Decade Presidency

The Decade Presidency is held annually by a participating Decade country according to a rotating schedule listed in the Terms of Reference of the Decade of Roma Inclusion. The government holding the Presidency of the Decade has the following responsibilities, among others:

 

  • Develop a work plan that describes the priority areas for its Presidency year and present it for discussion by the International Steering Committee (ISC)

  • Guide the work of the Secretariat of the Decade in implementing the work plan and other work relating to the Decade

  • Coordinate the exchange of information and the implementation of jointly agreed Decade activities at the international level

  • Convene, organize, conduct and chair ISC meetings and workshops on Decade issues

  • Act as the main representative of the Decade before European and international institutions

  • Communicate Decade goals, activities and results to the media.

 

Below is the schedule of presidencies:

 

     July 1, 2005 − June 30, 2006 — Romania

 
     July 1, 2006 − June 30, 2007 — Bulgaria


     July 1, 2007 − June 20, 2008 — Hungary


     July 1, 2008 − June 30, 2009 — Serbia


     July 1, 2009 − June 30, 2010 — Slovakia


     July 1, 2010 − June 30, 2011 — Czech Republic


     July 1, 2011 − June 30, 2012 — Macedonia


     July 1, 2012 − June 30, 2013 — Croatia


     July 1, 2013 − June 30, 2014 — Montenegro 

 

     July 1, 2014 − June 30, 2015 — Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina was the last country holding the Decade Presidency. The Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015 Initiative was formally closed at the 28th International Steering Committee Meeting held on 10-11 September 2015 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

 

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