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25 Mar 2019
Two Slovak journalists have written the story of Roma families who moved from Slovakia to the UK, painting a picture of two educational systems – one where Roma children end up in special schools [for those with disabilities], and one which provides...
18 Feb 2019
The ongoing Programme of Economic and Social Development in Spišský Hrhov, Slovakia, is a successful integration example for the Roma community. This initiative reduced unemployment by 80% for the local Roma community, and greatly improved their...
10 May 2017
Aljazeera presents an idea of life in a Roma slum in Slovakia through a most recent article. In the centre of Jarovnice, Slovakia, rests a penurious village situated in the area of Sabinov, along the country's east. The news article characterizes...
25 Jan 2017
The Slovak Spectator reports that "the Interior Ministry defends its plan to increase the number of police officers in problematic localities, but mayors would welcome other measures. It is necessary to “put things in order” in Roma settlements,...
02 Dec 2016
'Thomson Reuters Foundation' reports that Bystrany, a town in eastern Slovakia with a majority Roma population, has thrived in the past decade thanks to remittances from locals who grabbed the benefits of European Union membership and sought work in...
14 Oct 2016
'Open Democracy' reports that one of the permanent features of the mainstream discussion about the ‘Roma issue’ in Slovakia is attributing responsibility for Roma marginalization and poverty to Roma themselves. Statements blaming the Roma as a group...
12 Oct 2016
'Slovak Spectator' reports that young Roma in Europe have a lot of skills and capacities and would like to participate actively in shaping their own future, but they often lack the opportunities to use their capabilities to the fullest, said...
27 Jun 2016
The ERRC reports that The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) together with the Center for Civil and Human Rights (Poradňa pre občianske a ľudské práva) welcome the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC)...
26 Jan 2016
The European Roma Rights Centre reports that Roma in Slovakia are often forced to live in unsafe, hazardous and unhealthy housing conditions. In the first week of 2016 two small Romani children died in Košice, Slovakia. Both the 6- and 4-month-old...
25 Jan 2016
The European Roma Rights Centre reports that the deaths of two small Romani children on January 1 and January 3  in Slovakia went largely unremarked and unreported in the European media. One child froze to death, the other died in a fire. This last...

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