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Traveller and Roma Policy in Ireland


** Public consultation on the development of a Revised National Traveller & Roma Inclusion Strategy in Ireland **


Press Release

Consultation Document


Ireland's National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy



EU Framework



Ireland’s National Traveller and Roma Integration Strategy 2011 was developed under the EU Framework for the Implementation of National Roma integration Strategies up to 2020. In that context, Member States were invited to prepare, update or develop their national Roma inclusion strategies taking into account their specific circumstances with particular reference to the key priority area – access to quality education, employment, healthcare, housing and anti-discrimination.

As part of the EU Framework, Ireland reports annually to the European Commission on progress made regarding implementing the national strategy. A copy of Ireland’s reports and the reports of the European Commission can be found here.


Steering Group



Following a 2014 review of the effectiveness of structures for consultation with and improving outcomes for the Traveller and Roma communities, the Department of Justice & Equality (DJE) established a National Traveller & Roma Inclusion Strategy Steering Group to ensure that a renewed emphasis is given across Government to making progress on implementing Ireland’s National Traveller & Roma Inclusion Strategy (NTRIS). Membership of the Group is set out below.


Consultation Process



During 2015, DJE will be undertaking a wide-ranging consultation process aimed at reviewing Ireland’s existing NTRIS with a view to making whatever changes are appropriate by early 2016. A draft call for submissions has been prepared and will be published shortly, including on this website.


Steering Group Membership



Tusla - Child and Family Agency
Health Service Executive
Traveller Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Involve
Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre
Department of Children & Youth Affairs
Higher Education Authority
Western Traveller & Intercultural Development
Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine
An Garda Síochána
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Department of Environment, Community & Local Government
National Traveller Women’s Forum
Irish Traveller Movement
Parish of the Travelling People
Department of Education & Skills
Navan Travellers Workshops
Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
Bray Travellers C.D.P.
Department of Health
Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
City and County Managers Association
Mincéirs Whiden
Department of Social Protection
Exchange House Ireland








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