Bridge To Business: Bridging Young Roma and Business: Intervention for inclusion of Roma youth through employment in the private sector in Bulgaria and Hungary

February 1, 2017

The Center for Policy Studies participates in the "Bridge To Business" research project which aims to facilitate the access of secondary and university level educated Roma to quality white-collar jobs at private companies.

The core concept of the project steps beyond the most common Roma employment programmes targeting low educated, long-term unemployed people and proposes alternative measures to boost Roma employment:

  • The activities support the potential Roma employees, on the one hand, through preparing them for a successful entry to corporate employment;
  • On the other hand, the project also supports the employer companies in adapting their internal procedures in order to support the recruitment and integration of less competitive Roma candidates and to create a more inclusive environment.

The project activities will be implemented over a period of 36 months and in collaboration with The Open Society Institute Foundation in Sofia, and Autonomia Foundation in Budapest. CPS Research Fellows Vera Messing and Zsuzsanna Arendas will take part in the project.

More information is available at the project page.

EU emblem This project has received funding from the European Union under the Grant Agreement no. VS/2016/0236.