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

17 Dec 2018
Empowering Roma Women to Support Children's Education The Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children in partnership with the Opportunity and Protection Association, the European Roma Information Office (ERIO), the Tulip Foundation and... Read more
15 Oct 2018
Every third person in Kosovo lives below the poverty line, meanwhile unemployment rises to above 30%. Due to socio-economic factors, many families cannot afford to provide their children with a meaningful leisure time and proper school preparation.... Read more
15 Oct 2018
Government of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the European Commission, organized the fourth seminar “Social Inclusion of Roma in the Republic of Serbia” in October 2017. The seminar is a biennial meeting, first organized in... 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

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
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

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

[Serbia] First textbooks for primary education on Roman language with the support of the EU
Date of publication: 2018
As a result of the project "Introduction of the Roma language with the elements of national culture in elementary schools in Serbia", which was supported by the EU Delegation to Serbia, the Ministry of Education Science and Technological Developme
[Serbia] On July 14th, another "Lemonade's Day" was organized
Date of publication: 2018
The Children's Drop Inn Shelter and the Center for Youth Integration organized the, fourth in a row, event in which cafe shops, bars and restaurants in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Pancevo, donated the income from the sold lemonades on the July 14th to
[Bulgaria] The School in Sofia That Accepts the Children Who Are Unwanted Elsewhere
Date of publication: 2018
Dnevnik.bg shared the history of 59th Vasil Levski School in the Malashevtsi neighbourhood, Sofia, Bulgaria. The school is determined in its mission to accept all marginalised children who want to learn.
[Romania] In Bacau, the children from 6 communities built the models of their future playgrounds
Date of publication: 2018
In Bacau, in the communes Negri, Racova, Scorteni, Sărata, Bogdăneşti and Pîrjol, the children
[Bulgaria] Interview with Asen Karagyozov, REDI Bulgaria Business Facilitator
Date of publication: 2018
We would like to present to you the Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative REDI, which is being implemented in Romania and Bulgaria, and their interview with Asen Karagyozov, a business facilitator of the initiative since its founding.
Final Report of the Red Cross of Serbia "Mapping children and youth outside the education system in rural areas"
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Red Cross of Serbia
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", which was implement
Social Theater Expert
Date of publication: 2018
Terre des hommes Moldova is looking for a Social Theater Expert within `Sustainable community partnerships to support the rights of persons belonging to minorities in Moldova` project, funded by the European Union, and implemented in partn
[Moldova] Terre de hommes Moldova embarks on a new EU-funded project to combat interethnic discrimination
Date of publication: 2018
Only half of Roma children in Moldova aged between 7 and 15 years attend school, compared to almost 100% of their non-Roma peers, show UNICEF studies.

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