During the European elections from 22nd to 25th May 2014 all European Union (EU) citizens had the chance to determine the composition of the European Parliament (EP) for the next five years. This is of great importance since the political majority that has been elected is the one that will shape the European legislation, which affects every European Union citizen.
The European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) firmly believes that the European Parliament, representing all European citizens, should play a vital role in improving the situation of Roma. Therefore we decided to develop a questionnaire on Roma to find out to what extent Roma inclusion will feature on the EP political agenda in the next term.
To this end we sought to evaluate the knowledge of potential Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their awareness of obstacles to Roma inclusion at European level. We also wanted to learn more about politicians' approach to Roma inclusion in their national and European political programme. The recently elected MEPs can benefit from this information in order to deepen their knowledge concerning Roma inclusion policies and initiatives, which can be useful during their mandate in the next five years.
Read the results from the survey by cliking here.