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

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.
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.

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