Members’ section
Personal identifiers
Home >> Resources >> External publications >> New FRA Report ’The Situation of Roma EU Citizens Moving to and Settling in (...)

New FRA Report ’The Situation of Roma EU Citizens Moving to and Settling in Other EU Member States’

November 12th 2009

This report provides evidence that Roma are strongly discriminated against and experience social exclusion when exercising their EU citizens’ right of freedom of movement.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched its report on ‘The Situation of Roma EU Citizens Moving to and Settling in Other EU Member States’ on 9 November during an international conference organised jointly by the FRA, the Council of Europe and the OSCE (Vienna).

This report provides evidence that Roma are strongly discriminated against and experience social exclusion when exercising their EU citizens’ right of freedom of movement. The FRA report highlights good practices across the EU and gives concrete recommendations on how the situation could be improved.

FRA Director Morten Kjaerum calls on "the EU and its Member States to adopt targeted policies on integrated rights- and equality-based standards promoting social cohesion". As Morten Kjaerum pointed out, “In the European Union, many Roma EU citizens settling in another Member State in search of better conditions continue to experience racism, discrimination and exclusion. Of particular concern are reports of hate-motivated incidents against Roma, and racist rhetoric reported in a number of States."
Downloadable files

The Situation of Roma EU Citizens Moving to and Settling in Other EU Member States (PDF)

Selected positive initiatives - The situation of Roma EU citizens moving to and settling in other EU Member States (PDF)

Joint FRA, CoE and the OSCE international conference (9-10 November 2009) - Agenda

FRA website