What is the problem of Roma segregation in the EU? : A policy analysis on the EU Framework for National RomaIntegration Strategies up to 2020

University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Abstract: In this thesis, a policy analysis is performed on the EU Framework for National RomaIntegration Strategies up to 2020. The purpose of the thesis is to discuss what’s the problemrepresented to be in the EU Roma Framework. By extension be able to investigate the incentivesbehind the formulation of the EU Roma Framework, the problem formulation represented inthe EU Roma Framework and its origins. To be able to analyze this EU Roma Framework froma new perspective, the thesis has drawn upon discursive theory and is based on Carol Bacchi’sWPR approach. The results of this thesis show that the problem formulation of the EUFramework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020 does have a financial focus,but that this does not have to do with economic incentives of the EU — but rather a generalEuropean discourse that has influenced the EU to take on and recreating this problemformulation in the EU Roma Framework.

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