On 9 December 2010, the government adopted a decision in principle on policy measures addressing Roma issues. According to the decision, the government initiates intensified measures to enhance the inclusion of the Roma population at local level and carry out a study on their housing conditions. The government is also committed to drawing up of an international strategy to influence the policies on Roma, as well as improving the status of the Romani language in Finland and increasing the opportunities of the Roma children and adolescents to take part in social life and pursuing leisure activities.