets of the new EU framework can only be met by 2030 if Roma organizations participate substantially in their design, implementation, and monitoring. The Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) 2021-2025 aims at contributing to this objective in several ways:
- strengthening the capacities of the Roma and pro-Roma civil society to provide independent monitoring, assessment and reporting on national strategies for Roma equality, participation and inclusion, their implementation, as well as other policies with impact on Roma,
- supporting participating civil society organisations and activists in their advocacy work aimed at making the public policy more effective in fighting the Roma exclusion and participation, as well as communication of the independent monitoring’s findings to keep governments accountable in the field or Roma inclusion policy,
- empowering the Roma and pro-Roma civil society to engage in dialogue and cooperation with public authorities responsible for the Roma inclusion, equality, and fight against racism.