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CONFERENCE INVITATION: Statelessness, Discrimination and Marginalisation of the Roma People in the Western Balkans and Ukraine; Skopje, 26-27 Oct

19 September 2017

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Stateleness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) are pleased to announce a forthcoming conference in Skopje (26-27 October) which will launch a new report on the issue of statelessness, discrimination and marginalisation of the Roma People in the Western Balkans and Ukraine.

The event is aimed at NGOs, community associations, lawyers, journalists, postgraduate students and academics as well as representatives from governments and inter-governmental organisations.

A detailed programme will be available shortly but in the meantime you can download the outline (pdf) and/or contact Senada Sali senada.sali@errc.org at the ERRC for further information or logistical questions.

How to register: Please note that the conference registration is free of charge but places are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. To register email Senada Sali senada.sali@errc.org with your name, position/organization, country of residence and motivation for attending the conference.

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Families Divided: Romani and Egyptian Children in Albanian Institutions

21 November 2017

There’s a high percentage of Romani and Egyptian children in children’s homes in Albania – a disproportionate number. These children are often put into institutions because of poverty, and then find it impossible ever to return to their families. Because of centuries of discrimination Roma and Egyptians in Albania are less likely to live in adequate housing, less likely to be employed and more likely to feel the effects of extreme poverty.

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Cause of Action: Romani Children in State Care in Nógrád County (Hungary)

20 November 2017

The data showed that Romani children are grossly overrepresented in the care system in Nógrád County: although they make up under 20% of the county’s population, Romani children make up over 80% of those in care. The data showed a strong correlation between deep poverty, severe deprivation, and the entry of children into the care system.

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Roma Belong - Discrimination, Statelessness and Marginalisation of Roma in the Western Balkans and Ukraine

26 October 2017

The #RomaBelong project is a joint initiative by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) in collaboration with partner organisations in Albania ...

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