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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

ONLINE NOW: ECMI Annual Programme 2018

ONLINE NOW: ECMI Annual Programme 2018

The Annual Programme 2018 of the ECMI is now online! The publication contains information on planned activities and initiatives in research and action in 2018. 
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What do the Western Balkans and Schleswig-Holstein have in Common?

What do the Western Balkans and Schleswig-Holstein have in Common?

The project Minorities in Western Balkans was concluded with a final conference on 01 February 2018 in Skopje, FYROM.
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Minorities in Western Balkans: Final Conference will take place in Skopje

Minorities in Western Balkans: Final Conference will take place in Skopje

The two-year project Minorities in Western Balkans will conclude in Skopje with a final conference on 1 February 2018
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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.
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Roma In Focus: ECMI's Work on and With Roma

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