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Special section: Integration of Roma

This page brings together all resources on the issue of Roma children: news, videos, infographics, research, learning resources and experts.

News

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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more

Learning

25 Mar 2017
In this report, Johannes Hahn, the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, had stated that the Roma people constitute one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Europe. Within the Western portion... Read more
01 Feb 2017
Children from ethnic minorities who live in Kosovo, especially the RAE community, lag in their schoolwork behind the majority of pupils for several reasons. The result is a vicious circle where school failure leads to poverty which in turn deprives... Read more
20 May 2016
Child participation in all aspects of modern society is extremely important for the good development of children. Furthermore it is extremely important that children belonging to vulnerable groups that are already marginalized in society have an... Read more

Library

28 Feb 2017
In order to tackle early school leaving and improve social inclusion, school systems are pressured to answer the needs of students in a holistic way and recognise their individual talents and voices. Inclusive systems in and around schools are well... Read more
20 Dec 2016
The analysis developed by the UK's Traveller Movement tells a compelling and troubling story about the experiences of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children and services they interact with. They are consistently failed as they progress through... Read more
31 Oct 2016
This research study details the needs for new learning methodologies in inclusive education systems and second chance programmes. This document was built using data collected through focus groups and online questionnaires carried out in five... Read more

Topics

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What prevention programs exist in your country to avoid having hcildren in street situation? What are the main causes for children ending up on the...
27 Apr 2017 by TDH Super Admin
Children in street situation are often used to a lot of freedom - while they are also exposed to many dangers, including exploitation. Once they get...

Multimedia

15 Sep 2016
Vanco Dzambaski published a photo album on Flickr to draw attention to the plight of a Roma community in Skopje wh oare being evicted.
07 Apr 2016
This is a companion video for our report on Roma children that was made in honor of International Romani Day.  The video summarizes the content of the report, highlighting the 4 main disadvantages faced by Roma children on... Read more
06 Apr 2016
This infographic provides some key facts and figures about the situation of Roma population in the EU relative to the non-Roma population, especially in terms of levels of education, quality of housing and other lifestyle attributes.  Read more

Integration of Roma

The Open Society Institute - Sofia is looking for a Career Consultant
Date of publication: 2017
The Open Society Institute - Sofia (Bulgaria), in partnership with the Central European University and the Autonomy Foundation (Hungary), are working on the implementation of a program for young people from vulnerable communities for the purpose o
[Kosovo] Kosovo Roma seek justice for lead-poisoned children
Date of publication: 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).
[Czech Republic] Report: Roma children often experience school segregation
Date of publication: 2017
The abnormal discrepancies in education among Roma and non-Roma youth within the Czech Republic have been most recently spotlighted.
[Bulgaria] In Class or in Jail?
Date of publication: 2017
Transition Online, spotlights the recent consecutive physical attacks of civilians in Bulgaria perpetrated by Roma individuals throughout the country. 
[Bosnia and Herzegovina] ’Let’s ginga together’ project begin with workshops for children and youth in Banja Luka
Date of publication: 2017
Blue phone in cooperation with the sports association "Capoeira Banjaluka" will commence the implementation of 16 combined workshops of Capoeira and non-violent communications for children and young people under 18 years old, beginning on
[Bulgaria] Bulgarian gov't set sights on school dropout prevention
Date of publication: 2017
It has recently been reported that the government of Bulgaria is beginning to place more emphasis on the importance of the education of the country's youth, in response to the lack of economic opportunity present in the country and the poor educat
[United Kingdom] Govanhill kids learn about travelling with help of a traditional gypsy caravan
Date of publication: 2017
The Evening Times recently published a story about a Govanhill school, where young children have recently been learning about the wonders of traveling and journeys through the use of a traditional gypsy caravan.
[Serbia] Police blasted for not letting Roma children play in park
Date of publication: 2017
b92 news has noted the circulation of a recent online video of a Serbian police officer disallowing Roma children to play in a Belgrade local playground.
[Serbia] Hate speech in Serbia reminiscent of 1990s - ECRI
Date of publication: 2017
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) a branch of the Council of Europe which deals with human rights has recently expressed concern regarding Serbia's perpetuating hate speech and violence directed to LGBT members and Roma
[Slovakia] Life in Slovakia's Roma slums: Poverty and segregation
Date of publication: 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.

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