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Decade of Roma Inclusion
The Decade of Roma Inclusion is an initiative of seven Central and Southeastern European countries to improve the socio-economic status and social inclusion of the Roma minority across the region. The initiative was launched in 2005, with the Decade of Roma Inclusion running from 2005 to 2015, and represents the first multinational project in Europe to actively enhance the lives of Roma.
Seven countries are taking part in the Decade of Roma Inclusion: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia and Montenegro. All of these countries have significant Roma minorities, and the Roma minority has been fairly disadvantaged, both economically and socially.
In 2005, the governments of the above countries committed to closing the gap in welfare and living conditions between the Roma and non-Roma populations, as well as putting an end to the cycle of poverty and exclusion that many Roma find themselves in.
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