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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...
12 Feb 2019
Members of European Parliament adopted a non-legislative resolution calling for additional efforts to combat anti-gypsyism in the EU. Some of the most important areas where Roma rights continue to be violated across the EU are relation to education...
07 Feb 2019
The EU is working together with the Roma Education Fund (REF) as part of the regional Project “Increased Education Opportunities for Roma Students and Roma Youth in Western Balkans and Turkey” to provide better education opportunities for Roma...
20 Jan 2019
The third edition of the awards for Roma integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey call for applications is now open. This edition is dedicated to the “Unknown Heroes”, Roma women whose engagement and activism contributed to improving social...

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