National Roma Contact Point

Ms. Merita Xhafaj

General Director

General Directory of Social Policies

Ministry of Health and Social Protection

Rruga e Kavajes, 1001 Tirana, Albania

Phone: +355 60 408 6825 


Inter-disciplinary Body on Roma integration

Integrated Policy Management Group (IPMG) on Employment and Social Sector (ESS)

Thematic Group on Social Inclusion, Gender Equality and Roma Issues


1. Relevant departments of the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth

2. Social Insurance Institute

3. State Social Services

4. Children’s Rights Agency

5. National Employment Service (NES)

6. State Inspectorate for Labour and Social Services (SILSS)

7. National Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Qualifications (NAVETQ)

8. National Youth Service (NYS)

9. National Institute of Statistics (INSTAT)

10. Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship

11. Ministry of Education and Sports

12. Ministry of Rural Development

13. Ministry of Health

14. Ministry of European Integration

15. Ministry of Finance

16. Employers' organizations and Worker's organizations

17. EU Delegation and other relevant donors active in the sector


Civil Society Coalition

Lead organisation

Institute of Romani Culture in Albania (IRCA)

Contact person

Bledar Taho




Str. Myslym Shyri - S. Pitarka 24/b P.O. Box 154, Tirana 1001, Albania


+355 (4) 2425717

Official Roma Integration Policy Documents

The National Action Plan for Integration of Roma and Egyptians 2016-2020 - Albania EN SQ 

Annual Reports

Albania Annual Report for 2018 EN 

Progress Report Albania for 2017 EN 

Progress Report Albania for 2016 EN 

Policy Advisory Documents

Policy Brief Roma Responsive Budgeting Albania 2019 EN 

Policy Brief from the Third National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2019) EN 

Roma Integration Roadmap Albania 2019-2021 EN SQ 

Policy Brief from the Second National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2018) EN 

Report from the First National Platform on Roma Integration in Albania (Tirana, 2017) EN 

Roma Integration Public Policy in Albania - Background Paper EN 

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.