The 2014-2020 Roma Strategy in the Republic of Macedonia (hereinafter the Strategy) represents a continuity of the previous strategy that covered the period from 2005 to 2015. This Strategy has been transposed into four action plans2 referring to the same number of priorities as identified in this national strategic document. The realization of the Strategy and the National Action Plans is within the competence of the line ministries and in accordance with the priority areas,
Nevertheless, a significant part of the identified and expected results set out in the plans are activities that have been or were to have been implemented by the civil society organizations. The monitoring and the scope of realization of these plans according to the Strategy have been defined to be within the competence of the working group of the Government, that is, the National Coordinating Body for Implementation of the Roma Strategy, as a structure that is to monitor and direct the implementation of the strategies and the policies for social inclusion and integration of Roma.
The purpose of this report is to provide a perspective and an overview of the implemented measures from the national strategic documents in 2016, to exchange them with the stakeholders and to refer to possible directions for improvement in conformity with the citizens‟ requirements and priorities.