Petitioning Mariano Rajoy and 29 others

Make Roma (NGOs) equal actors in the policies targeting them!


The situation of Roma in Europe is catastrophic. While dedicated efforts are urgently needed, we observe lack of a sense of urgency to forcefully invest in equal citizenship for Roma! Therefor we ask all relevant European Commission officials and prime ministers of Member States to take concrete measures in the next programming period (2014-2020) to break the status quo.

We want them to carefully read the joint proposal: 'Measures Minimum Measures for Roma Participation in the EU and MS policy processes' (see: with concrete proposals for:

- How to set the right mechanisms so that grassroots Roma can become actors in the process of change to alter their own situation

- How to recognize and involve Roma expertise by setting up mechanisms for regular and transparent dialogue with Roma civil society and experts

- How to invest in the capacity and strategic development of Roma civil society by setting up targeted funding for Roma and Roma initiatives


Sign the petition and the letter below will be send to 20 EU representatives and 27 prime ministers!

This petition was delivered to:
  • Jyrki Katainen (FI)
  • Jean-Marc Ayrault (FR)
  • Enda KennyMark (IE)
  • Valdis Dombrovskis (LV)
  • Enrico Letta (IT)
  • Jean-Claude Juncker (LX)
  • Victor Ponta (RO)
  • Fredrik Reinfeldt (SE)
  • Alenka Bratušek (SL)
  • David Cameron (UK)
  • Algirdas Butkevičius (LT)
  • Angela Merkel (DE)
  • Elio di Rupo (BE)
  • Kanzlerin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Spitzenkandidatin für die Bundestagswahl 2017
    Angela Merkel (CDU)
  • Commissioner Johannes Hahn, R. Niessler, Charlina Vicheva, Enricha Ciozza, Alekos Tsolakis
  • Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, Pierre Mairesse, Pascal Lejeune
    DG EAC
  • Commissioner Laszlo Andor, Lieve Franssen, Dominique Bé, Dora Hues,
  • Commissioner Vivian Reding, Francoise le Bail, Aurel Cioban Dordea, Lina Papamichalopoulou
  • Sibel Siber (CY)
  • Petr Nečas (CZ)
  • Werner Faymann (AT)
  • Donald Tusk (PL)
  • Robert Fico (SK)
  • Mariano Rajoy (ES)
  • Victor Orban (HU)
  • Zoran Milanovic(HR)
  • Mark Rutte (NL)

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