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

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
29 Apr 2019
The article written by Vladimir Kolev and published on the European Public Health Alliance website provides a concise overview of the most salient events of the fourth EU Roma Week, which took place from the 18th to the 21st of March.... Read more
08 Apr 2019
Roma children engaged in migration are often excluded from compulsory education. The lack of coordination between schools in localities of origin and destination, often coupled with discriminatory attitudes towards the Roma, impede children’s... 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

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

Changes in the Czech System of Child Protection and Hope for Children in Institutional Care
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: European Roma Rights Center
During the not very distant totalitarian past in Czech Republic, it was quite common for people in wheel chairs to be cleared from the streets of …
Assessing the Right of Forcibly Separated Romani Families to Compensation: Lessons from the Canadian Experience
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: European Roma Rights Center
With specific regard to the policies targeting and the treatment of Native Canadian children, striking similarities can be seen between the Cana…
Demystifying the Collection of Ethnic Data and the Child Protection System
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: European Roma Rights Center
The situation of Romani communities in Europe is complex and does not allow the approach of ‘one size fits all’. Discrimination against Roma as ind…
Discrimination against Roma in the Swedish Social System
Date of publication: 2007
Publisher: European Roma Rights Center
In 1999, Roma were recognised as one of five historical minorities in Sweden and Romani Chib was recognised as a minority language. As a consequenc…
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.
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.
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
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”

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