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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...
12 Sep 2019
The Party of European Socialists (consisting of the Socialist, Social Democratic, Labour and Democratic Parties from all around Europe), aims to preserve values like democracy, freedom, equality and justice. Which is why it acts in the child-...
14 Aug 2019
A recently published study by the EU-funded project GEMM (Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets), and its partner, Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), examined hiring practices across Europe. The study found that children with an...
01 Jul 2019
The Council of Europe's Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is concerned about the rising racism and hate speech cases, discrimination against Roma and LGBT communities, as well as the insufficient criminal justice response in Romania...
25 Jun 2019
The Croatian ombudswoman for Children, Helenca Pirnat Dragičević, raised awareness on the importance of the rights and the need for support of children who have one or both parents imprisoned, as part of the European campaign, "Not My Crime - Still...
06 Jun 2019
According to the 2019 Fundamental Rights Report, the European Union’s accomplishments regarding the protection and promotion of human rights are undermined by growing intolerance and violations of fundamental human rights norms in EU Member States...
03 Jun 2019
The publication, “Towards the European Union – Key Problems of Social Inclusion in BiH” set out that children in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are in an unfavorable social position and this is found as one of the main causes of the negative...
16 Apr 2019
On April 12th, the International Day for Street Children was marked all over the world. On this occasion, the program ‘Return to New Opportunities’, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the EU...
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...
13 Feb 2019
After two Roma brothers attacked a local resident who ended up in hospital, the resto of the Roma community members received a warning to leave the village, since the villagers are coming for revenge. Soon after Roma left afraid of violence and...

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