Civil Society Monitoring Reports
In 2013-2014, the Decade Secretariat and the Open Society Foundations supported the creation of civil society monitoring reports on the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS) and Decade of Roma Inclusion National Action Plans in eight countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, and the United Kingdom. In the pilot year of 2012, reports from the following countries were supported: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain.
In the reports, civil society coalitions supplement or present alternative information to Decade Progress Reports submitted by Participating Governments in the Decade of Roma Inclusion and to any reports submitted by State parties to the European Commission on implementation of their NRIS. These reports are not meant to substitute for monitoring and quantitative evaluation by State authorities but to channel local knowledge into national and European policy processes and reflect on the quality and outcomes of government measures. The civil society reports provide additional data to official ones, proxy data where there is not official data, or alternative interpretation of published data.
The project is coordinated by the Decade of Roma Inclusion Secretariat Foundation in cooperation with Open Society Foundation’s Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma Program. Funding for the project comes from the OSF Roma Initiatives Office.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Decade Progress Reports submitted by participing states are available here.