We always speak about policies targeting Roma without knowing too much about the policy-making process itself: how a policy is evolving and ends up in being put on the agenda, how decision makers decide which policy should be adopted, are always policies originating from problems or first there are the solutions from which we derive problems, what influences the way policies are framed, how one decides among different solutions or what might be the effect of a specific policy. This paper is purely descriptive and therefore, by looking at France Roma repatriation program, it aims to apply some of the public policy concepts and theories, which can be found in the first stages of the policy cycle (see figure below), that is agenda setting, policy formulation and policy implementation.

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