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

13 May 2020
Reuters reports on the decision of the Supreme Court in Hungary and the developments around the case of unlawfully segregated Roma children. The case Classroom situation of ethnic tensions at an elementary school in Gyongyospata, east of... Read more
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

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

07 May 2020
Roma communities in Europe face a heightened risk for death and complications from COVID-19, as their situation marked by racism and poverty has been worsening during the last decade. Every third Roma child lives in a household where someone went to... Read more
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

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

[European Union] MISTO AVILEAN! Ensuring Non-Discriminatory Education for Roma Children on the Move
Date of publication: 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education.
"Is There a Way out of the Ghetto?", the story of Snezhana Ivanova [Website link]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Свободна Европа
Free Europe Bulgaria (Svobodna Evropa) shared this short film (in Bulgarian) about the story of Snez
Advanced Marginality, Ethnoracial Divisions and the Strategies of the State, lecture by Loïc Wacquant [Video]
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: ABFs film- & medienätverk
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.
[Bulgaria] The project "Empowerment of Roma Women for Roma Children Education" has been initiated
Date of publication: 2018
Empowering Roma Women to Support Children's Education
[Kosovo] Terre des hommes creates and supports integration opportunities for vulnerable children in Kosovo
Date of publication: 2018
Every third person in Kosovo lives below the poverty line, meanwhile unemployment rises to above 30%.
[Serbia] The State Has Committed to Ensure that Every Child Is Registered at Birth
Date of publication: 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.
Consultant for final evaluation
Date of publication: 2018
Church World Service is a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
[Moldova] ProCivic Academy Edition II – A new challenge for 100 young people coming from 20 communities from Moldova
Date of publication: 2018
ProCivic Academy is an innovative training course focused on continuous learning and interaction for young people coming from rural areas of the country who are open to bring a change in their communities.
[Serbia] Choose Education, Say „NO“ to Child Marriage
Date of publication: 2018
Why do some children leave school, what are marital obligations, what is your future occupation and why should we say STOP to child marriages – are some of the questions we asked children of higher grades in four primary schools i

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