Project Events & News

Roma civil society: Greece can leverage Roma community strengths to promote inclusion

The second round of  Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) reports on Greece reports that a Special Secretariat for Roma Inclusion has been recently established there to act as the focal point for collecting information, planning, and receiving complaints about the social inclusion of Greek Roma people. For the first time, the Greek state is holistically approaching the issue of Greek Roma exclusion and connecting employment promotion measures with the social areas prerequisite to being employable (education, health, housing and training).

Blog: The Cypriot Roma and their living conditions during COVID-19

By Chryso Pelekani
(part of the Roma Civil Monitor in Cyprus)

Cypriot government’s actions to integrate Roma do not seem to be effective enough and more must be done as soon as possible to protect their lives in the current time of pandemic revealed the interviews with members of the Roma community living in this insular member state.

Why migration solidarity groups could herald a new politics

We are happy to announce that CORDIS (the European Commission's primary service for EU-funded research results) has published an article about the results of the 'Migration Solidarity and Acts of Citizenship along the Balkan Route' (MigSol) project of CPS Research Fellow Celine Cantat in six languages at:

Blog: School-to-work transition: Contextualizing fieldwork in Hungary's Southern-Transdanubia

By Abel Beremenyi

NGOST project aims to understand how school-to-work transition (STWT) occurs among the Roma young people, critically examining related policies and programmes and institutions targeting and/or reaching out to Roma youth.

Roma civil society: Finland marks 60 years of Roma advocacy

March 26, 2020

The second Roma Civil Monitor (RCM) report for Finland has found that mainstream employment services are having only a limited impact on Roma jobseekers. Despite general improvement in access to housing, some districts remain “challenging” and require public authorities or Roma NGOs to constantly negotiate with them to ensure Roma have equal access to housing there.