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

ROMACTED call for tenders: Facilitators and Experts
Date of publication: 2018
The Council of Europe has launched a Call for Tenders (Facilitators and Experts) for the provision of consultancy services on the inclusion of Roma at local and regional level in the seven beneficiaries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, *Kosovo, M
[European Union] How to Invest and Unlock the Potential of Roma Children
Date of publication: 2018
This article from the European Public Health Alliance cites several economic studies that demonstrate the economic and social benefits of investing in children.
[Serbia] First textbooks for primary education on Roman language with the support of the EU
Date of publication: 2018
As a result of the project "Introduction of the Roma language with the elements of national culture in elementary schools in Serbia", which was supported by the EU Delegation to Serbia, the Ministry of Education Science and Technological Developme
[Serbia] On July 14th, another "Lemonade's Day" was organized
Date of publication: 2018
The Children's Drop Inn Shelter and the Center for Youth Integration organized the, fourth in a row, event in which cafe shops, bars and restaurants in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Pancevo, donated the income from the sold lemonades on the July 14th to
[Bulgaria] The School in Sofia That Accepts the Children Who Are Unwanted Elsewhere
Date of publication: 2018
Dnevnik.bg shared the history of 59th Vasil Levski School in the Malashevtsi neighbourhood, Sofia, Bulgaria. The school is determined in its mission to accept all marginalised children who want to learn.
[Romania] In Bacau, the children from 6 communities built the models of their future playgrounds
Date of publication: 2018
In Bacau, in the communes Negri, Racova, Scorteni, Sărata, Bogdăneşti and Pîrjol, the children
[Bulgaria] Interview with Asen Karagyozov, REDI Bulgaria Business Facilitator
Date of publication: 2018
We would like to present to you the Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative REDI, which is being implemented in Romania and Bulgaria, and their interview with Asen Karagyozov, a business facilitator of the initiative since its founding.
Final Report of the Red Cross of Serbia "Mapping children and youth outside the education system in rural areas"
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Red Cross of Serbia
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", which was implement

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