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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

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

06 Oct 2017 by Raluca Condruț (Icleanu)
27 Apr 2017 by TDH Super Admin
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

[Moldova] Roma Holocaust survivors look to Jews as model for recognition — and reparation
Date of publication: 2017
This September, about 70 Roma survivors of World War II in Moldova will receive compensation from Germany for the first time.
[Romania] Economic development, key issue in local development?
Date of publication: 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.
[Romania] Summer Activities for children in rural communities
Date of publication: 2017
Within Zefir project, during June-July 2017, psychosocial activities were carried out in 7 partner communities, activities coordinated by volunteers / teachers with children.
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
[Europe] Roma Inclusion: More Effort Needed to Improve Access to Schooling and Employment
Date of publication: 2017
In 2011 the European Commission set up the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020.
[Montenegro] A report from Europe's longest running refugee camp (which you've never heard of)
Date of publication: 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. 
[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).
[United Kingdom] Tips for Social Workers Supporting East-European Roma Families
Date of publication: 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.
[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. 

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