At the international level, there are numerous institutions that regulate the rights of the Roma with their own initiatives, and they strive to improve the situation of the Roma, respectively, they impose upon the countries the adoption of those positive actions which should help improve the situation of minorities and the preservation and development of their ethnic identity, culture and language, while creating the conditions for mutual understanding, respect and coexistence of different cultures.




European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states. It was founded after World War II. Initially, it was devoted to economic cooperation between countries which were mutually engaged in trade. After this economic union, political integration followed, encompassing other areas, i.e. development aid, environment, etc. In 1993, the European Economic Community was renamed into European Union.

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The European Union has developed a unique functioning form of different institutions, which ensure the implementation of common and individual interests of its members, which means that their operation also covers the issues of the Roma in the European area.

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U is based on the principle of the rule of law – all activities derive from contracts upon which all member states agree voluntarily and democratically. These binding contracts define objectives for the member states in different political fields.

One of the main goals of the EU is enforcing human rights in its member states and throughout the world. Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equal opportunities, rule of law and respecting human rights are the fundamental values of the EU. Since the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009, these values have been written in one document, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which is legally binding for all EU institutions and member states.

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Govermental Organization

In Europe there are several governmental organizations whose work is focused on improving the situation of the Roma population.

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Non-Governmental Organization

In Europe there are several non-governmental organizations whose work is focused on improving the situation of the Roma population.

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Other international organizations

International organizations also deal with the rights of the Roma who live outside the European area.

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