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27 Nov 2019
The far-right League introduced in the Regional Council of Piedmont a new bill titled Rules on the Regulation of Nomadism and Combatting Abusiveness. The bill was approved on the 8th of November by the Regional Council. According to Associazione per...
14 Nov 2019
Since 2009, the Science and Education Ministry of Croatia co-funded preschool education and covered the kindergarten fee for all members of the Roma minority. However, payment was late for 12 Roma children, and even though the kindergarten knows...
08 Nov 2019
Child-related extract from the assessment the situation of trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and identify the progress made and remaining challenges in combating this human rights violation by Maria Grazia: Children,...
03 Nov 2019
There are many Romani children in Hungary, who drop out of school at the age of 16. According to the law, this is when they are not bound to stay in school anymore. A new initiative wants this law to be modified. Kids would then have to study until...
28 Oct 2019
According to the UN, there are approximately 10–15 million stateless people in the world; officially, they do not belong to any country and are often discriminated against. As stateless people lack official papers like birth certificates, passports...
22 Oct 2019
Beto (13) and Raluca (14) are from Bucharest, Romania. They both live in poor neighbourhoods with their families. Beto has 3 brothers. They live together with their mom in a small room that has no electricity. Raluca lives with her parents, two...
10 Oct 2019
The Roma community is one of the largest minority groups in the EU, with an estimated number of 10 million Roma living in Europe. Helena Dalli, the EU new commissioner for equality, has stated that she will soon visit one of the most discriminated...
06 Oct 2019
The Seznam Zprávy online magazine reports that the statistics about the nursery, primary and secondary schools in the Czech Republic have to be registered, including qualified estimates of Romani pupils. Data are needed for documents about...
11 Sep 2019
Adriana is 23 years old. She has a job, home, family and friends. However, it took her a long time to get there. She is Roma, born in Italy, to a Serbian mother and Croatian father. All her life she has travelled from one place to another, hoping to...
09 Sep 2019
On 9th September when the new school year was opened in Bucharest, Klaus Iohannis (Romanian President) and Snežana Samardžić-Markovic (Council of Europe Director General of Democracy) addressed the impact of the “INSCHOOL” project. The Inclusive...

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