Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process

On 5 July 2019, the  prime ministers from Western Balkan countries have endorsed the Poznan declaration, with a new commitment  regarding alignment of Roma inclusion policies with the future enlargement of the European Union.

The Poznan declaration pledges to increase the employment rate of Roma in the public sector to the rate proportional of the participation of Roma in the overall population.

In terms of education, the document targets an increase of enrollment and completion rate of Roma youth in primary education to 90 per cent, as well as the enrollment and completion rate of Roma in secondary education to 50 per cent.