In its recommendation 1802 (2007), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe notes that the situation of displaced Roma remains a particular concern in Southeast Europe which is further strengthened by the readmission agreements which have been signed between the countries of the region and EU member states.

The Assembly highlights that most returnees face the situation of secondary displacement upon return and reiterates its concern that the readmission agreements do not clearly define the conditions for the reception of returned persons; they do not put any responsibility on the receiving state with regard to the reintegration of returnees; and they lack accompanying assistance programmes or funding towards durable integration.

It calls on the Council of Europe member states to suport voluntary returns and local integration with financial assistance and expertise.

The text of the recommendation is available at: