The European Roma Information Office (ERIO) was founded in 2003. It is an international advocacy organisation that promotes political and public discussion on Roma issues by providing factual and in-depth information on a range of policy issues to European Union institutions, Roma civil organisations, governmental authorities and intergovernmental bodies.
ERIO cooperates with a large network of organisations and acts to combat racial discrimination and social exclusion by raising awareness, lobbying and developing policy. The aim of ERIO is to combat racist discrimination against the Roma and to contribute to an improved public awareness of the problems faced by Roma communities. The organization advocates for the rights of the Roma people by designing and promoting policies which are oriented towards the improvement of the socio-economic situation and social inclusion of the Roma in Europe. Moreover, it promotes the participation of Roma communities in decision-making processes at the European, national and local levels.
Website of the organization: http://www.erionet.eu/
Information on the organization was gained from their website.