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

21 Feb 2020
The independent media platform for human rights journalism Marginalia.bg reported that the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) has sentenced the kindergarten "Zhelyazko Popnikolov" in Vidin, Bulgaria, the... Read more
15 Feb 2020
The issue of Roma integration in Bulgaria is generally a topic confined to the territory of the country itself. However, openDemocracy shared an insightful article on the issues surrounding the Bulgarian Roma community, EU citizenship, but... Read more
21 Jan 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that there are teachers willing to work with vulnerable students in Bulgaria, but only one teacher from the city of Shumen has been approved by the Ministry of Education under the... 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

05 Sep 2019
The European Commission published the 2019 report focusing on national implementation of Roma inclusion measures. The report shows the most vital factors influencing four policy areas (education, employment, health, housing), as well as trends... Read more
01 May 2018
Final Report of the Red Cross of Serbia "Mapping children and youth outside the education system in rural areas" is made within the "Joint program for inclusion of roma children and children from sensitive groups in education... Read more
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

Multimedia

04 Feb 2020
The Bulgarian NOVA television shared the story of Galina Ryom-Røjbek, who is a world unicycle champion and through the idea of "social circus" inspires children to believe in themselves. At only 6 days old, Galina was abandoned in a... Read more
19 Mar 2019
Free Europe Bulgaria (Svobodna Evropa) shared this short film (in Bulgarian) about the story of Snezhana Ivanova, a Bulgarian woman from the poor Sofian district Fakulteta, who has successfully escaped from the closed circle of life in the ghetto.... Read more
18 Jan 2019
We are sharing this lecture by sociologist Loïc Wacquant on the topic of "Advanced Marginality, Ethnoracial Divisions and the Strategies of the State." The lecture is in English and is 2 hours long. Wacquant discusses "what... Read more

Integration of Roma

[Bulgaria] The State Agency for Child Protection sued a kindergarten for discriminating against an adopted Roma child
Date of publication: 2020
The independent media platform for human rights journalism Marginalia.bg reported that the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) has sentenced the kindergarten "Zhelyazko Popnikolov" in Vid
[Bulgaria] Bulgaria's Roma Population: EU Citizens, but Still Not Equal to their Compatriots
Date of publication: 2020
The issue of Roma integration in Bulgaria is generally a topic confined to the territory of the country itself.
Galina Ryom-Røjbek's story and the idea of social integration through physical activity [Website link]
Date of publication: 2020
The Bulgarian NOVA television shared the story of Galina Ryom-Røjbek, who is a world unicycle champion and through the idea of "social circus" inspires children to believe in themselves.
[Bulgaria] More Candidates for Teaching in Problematic Areas for Teach Bulgaria Foundation than Program Launched by the Ministry of Education and Science
Date of publication: 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that there are teachers willing to work with vulnerable students in Bulgaria, but only one teacher from the city of Shumen has been approved by the Ministry of Education under the Motivated Teach
[Italy] A new law against Roma camps in Italy
Date of publication: 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.
[Croatia] 12 Roma Children Expelled from Kotoriba Kindergarten
Date of publication: 2019
Roma minority MP, Veljko Kajtazi, said on Wednesday that 12 Roma children had been expelled from a kindergarten in Kotoriba and urged solution so that children could continue attending kindergarten.
[Malta] 39% of Maltese Uncomfortable with Their Children Dating Roma
Date of publication: 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.
[Czech Republic] Magdalena Karvayová on estimating the distribution of Roma in the schools: Data are important to desegregation
Date of publication: 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.
[Italy] From Roma Camp to Bakery: Adriana's Leap into a New Life
Date of publication: 2019
Adriana is 23 years old. She has a job, home, family and friends.
[Romania] School starts with more inclusion for Roma children in Romania – and beyond
Date of publication: 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.

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