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22 Nov 2017
According to the report of "Business Review", about half of all Romanian children are in danger of social exclusion or poverty; this number is well over the European average and the highest amongst EU member states. In 2016, in Romania, the share of...
23 Sep 2017
This September, about 70 Roma survivors of World War II in Moldova will receive compensation from Germany for the first time. Whilst Jewish Holocaust survivors in Moldova have been receiving pensions from the German state since 1998, the roughly 600...

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13 Sep 2017
Many of the existing social problems, from poor housing conditions to early school leaving or health issues, are linked, directly or indirectly, to poverty. Thus, it is difficult to imagine that we can solve, on long term, the social problems in a...

Summer activities with children in Caracal

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13 Sep 2017
Within Zefir project, during June-July 2017, psychosocial activities were carried out in 7 partner communities, activities coordinated by volunteers / teachers with children. Thus, over 200 children from rural communities in Romania could benefit...
30 Aug 2017
In 2011 the European Commission set up the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020. This press release from the Commission outlines the findings from the midterm assessment examining how member states are implementing their...
21 Aug 2017
Tom Bass from Open Democracy reports on the history and development of the Konik Camp in Montenegro. Opened in 1994, the came has been a refuge for Roma and Balkan Egyptians fleeing violence in Kosovo.  The Roma Education Fund (REF) operates in the...
06 Aug 2017
Just after Kosovo's 1998-1999 conflict, 600 members of the Roma community from the city of Mitrovica were given shelter by the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The camp in which they were displaced, however, was located near a  heavy metals mining...
04 Aug 2017
The Roma community are one of the most marginalised ethnic groups and have low educational achievement, low life expectancy and low levels of employment. Having knowledge of the history, culture and traditions of this ethnic group could be...
25 Jul 2017
The abnormal discrepancies in education among Roma and non-Roma youth within the Czech Republic have been most recently spotlighted. The former comprised a sizeable 4% of the Czech youth student body during the 2015 to 2016 academic session, however...
19 Jul 2017
Transition Online, spotlights the recent consecutive physical attacks of civilians in Bulgaria perpetrated by Roma individuals throughout the country.  Although on the surface, these issues appear to be a question of criminality and justice, the...

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