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

13 May 2020
Reuters reports on the decision of the Supreme Court in Hungary and the developments around the case of unlawfully segregated Roma children. The case Classroom situation of ethnic tensions at an elementary school in Gyongyospata, east of... Read more
21 Feb 2020
The independent media platform for human rights journalism Marginalia.bg reported that the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) has sentenced the kindergarten "Zhelyazko Popnikolov" in Vidin, Bulgaria, the... Read more
15 Feb 2020
The issue of Roma integration in Bulgaria is generally a topic confined to the territory of the country itself. However, openDemocracy shared an insightful article on the issues surrounding the Bulgarian Roma community, EU citizenship, but... 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

07 May 2020
Roma communities in Europe face a heightened risk for death and complications from COVID-19, as their situation marked by racism and poverty has been worsening during the last decade. Every third Roma child lives in a household where someone went to... Read more
05 Sep 2019
The European Commission published the 2019 report focusing on national implementation of Roma inclusion measures. The report shows the most vital factors influencing four policy areas (education, employment, health, housing), as well as trends... Read more
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

Multimedia

04 Feb 2020
The Bulgarian NOVA television shared the story of Galina Ryom-Røjbek, who is a world unicycle champion and through the idea of "social circus" inspires children to believe in themselves. At only 6 days old, Galina was abandoned in a... Read more
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

Integration of Roma

Sports psychologist
Date of publication: 2020
"CONCORDIA Football Club" is a member of the Bulgarian Football Union and is an organization supporting personal development and social integration through sports for children from vulnerable communiti
[Hungary] Hungarian Roma feel vindicated by school segregation ruling
Date of publication: 2020
Reuters reports on the decision of the Supreme Court in Hungary and the developments around the case of unlawfully segregated Roma children. The case
Roma in the COVID-19 Crisis: An early warning from six EU member states
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: Open Society Foundations
Roma communities in Europe face a heightened risk for death and complications from COVID-19, as their situation marked by racism and poverty has been worsening during the last decade.
[Bulgaria] The State Agency for Child Protection sued a kindergarten for discriminating against an adopted Roma child
Date of publication: 2020
The independent media platform for human rights journalism Marginalia.bg reported that the Commission for Protection against Discrimination (CPD) has sentenced the kindergarten "Zhelyazko Popnikolov" in Vid
[Bulgaria] Bulgaria's Roma Population: EU Citizens, but Still Not Equal to their Compatriots
Date of publication: 2020
The issue of Roma integration in Bulgaria is generally a topic confined to the territory of the country itself.
Galina Ryom-Røjbek's story and the idea of social integration through physical activity [Website link]
Date of publication: 2020
The Bulgarian NOVA television shared the story of Galina Ryom-Røjbek, who is a world unicycle champion and through the idea of "social circus" inspires children to believe in themselves.
[Bulgaria] More Candidates for Teaching in Problematic Areas for Teach Bulgaria Foundation than Program Launched by the Ministry of Education and Science
Date of publication: 2020
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that there are teachers willing to work with vulnerable students in Bulgaria, but only one teacher from the city of Shumen has been approved by the Ministry of Education under the Motivated Teach
[Italy] A new law against Roma camps in Italy
Date of publication: 2019
The far-right League introduced in the Regional Council of Piedmont a new bill titled Rules on the Regulation of Nomadism and Combatting Abusiveness. The bill was approved on the 8th of November by the Regional Council.
[Croatia] 12 Roma Children Expelled from Kotoriba Kindergarten
Date of publication: 2019
Roma minority MP, Veljko Kajtazi, said on Wednesday that 12 Roma children had been expelled from a kindergarten in Kotoriba and urged solution so that children could continue attending kindergarten.
[Malta] 39% of Maltese Uncomfortable with Their Children Dating Roma
Date of publication: 2019
The Roma community is one of the largest minority groups in the EU, with an estimated number of 10 million Roma living in Europe.

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