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#75: Roma Inclusion: A Feasible EU Project
Zora Popova
Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues
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Achieving an overall positive change requires not only a common general EU framework and a common structured approach to inclusion but also synchronised procedures and suitable efficient measures to address respective issues. In the age of globalization a structural approach to developmental challenges require more than a mutual agreement on a policy framework and targeted outcomes. Coordination of processes and measures and synchronization of efforts in the 21st century depend largely on finding a common platform of understanding, 'language' and intervention procedures and mechanisms.

An integrated approach to Roma inclusion aiming at fostering a positive societal change should ensure that subjective factors risks such as various levels of experience and expertise of national governments, knowledge gaps, and lack of capacities or political will are overcome. The elaboration of such an integrated in-depth strategy looking not only at 'what is needed' but also at 'how to achieve it' requires a critical assessment of the problems and identification of the cross-cutting measures that could be implemented through synchronised and coordinated efforts.

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