Education on use the online monitoring tool for the implementation of the National Strategy for Roma Inclusion

On June 12th and 13th 2018, CRP Sisak participated in an education on use the online monitoring tool made for the implementation of the National strategy for Roma inclusion (NSRI) and the Action plan for implementation of the National strategy for Roma inclusion. Together with CRP, the education was attended by representatives of state administration bodies, the local authority units and Roma civil society organisations. The Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities (OHRRNM), as part of the project IPA 2012: Collecting and tracking data for effective implementation of NSRI, among other things, developed a new system for monitoring the implementation of NSRI and the associated Action plan.

The first day of the education was opened with a greeting speech by Iva Zenzerović Šloser. The introductory speech was held by Alen Tahiri, head of the Office for Human Rights and Rights of Nation Minorities. He referred to the big problem of Roma in society, their unemployment, discrimination towards them, and bad education.  He stated how the project was created, the difficulties faced in collecting the basic data, and plans for effective measures for integrating members of the Roma national minority. Then the word was taken by Sara Lalić, from the Center for Peace Studies which together with colleagues conducted Pre-research of members of the Roma national minority. They entered more than 1500 households, which is officially about 38 percent of the entire Roma population. They conducted surveys and interviews in 15 Croatian counties to get the most accurate data to which this project relates.

The first day was concluded with a comprehensive lecture by Sandra Bencic about normative framework of the Strategy, an introduction to public policy and their phases, monitoring of NSRI, tracking tools and their application in practice.

The second day was reserved for the IT tool itself, platform structure, an overview of the action plan and its monitoring. In a short presentation, the representatives of the organizations received the instructions on how to report to OHRRNM, on which measures they would be holders and co-holders and in accordance with this what obligations they would have towards the Office. They invited all participants to future co-operation.

The aim of the education was to train the participants (holders and co-holders) in the usage of the online tool for monitoring of the NSRI and the associated Action plan with the goal of better reporting on the implementation of the aforementioned. Co-holders on certain measures will report to the holders on these same measures, and the holders will report to the OHRRNM, which will make annual reports on the implementation of the strategy. As the platform was recently made, it will be used only for 2018, while the holders and co-holders will start their reports in February 2019, for the previous year.

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