The Council adopted the conclusion on inclusion of the Roma on Council Meeting of 8th June.
It invites the Commission and the Member States:
- to take into account the Common Basic Principles on Roma Inclusion, when designing and implementing policies to promote the full inclusion of the Roma, as well as when designing and implementing policies to defend fundamental rights, uphold gender equality, combat discrimination, poverty and social exclusion, and ensure access to education, housing, health, employment, social services, justice, sports and culture, and also in the EU's relations with third countries;
- to make use of the integrated European platform for Roma inclusion for the exchange of good practice and experience between the Member States and with those countries with a perspective of joining the EU, and in the cooperation between all parties and international organisations concerned by Roma issues;
- to continue the work on the integrated European platform for Roma inclusion, where appropriate, including consideration of the possibility of further developing its structure;