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Is there a direct participation of anti-racist, anti-discrimination and victim group organisations in consultation and development, promotion, implementation of anti-racist and anti-discrimination law and/or policies?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Policies & Organisations
18/02/2012 - 10:54
Short Answer

The most recent initiative is of a group of 48 NGOs who criticized the draft of the Government of Romania Strategy for the Inclusion of the Romanian Citizens Belonging to Roma Minority for the Period 2012-2020. One of their criticism concerned the process of consultation for the drafting of this strategy. The points raised in their position paper did not lead to the amendment of the draft that was adopted in December 2011.

Qualitative Info

This draft strategy was strongly criticized by a number of 48 organizations of the civil society with regards to both procedural and substantive aspects, such as:

- only an initial stage of consultations took place and there is a need for extensive consulations within the Government, with the local administrations and the civil society,

- the structure and mechanism proposed for implementation of the strategy is similar to the mechanism of the old strategy which, according to the NGOs, proved to be outdated and ineffective,

- the lack of a transparent process of implementation of the strategy and cooperation with the civil society,

- the way the target groups and the socio-economic and cultural problems were defined and addressed by the strrategy,

- the way indicators and objectives are formulated, especially lack of measurable indicators.

Besides these general aspects, the NGOs also make concrete proposals to improve objectives and interventions from the draft strategy.


Proposals to revise the draft of the Government of Romania for the Inclusion of the Romanian Citizens Belonging to Roma Minority for the Period 2012-2020, available at (accessed on 16.02.2012).

Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D) Anti-roma/ romaphobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political discourse -parties - orgs, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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