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Roma Empowerment

As a largest transnational minority in Europe, Roma (here used as a generic term, covering also Ashkali and Egyptian communities) experiences very divergent attitudes. Inherent discrimination, struggle for basic human rights such as housing, education and access to health services is a common ground for intense Roma activism across Europe. In many European countries Roma is not recognized as a national minority. Yet a number of states have recognized Roma through the international instruments such as Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) and some have recognized Roma language under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, bringing forward the development of national strategies for Roma inclusion.

ECMI Roma Empowerment programme aims to inform, document and review the Roma situation in Europe, whether the recognition as a national minority furthers Roma empowerment and what impact have the European and national Roma strategies on the improvement of Roma status.

More information on ECMI Roma Empowerment  programme (specific objectives, ongoing and former projects, events and publications) will be uploaded shortly.  

Meanwhile, for more information, please contact Dr. Zora Popova.

Programme News

SAVE the DATE for the ECMI Public Lecture: Policies toward Roma in Europe

SAVE the DATE for the ECMI Public Lecture: Policies toward Roma in Europe

The lecture delivered by Dr. Eben Friedman will take place at Kompagnietor on 20 November 2017 at 17:00.
[Read more on ECMI InfoChannel]
ECMI Working paper #98 is now online!

ECMI Working paper #98 is now online!

The ECMI Working Paper #98 is now online. The paper focuses on Bilingual education for Romani children.
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Roma in Georgia: ECMI at the CAHROM thematic visit

Roma in Georgia: ECMI at the CAHROM thematic visit

ECMI was part of the CAHROM thematic visit in Georgia between 21 and 23 June 2017. Our team shared the ECMI expertise on Roma issues during the CAHROM meetings and with the local media in Tbilisi.
[Read more on ECMI InfoChannel]
Why was EPP a success? We ask the Final Conference participants

Why was EPP a success? We ask the Final Conference participants

Some of the EPP Final Conference participants shared their views and gave feedback on why EPP was a success.
[Read more on ECMI InfoChannel]

Roma In Focus: ECMI's Work on and With Roma

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