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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. The Inclusive...
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...
04 Sep 2019
Based on the World Health Organisation research Greece’s new government plans to increase vaccination rates as measles exits again in the country. The Minister of Health plans to raise awareness and to improve vaccine coverage of the population. “...
01 Jul 2019
The Council of Europe's Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is concerned about the rising racism and hate speech cases, discrimination against Roma and LGBT communities, as well as the insufficient criminal justice response in Romania...
22 Jun 2019
In Hungary, the law prohibits children being taken away from the family because of their poverty, but one-third of the children in care are separated from their families due to this reason. In Nógrád County, this percentage is 38 percent and the...
03 Jun 2019
Kosovo has the highest child vaccination rates in Europe, according to a report by the Kosovo Institute of National Health (IKSHPK), which was published in early June. As Europe faces outbreaks of measles and other contagious diseases, the child...
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.   Since 10 April, the...
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...
16 Apr 2019
On April 12th, the International Day for Street Children was marked all over the world. On this occasion, the program ‘Return to New Opportunities’, which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the EU...
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...

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