motherAs stated by the Commission Communication of 21 May 2012 National Roma Integration Strategies: A first step in the implementation of the EU Framework, “the situation of the Roma needs to be particularly ameliorated in the fields of education, employment, housing and, above all, health”. In line with this communication, the EQUI HEALTH project targets governmental and non-governmental groups, in order to promote dialogue among key stakeholders on Roma related health issues.

8 Progress Reports on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy and Other National Commitments in the Field of Health (2005 – 2014 developments) willallow the EU Member States to better monitor share and strengthen their national approaches. Moreover, recommendations for future priority funding for Roma health under EU structural and social cohesion funds were formulated on the basis of project results.