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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...
11 Aug 2019
START ACADEMY SOFIA is a non-governmental organization aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of disadvantaged students and young people from marginalized groups, especially those who have  or are at risk of dropping out of school....
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...
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...
19 Mar 2019
The Center for Youth Integration (CYI) is a citizens association that, since 2004, has implemented programs dealing with the population of children and young people in street situations or at risk of being on the street, as well as programs dealing...
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...
13 Feb 2019
After two Roma brothers attacked a local resident who ended up in hospital, the resto of the Roma community members received a warning to leave the village, since the villagers are coming for revenge. Soon after Roma left afraid of violence and...

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