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07 May 2019
On 24 April 2019, a representative of the Know How Center for the Alternative Care for Children, NBU, took part in the national meeting, ‘SIRIUS: Positive Development and Steps Towards Educational Integration of Refugee Children: Good Practices from...
03 May 2019
Milan Šveřepa, the co-chair of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, wrote an interesting blog on the deinstitutionalisation process and people with intellectual disabilities. These issues were...
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.  Organized by...
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 access...
29 Mar 2019
zefiR - Together for the power of action is a project implemented by a consortium of non-governmental organizations that has worked to reduce the disparities between Roma and other vulnerable groups and the majority population in a sustainable and...
25 Mar 2019
Two Slovak journalists have written the story of Roma families who moved from Slovakia to the UK, painting a picture of two educational systems – one where Roma children end up in special schools [for those with disabilities], and one which provides...
07 Mar 2019
According to UNICEF, almost 4 million children are living with disabilities in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia and do not have access to qualified and inclusive education. Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and...
26 Feb 2019
Congress has published the first brochure on voting rights for local elections for migrants and IDPs. The brochure was prepared for the Conference on the Right to Vote of Locally Displaced Persons in Kiev, and is based on a report which analysed ...
22 Feb 2019
Greece is struggling to manage what is threatening to become a ‘humanitarian disaster’ on Samos – an island which gained the nickname ‘new Lesbos’ for the inhumane conditions in which refugees and migrants have been placed as they await the...
13 Feb 2019
A second national workshop was held in Tirana, as part of the ROMACTED programme, implemented together by the EU and Council of Europe. The programme aims to build capacity of Albanian local authorities and Roma communities and contribute to...

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