Spain National Roma Integration Strategy Progress Report: A multi-stakeholder perspective report 2005–2014 developments

IOM MHD RO Brussels, MAnuel Garcia Ramirez, Marta Escobar-Ballesta, Tona Lizana Alcazo



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This Progress Report from a multi-stakeholder perspective on the implementation of the NRIS (National Roma Integration Strategy) and other national commitments in respect to Roma Health was undertaken by IOM within the framework of the project "Fostering Health Provision for Migrants, the Roma, and Other Vulnerable Groups" (Equi-Health). The EQUI HEALTH project is co-financed under the 2012 work plan, within the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008 – 2013), by direct grant awarded to IOM from the European Commission’s DG for Health and Consumers (SANTE), through the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA).

The report on national integration strategies for Roma health, as well as case studies on good practices and recommendations for better use of structural/cohesion funds for vulnerable groups’ health were planned to support EU Member States to better monitor, share, and strengthen their national approaches to Roma health. The main objective of the project is to deepen understanding of the factors which hamper Roma social inclusion, and more specifically that of Roma equal access to health services.

The study collects, summarises, and presents information from various stakeholders (central and local administration, NGOs, health professionals, the Roma community) on the implementation of the NRIS (National Roma Integration Strategy) and other national commitments in respect to Roma health in Spain.


  • Executive summary
  • Introduction: Building collaborative capacity among stakeholders to develop transformative Roma health  policies
  • Framing the problem
  • Building collaborative capacity to transform
  • Promoting shared understanding to transform Roma health policies
  • Planning the future
  • Fina thoughts

The Equi-Health project is designed and managed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM Regional Office Brussels, Migration Health Division). In addition, this report on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategy and Other National Commitments in the Field of Health in Spain has benefited from a grant of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Government of Spain (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad; PSI2011-25554).

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