Collecting secondary data and mapping official data sources

Activity status: Ongoing

Start of activity: 2012


Existing official and non-official data complement and contextualise the statistical results of surveys. In 2012, the Agency asked its FRANET network of national focal points to collect all existing data throughout the Member States related to the socio-economic and human rights situation of Roma. 

Data availability and up-to-date information on the current situation of the Roma is a key starting point for identifying goals and targets with which progress can be measured in the future.
In 2013, FRA will map existing data sources at national, regional and selected local levels.


The pilot survey covered only those Member States where Roma live in sufficient numbers and density to allow random sampling. However, FRA needs to analyse the situation of Roma in the remaining 16 Member States and Croatia as well, and will use the existing official and non-official data collected through this process.

In addition, FRA will map existing official and unofficial data sources, including those that may currently be unused or underutilised, in order to support Member States in their efforts to monitor progress made on Roma integration.


FRA collected and analysed the available and relevant data in 2012 [LINK UPCOMING] at national level through FRANET, and is using them in its comparative analyses.

In 2013, FRA will map existing data sources using FRANET and by cooperating with other EU agencies. In addition, FRA will investigate any data produced by research funded by the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the 6th and the 7th Framework Programmes (DG Research).

Contact: Michail Beis, Activity manager