Roma civil society: Italy lacks knowledge about the Roma, Sinti and Caminanti people

March 16, 2020

The Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report for Italy has found that there is no accurate data available at the national level about the number of Roma, Sinit and Caminanti (RSC) in the country. The Government approved its National Roma Integration Strategy (NRIS) after it was drafted by the National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR) in collaboration with civil society and RSC representatives.

Roma civil society: Belgium must do more to support Roma and Travellers’ access to fundamental rights

March 12, 2020

The second Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report on Belgium examined the four central themes of employment, housing, health and education. The primary takeaway is that Roma and Travellers still do not enjoy their fundamental rights in this EU Member State to the extent that others do, especially in the field of housing.

Roma civil society: Cyprus must not invest in further segregation of Roma housing

The second Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report for Cyprus has found that many mainstream measures generally targeting vulnerable groups are apparently not resolving the daily challenges faced by Roma with respect to their social inclusion. Roma are not participating in public employment services due to a number of reasons including lack of information and/or reluctance and everyday life obstacles to participate in training generally.

Denmark should involve Roma in researching policy impact

The second Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report for Denmark describes how immigration during the late 20th century from the former Yugoslavia is the main point of origin for the Roma now living in the country who are national citizens. The Danish authorities do not record data about ethnic origin (e.g., Roma origin).

Rroma civil society: Spain must support Rroma victims of discrimination to access justice

The Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report for Spain has found that while Rroma in Spain enjoy better access to education today than perhaps at any time in history, the community is still far from reaching optimum levels of political representation. Overcoming antigypsyism so Spanish society in general will accept the Rroma community remains a challenge for the country.