ERGO Network

European Roma Grassroots Organizations Network


ERGO Network is a young and dynamic organisation established in 2008 by a small group of NGOs who shared the observation that everyday realities of Roma communities were hardly taken into account in policy development and implementation. Today our network brings together more than 30  Roma and pro-Roma organisation from all over Europe.  Founded on the philosophy of active citizenship, shared responsibility and grassroots empowerment, ERGO Network members aim to convince policy makers that positive change for Roma is possible when antigypsyism is recognized and tackled as the root cause for inequality and exclusion and when Roma can take part in civic life as equal stakeholders.

To achieve this, we bridge the gap between grassroots realities and policy-making. We advocate for better policies and policy implementation on national and European level, organise public campaigns, build the capacity of Roma activists and provide spaces for networking and mutual learning.


Through civic mobilization from grassroots to European level, Roma achieve equality, social and political participation in all spheres of life in all European societies and are able to live a decent life free from antigypsyism, poverty and social exclusion.

Our Mission

ERGO Network mobilizes and connects grassroots, national and international organisations and individuals who share a set of core values to create the courage, capacity and  opportunities to combat antigypsyism and Roma poverty; strengthen Roma civil society participation in decision-making at grassroots, national and European level and commit governments and European institutions to effective social inclusion and anti-discrimination policies, standards and funds for Roma.

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