Recognising the important commitment of the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission to developing a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (Framework), the signatory organisations requested that a schedule of regular meetings be established for NGO consultation in the preparation of the European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, the Presidency proposal for Council Conclusions on Roma, the February Informal Contact Group Meeting and the April Roma Platform Meeting. The organisations also called on the Hungarian Government and the European Commission to support an International Preparatory Meeting for NGOs in connection to the Roma Platform Meeting in April.
The following organisations signed the joint request:
Társaság a Szabadságjogokért / The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
European Roma Grassroots Organisations Network (European Roma Policy Coalition Chair)
Amnesty International European Institutions Office (European Roma Policy Coalition Co-Chair)
European Roma Rights Centre (European Roma Policy Coalition Co-Chair)