Posts Tagged ‘Roma integration’

Improving Impact for Roma Inclusion

Roma inclusion is the theme of Roma-Net II, one of the three URBACT pilot networks, undertaking exchange and learning about the delivery of Local Action Plans. Six of the original partners from the first phase, (Almeria, Bologna, Budapest, Glasgow, Nagykálló and Torrent) have agreed to continue their collaboration. Roma-NeT II offers an opportunity for these cities […]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on May 2nd, 2014 at 15:58

Engaging Roma, Getting it Right

Being part of the large local authority, very often we are told that one of our weaknesses is communicating with the community. We do a lot of hard work, with dedicated officers going above and beyond to deliver for the most vulnerable in our community. However when we are met with blank looks of “I […]

By URBACT, on March 5th, 2014 at 14:47

Working with Roma people: what can Bruce Springsteen teach us?

By Béla Kézy, Nagykálló On July 12 – just two weeks after the Roma-Net thematic workshop in Torrent – I travelled to Vienna to watch a concert. A live performance of a 64 year old man, who created magic for nearly four hours in front of 50.000 people! Although this wasn’t the first time I […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on January 9th, 2013 at 16:14

Roma mass exclusion from the labour market

It is a combination of complex factors that are responsible for the very high and concentrated levels of Roma unemployment. Low education no qualifications; out of date skills; living in settlements with poor transport links; isolated communities with limited access to jobs or information about jobs. Individually each one is a real barrier and obstacle […]

By URBACT, on March 23rd, 2012 at 12:30

Views on the International Roma Day…

ROMA-NET is an URBACT project led by Budapest which focuses on the integration of Roma populations. On the occasion of the International Roma Day, we asked some of our Roma-Net partner Local Support Group members about their views on this Roma Day. We thought – it was our personal prejudice – there would be pessimistic, […]

By URBACT, on April 8th, 2011 at 09:49

6th RegGov Newsletter

The sixth newsletter is published by the RegGov project in time before the year 2010 is over. This edition of the newsletter starts with a comprehensive insight to the URBACT Annual Conference 2010 in Liége (BE) where the RegGov network was actively involved. The newsletter includes several reports elaborated by our partners about implemented project […]

By URBACT, on December 30th, 2010 at 13:04

Roma on the “European agenda”

When a Government chooses to target people on the basis of ethnicity the actions encourage further discrimination and aggravate the already complex issue of Roma exclusion.  The recent declarations and actions of President Sarkozy to expel significant numbers of Roma people from France is not a demonstration of strong Government and is clearly at odds […]

By URBACT, on September 8th, 2010 at 17:38

International Roma Day: Roma integration in the spotlights

Roma communities, the European Union’s largest ethnic minority, continue to face persistent discrimination and segregation. On the occasion of the International Roma Day, the European Commission urged Member States in a policy communication published on 7 April 2010 to use EU funds for the social and economic integration of Roma. Ensuring these communities’ access to jobs […]

By URBACT, on April 9th, 2010 at 17:16