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Transnational Project “Roma and Sinti Participation for Effective Policy in Employment and Education”

9 May 2005

Transnational Project “Roma and Sinti Participation for Effective Policy in Employment and Education”

In April 2005 the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in partnership with the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and the European Roma Information Office (ERIO) launched the transnational project "Roma and Sinti Participation for Effective Policy in Employment and Education". The project is part of the EU Community Action Program to Combat Discrimination "Transnational actions for the development of policy and/or legal responses to the fight against discrimination on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, disability, age and sexual orientation".

The two-year project activities to be implemented in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania, and Slovakia, are aimed at promoting the adoption and implementation of effective policies to combat discrimination against Roma and Sinti in education and employment by reinforcing advocacy action undertaken by local Romani organisations and building capacity of Romani organisations to influence and participate effectively in the policy-making which affects Roma. To that end the partners will undertake research and policy assessment, training and advocacy activities. Specific activities include:
 

For more information on the Program see:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/antidiscrimination

Information on the EU-wide campaign "For Diversity. Against Discrimination" is available at: http://www.stop-discrimination.info

An online anti-discrimination database is accessible at: http://www.nondiscrimination-eu.info

Quasi-Citizens: [Or Imperfect Citizenship]
Research into patterns of racial discrimination against Roma and Sinti in Italy

Researched and written by: Nando Sigona and Lorenzo Monasta, osservAzione

In collaboration with: Piero Colacicchi, Barbara Pierro, Eva Rizzin, Francesca Saudino e Giovanni Zoppoli 
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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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