The European Commission Communication of 5 April 2011 on an EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies up to 2020 identified four key areas where national efforts to improve the integration of Roma should be intensified: employment, education, healthcare and housing. The Communication stressed the need for robust and comparable data to assess the current situation and measure progress over time. In response, FRA in close cooperation with the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank conducted in 2011 large scale surveys on a random sample of Roma and non Roma living near-by in 11 EU MSs. The results provide robust and comparable data on the situation of Roma in these key areas and on their enjoyment of fundamental rights for these 11 MSs. For the remaining Member States not covered by surveys FRA collected and analysed existing data and information through desk research conducted by its research network FRANET.
These studies were prepared under contract by the FRA’s research network FRANET. They are made available for information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA.