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.


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


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


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


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

Awareness Raising for Roma Activists on the Issue of Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern Europe
Date of publication: 2006
Publisher: Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues
Based on the general overview offered by the participants and consultants of the regional roundtable, Roma are especially vulnerable to becoming vi…
Assessment Trip to Albania on Trafficking in Children from Roma and Egyptian Communities
Date of publication: 2003
Publisher: Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues
The assessment is based on recommendations directed to the CPRSI to address the issue and to collect data on trafficking, with a focus on children,…
Responses to State Sponsored Collective Injustice
Tomorrow, on the 8th of April, an online livestreamed conference on the “Responses to State Sponsored Violence and Collective Injustice,” at Harvard University, to mark International Roma Day, will be held. Everyone is free to watch online.
Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) - Multi-Annual Roma Programme
Publisher: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights' multi-annual Roma Programme featured project LERI (Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion), which was initiated to respond to the European Commission's communication regarding a European Union framewo
Open Day Event for the newly opened IDM (Integrated Development Model) Center of the Health and Social Development Foundation
The Health and Social Development Foundation (Hesed) is pleased to invite you to its open day event at their newly opened IDM Center on 18th May (Friday) 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sharing experience after attending 'after school classes' (Kosovo)
“I really like to attend Learning After School Classes because here I found additional help to do my homework and we also learn other things”
Disbursement of EU Funds for Projects
Publisher: Roma Education Fund
The overrepresentation of Roma students in 'special schools' is one of the greatest obstacles to educational equality in Slovakia.
Education: The Situation of Roma in 11 EU Member States - 2014 (Document)
Publisher: European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights
The Roma community, Europe’s largest ethnic minority, face serious poverty and social exclusion. These problems lead to their exclusion from full, quality educations, which further damages their prospects.
Making Desegregation Work!
Publisher: Roma Education Fund
Segregation in education, whether explicit or de facto and whether involving classes or whole schools, remains a serious problem for Roma children hoping to receive a quality education, and a serious source of inequality.


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