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

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.... Read more
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... Read more
17 Dec 2018
Empowering Roma Women to Support Children's Education The Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children in partnership with the Opportunity and Protection Association, the European Roma Information Office (ERIO), the Tulip Foundation and... 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

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
20 Dec 2016
The analysis developed by the UK's Traveller Movement tells a compelling and troubling story about the experiences of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children and services they interact with. They are consistently failed as they progress through... 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

[Moldova] ProCivic Academy Edition II – A new challenge for 100 young people coming from 20 communities from Moldova
Date of publication: 2018
ProCivic Academy is an innovative training course focused on continuous learning and interaction for young people coming from rural areas of the country who are open to bring a change in their communities.
[Serbia] Choose Education, Say „NO“ to Child Marriage
Date of publication: 2018
Why do some children leave school, what are marital obligations, what is your future occupation and why should we say STOP to child marriages – are some of the questions we asked children of higher grades in four primary schools i
ROMACTED call for tenders: Facilitators and Experts
Date of publication: 2018
The Council of Europe has launched a Call for Tenders (Facilitators and Experts) for the provision of consultancy services on the inclusion of Roma at local and regional level in the seven beneficiaries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, *Kosovo, M
[European Union] How to Invest and Unlock the Potential of Roma Children
Date of publication: 2018
This article from the European Public Health Alliance cites several economic studies that demonstrate the economic and social benefits of investing in children.
[Serbia] First textbooks for primary education on Roman language with the support of the EU
Date of publication: 2018
As a result of the project "Introduction of the Roma language with the elements of national culture in elementary schools in Serbia", which was supported by the EU Delegation to Serbia, the Ministry of Education Science and Technological Developme
[Serbia] On July 14th, another "Lemonade's Day" was organized
Date of publication: 2018
The Children's Drop Inn Shelter and the Center for Youth Integration organized the, fourth in a row, event in which cafe shops, bars and restaurants in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Pancevo, donated the income from the sold lemonades on the July 14th to
[Bulgaria] The School in Sofia That Accepts the Children Who Are Unwanted Elsewhere
Date of publication: 2018
Dnevnik.bg shared the history of 59th Vasil Levski School in the Malashevtsi neighbourhood, Sofia, Bulgaria. The school is determined in its mission to accept all marginalised children who want to learn.

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