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

[Romania] 26 teachers were trained in organizing the after-school program
Date of publication: 2018
Between February 7 and 9, the Terre des hommes Foundation, with the support of the Craiova team, organized the "After school flexible programs and their management" training.
[Romania] 2.700 children participated in the organization of activities aimed at mobilizing young people
Date of publication: 2018
The grant program addressed to young people to implement activities for vulnerable children has been finalized.
[Romania] In Bacau country, 37 communities benefit from infrastructure investments in social, health and education sectors
Date of publication: 2018
"Support for social infrastructure, health and education" (SHINE), a project that aims to support social, health and education services by implementing infrastructure investments in 37 localities (communes and towns) in B
[Bulgaria] A new network for Early Childhood Development for Roma Community in Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2018
On 24th January 2018 a meeting was held on the occasion of the establishment of a Network for Early Childhood Development for the Roma Community in Bulgaria.
Vacancy: Grants Manager
Date of publication: 2018
Terre des hommes is looking for a Grants Manager to join its team in Moldova. The successful candidate speaks English, Romanian, and Russian. Duty Station: Chisinau, with occasional travel to project communities
[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.

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