20th ISC Meeting: Macedonia Presents Its Presidency Plan
The government of Macedonia presented its Decade Presidency Plan for 2011-2012 at the 20th International Steering Committee Meeting in Prague on June 27-28, 2011. During the coming year, the Macedonian Presidency will pay special attention to establishing coordination between activities carried out under the Decade and related European Union efforts.
At the 20th International Steering Committee Meeting in Prague on June 27-28, 2011, the Czech Republic formally handed over the Presidency of the Decade of Roma Inclusion to Macedonia. The Macedonian Decade Presidency, which officially begins on July 1, will last until June 30, 2012, after which Croatia will assume the rotating Presidency.
The Czech Republic formally handed over the Presidency to Macedonia
George Soros - 20th International Steering Committee Meeting
Gabriela Hrabanova - 20th International Steering Committee of Decade
Discussion - 20th International Steering Committee of Decade
During the ISC Meeting, the Macedonian government presented its Presidency Plan for the coming year. During the coming year, the Presidency will ll pay special attention to establishing coordination between activities carried out under the Decade and related European Union efforts. In line with this, Macedonia has established “a matrix-like and multi-dimensional system of priorities” for its Presidency, as represented in the below diagram.
The Macedonian government presented the following preliminary schedule of events to be held under its Presidency. All of the events are to be confirmed, and more information about them will be posted in the Events section of this website as it becomes available.
- September 2011
21st International Steering Committee Meeting
- October 2011
Strategic meeting of National Decade Coordinators and Ministers of Finance of all Decade member states in Brussels to discuss funding the Decade from the national budgets in 2012 , instruments to access EU funds, and strategic partnerships
- November 2011
International conference on employment: “Employment Policies and Their Contribution to the Improved Employability of the Roma Population”
- December 2011
Regional workshop: “Roma Health Mediators as a Way of Support for Improved Access to Healthcare Institutions and Increased Use of Quality Health Services”
- March 2012
Regional conference: “What Are the Challenges in Resolving Problems Related to Persons without Document and Is There Progress in This Area?”
- April 2012
Regional workshop on early child development and education
- May 2012
International Conference on Housing entitled “Legalization and Improvement of the Sub-Standard Living Conditions in the Roma Settlements”
- June 2012
22nd International Steering Committee Meeting; transfer of the Decade Presidency to Croatia