THE SECOND MEETING OF INTER-INSTITUTIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE FOR ROMA, ASHKALI AND EGYPTIAN COMMUNITIES
Pristina, 02 December 2013 This year, the second meeting of Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee to monitor and coordinate the implementation of the Strategy and Action Plan for Integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities 2009 -2015, was held.
The purpose of the meeting was to present draft recommendations from the Conference held on November 5th this year between the Government of the Republic of Kosovo and the European Commission titled "Current status of Integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo, Policies and Commitments after 2015 ".
The purpose of these draft recommendations is to address the key issues associated with the acceleration of implementation of the Strategy, which is worth mentioning the coordination at all levels, budget operations of the action plan and the involvement of community representatives in events organized by public institutions as well as direct communication between community representatives and institutions.
In the meeting was discussed about further steps for implementation of the Strategy, and addressing issues related to the integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities to the remaining period for implementation of the Strategy and Action Plan 2009-2015.
In this regard, Director of the Office of Community Affairs said that the OCA will continue with various activities and cooperation with other relevant institutions to support the integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities and improve their status in society.