In order to enhance its work and develop a new strategy on addressing the situation of Roma and Travellers communities, the FRA has consulted in 2008 with a selected number of organisations actively involved in work on Roma and Travellers issues and are familiar with the work already undertaken by the Agency. The Council of Europe, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Decade of Roma Inclusion, the European Commission and the European level organisations representing Roma and Traveller interests and/or engaging on behalf of the Roma and Traveller communities have been included through questionnaire consultation and were invited to take part at the FRA Roma Consultative meeting on 9 July 2008. This FRA Report presents the results of this consultation process.
The Agency requested feedback on various areas of work as defined in the Regulation and detailed in the Multi-annual framework:
Whereas the questionnaire allowed for statistical representation of responses, the consultative meeting built on results of the questionnaire consultation and allowed further elaboration and discussion in the working groups. Each working group identified six priorities and participants were given an opportunity to rank importance of these priorities.