ERGO Network is a young and dynamic organisation established in 2008 by a small group of NGOs who shared the observation that everyday realities of Roma communities were hardly taken into account in policy development and implementation.

Founded on a shared philosophy of active citizenship, shared responsibility and grassroots empowerment, ERGO Network members aim to convince policy makers that positive change for Roma is possible when antigypsyism is recognized and tackled as root cause of the inequality they face and when the preconditions are in place for Roma to take part in civic life as equal stakeholders.


CRIS is making Roma a priority for Local Action Groups in Romania

The work on Community Local Led Development (CLLD) of the association Center of Resources for Social Inclusion CRIS, as ERGO member, has a great impact on the implementation of the Local Development Strategies of Local Action Groups in Romania regarding Roma participation... Read more



ERGO Network is partner in Roma Civil Monitor project

During the next three years, ERGO Network together with Central European University’s Centre for Policy Studies, the European Roma Rights Centre, Roma Education Fund and Fundacion Secretariado Gitano will coordinate a large-scale project with the aim to strengthen the monitoring mechanisms of the implementation of national Roma integration strategies.Read more.



ERGO Network presents reference paper on antigypsyism at CAHROM meeting

The 5th co-ordination meeting between international intergovernmental organisations organized by the ad-hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveler Issues (CAHROM) in cooperation with the Governmental Office for Roma Affairs of the Czech Republic took place on 31 May in Prague. It was supported by ERGO member Slovo 21 and was organized during the International Roma Festival Khamoro.Read more.


ERGO's annual work meeting and exchange visit in Hungary

From 22-24 May our Hungarian members Autonomia Foundation and Pro Cserehat Association organized an exchange visit between the ERGO core members from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Read more.



Stakeholder Workshop ‘Building-up quality of life in the local area’

On the 16th of May Eurofound organized a meeting of the stakeholder on the topic Building-up quality of life in the local area’. Dr. Ileana Rotaru from Nevo Parudimos and as an ERGO member presented the perspective of Social hubs in rural Europe: social inclusion and Roma integration. Read more






Call: Monitoring of the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies

For the next three years the European Commission undertakes a series of activities to empower the Civil Society within the Member States through capacity building and a series of trainings in order to strengthen its involvement in the monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies.

In this framework, ERGO Network together with its partners Central European University (CEU),  European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC)Fundacion Secretariado Gitano (FSG) and Roma Education Fund (REF) aim to involve 90 NGOs from 27 EU member states in monitoring the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS) in the next two to three years.

Activities of the pilot project include:

·         Selection of NGOs through an open call;

·         Capacity building programme for the benefit of the selected NGOs;

·         Development of annual civil society monitoring reports by selected NGOs (one annual monitoring report per country);

·         Provision of assistance to selected NGOs, including quality control of draft monitoring reports and preparation of a synthesis report;

·         Organisation of a network of selected NGOs.

We encourage all our members and partners to apply for this important opportunity.


The call for NGOs is available at


Call for a film maker

In the framework of our 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement with DG Employment, we would like to produce a short promotional video to showcase our achievements and are now looking for a filmmaker who we can contract for this work. The deadline for applications is 8May. Please spread the call for a filmmaker (or a small team) widely. You can find it here.

Dives le rromenqo - 8 April International Roma Day

46 years ago, on 8 April 1971, the first World Romani Congress took place in London and paved the way for greater unity of Roma in the world. The Congress declared 8th April as the International Day of Roma, a day to celebrate and raise awareness about Romani culture. As much as the day is used to celebrate, we also use it as a day of protest, to raise awareness of the discrimination and exclusion faced by Europe’s largest ethnic minority, from segregation in schools to forced evictions, from hate speech to killings.

Read more here.

Successful 2nd EU Roma Week

ERGO Network was one of the co-organisers of the 2nd EU Roma Week that was held from 27th to 3rd April 2017 in the European Parliament to mark the occasion of International Roma Day on 8th April. Around 200 representatives of public institutions and civil society took part in a series of events dedicated to Roma integration in Europe. Read more about the week here.

ERGO Network has a new Director 

As of 1st April 2017, ERGO Network has a new executive director who will lead its secretariat and advocacy work in Brussels. Jamen Gabriela Hrabanova, former deputy director, has been appointed by ERGO’s board to tave over from our colleague and friend Ruus Dijksterhuis who said goodbye to ERGO after 14 years in its leadership. Read More 


 ERGO co-organises the 2nd EU Roma Week from 27 March to 3 April 2017

The second EU Roma Week is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Parliament, together with civil society and international organisations.  Between 27 and 29 March, numerous Members of the European Parliament will host events on antigypsyism, political participation of Roma, funding for civil society, recognition of the Roma Holocaust and litigation to fight school segregation. An exhibition and reception in the European Parliament will close the week on 3rd April in Strasbourg. Read more 

The Europe We Want - Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. We call on European decision-makers to show leadership, vision and courage to set Europe on the path to a sustainable future which realises the rights of all people and respects planetary boundaries. Read more


ERGO is looking for an EVS volunteer to join our office team

ERGO Network is looking for an enthusiastic and active young Roma who would like to join our office team in Brussels for 12 months in the framework of the European Voluntary Service (EVS) Read more on what we offer here



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