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

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
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

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

[Romania] High risk of social exclusion amongst Romanian children
Date of publication: 2017
According to the report of "Business Review", about half of all Romanian children are in danger of social exclusion or poverty; this number is well over the European average and the highest amongst EU member states.
[Moldova] Roma Holocaust survivors look to Jews as model for recognition — and reparation
Date of publication: 2017
This September, about 70 Roma survivors of World War II in Moldova will receive compensation from Germany for the first time.
[Romania] Economic development, key issue in local development?
Date of publication: 2017
Many of the existing social problems, from poor housing conditions to early school leaving or health issues, are linked, directly or indirectly, to poverty.
[Romania] Summer Activities for children in rural communities
Date of publication: 2017
Within Zefir project, during June-July 2017, psychosocial activities were carried out in 7 partner communities, activities coordinated by volunteers / teachers with children.
[Europe] Roma Inclusion: More Effort Needed to Improve Access to Schooling and Employment
Date of publication: 2017
In 2011 the European Commission set up the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020.
[Montenegro] A report from Europe's longest running refugee camp (which you've never heard of)
Date of publication: 2017
Tom Bass from Open Democracy reports on the history and development of the Konik Camp in Montenegro. Opened in 1994, the came has been a refuge for Roma and Balkan Egyptians fleeing violence in Kosovo. 
[Kosovo] Kosovo Roma seek justice for lead-poisoned children
Date of publication: 2017
Just after Kosovo's 1998-1999 conflict, 600 members of the Roma community from the city of Mitrovica were given shelter by the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
[United Kingdom] Tips for Social Workers Supporting East-European Roma Families
Date of publication: 2017
The Roma community are one of the most marginalised ethnic groups and have low educational achievement, low life expectancy and low levels of employment.
[Czech Republic] Report: Roma children often experience school segregation
Date of publication: 2017
The abnormal discrepancies in education among Roma and non-Roma youth within the Czech Republic have been most recently spotlighted.

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