FRA attends meeting of the European Commission Roma Task Force

FRA participated in the meeting of the European Commission Roma Task Force (RTF) on 8 May.

The aim of this RTF meeting was to share and discuss latest developments and Commission initiatives on Roma, including the Commission’s forthcoming progress report on the EU Framework on national Roma integration strategies, the proposal for a Council recommendation and the forthcoming Roma Platform. FRA gave an update on its current activities including: 1) planned data releases from its 2011 Roma pilot survey; 2) mapping of data sources relevant for monitoring Roma integration; 3) launch of participatory action research at local level on Roma integration; and 4) its ad-hoc working party with Member States on Roma integration monitoring. The task force was set up to coordinate the Commission's activities on Roma integration and includes FRA, given its key tasks under the EU Framework.