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

09 Sep 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.... Read more
08 Sep 2019
On 6th of September, the European Commission published the 2019 annual report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies, summarizing action taken in education, health, housing and discrimination. Unfortunately, there are no... Read more
03 May 2019
   A new CNN report highlighted the latest anti-Roma violence in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Once known as a positive example of Roma integration, Bulgaria is now facing ethnic violence between the Roma community and ethnic Bulgarians.... 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

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
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.

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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