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Newsletter 1, March 2021 Roma N1

«Let’s know each other: Strategy for the Equity Inclusion of Roma Students»

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Title: «Let’s know each other: Strategy for the Equity Inclusion of Roma Students»

Project code 2020-1-EL01-KA201-078810

Duration: 2 school years, end September 2022

Applicant Organisation

  1. Gymnasio Zipariou, Kos, Greece


  1. ICON Greece NGO, Greece
  2. V.E.M. srls Italy
  4. Testvérvárosok Baráti Egyesülete NGO Hungary
  5. Szolnoki SZC Klapka György Szakgimnáziuma és Szakközépiskolája School Hungary
  6. Vocational High School of Transport and Transport Management, Bulgaria
  7. Agrupamento de Escolas de São João da Talha, Portugal
  8. Centro Concertado Leonardo da Vinci, Spain


The Europe 2020 strategy envisages reducing the early school leaver rate from 15% to fewer than 10% by 2020. Through the adoption of the Lisbon Strategy in 2000, the EU and its Member States equipped themselves with a framework to address poverty and deprivation. Specific attention was given to child poverty and child well-being, with some EU Member States setting explicit targets within set timeframes. More recently, the EU has proposed an “inclusive growth” strand in the Europe 2020 Strategy. The accent on inclusion provides a further opportunity to adopt a comprehensive EU approach to achieving well-being for children, including the most marginalized such as the Roma.


National Roma Integration – 2014 review Key steps taken since 2011



Two-year obligatory pre-schooling introduced with language training if needed.

Gradual introduction of all-day school.

In three years (2010-2013), a Bulgar­ian educational project has brought down the number of children who drop out of school by almost 80%


80-95 Roma mediators appointed in local employment offices.

Community Development Centres (CDC) promoting the employment of young people and women in margin­alised Roma communities were set up in 11 municipalities.

Job fairs targeted at the most disad­vantaged including Roma.


Mobile medical units and mediators in areas where the majority lacks health insurance.

X-ray, immunisation of children, medi­cal and gynaecological exams, screen­ings and prevention of HIV and TB.

Health education and awareness-raising campaigns.

Increase in the number of Roma health mediators.


Launch of an EU co-financed hous­ing initiative to provide quality homes within an integrated approach (ad­dressing also employment, education and health challenges simultaneously) for Roma people in 4 municipalities (Burgas, Dupinitsa, Vidin, Devnya). The municipalities of Varna, Peshtera and Tundzha are also considering taking up this initiative.

Anti-discrimination (περισσότερα…)

Romani Dictionary in Greek


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Questionnaire on Children’s rights

Students answer a Google Forms about Children’s rights according to UNICEF Convention on Children’s rights.

The link for the questionnaire


To present injustice and bad behaviour to children

To present protective measures for children by UNICEF

To register students’ opinion on children; s rights

To emphasize the importance of child protection


Multiple choice Exercise on Children;s rights

Students complete the exercise about Children’s’ rights at at


To learn about Children’ rights

To acquire knowledge about universal human rights

To think about injustices between poor and rich countries

Objectives at the EU level for the period up to 2030

The Commission sets seven objectives at the EU level for the period up to 2030. Three
of these objectives are horizontal in the areas of equality, inclusion and participation. The other
four are sectoral objectives in the areas of education, employment, housing and health. To
implement these objectives effectively, they need to be backed up with the ability to measure

Download the file here EU policies Horizontal Sectoral

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Access to Early Childhood Education and Care for Roma children

children 3914241 1280The Council Recommendation on high-quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems underlines the importance of access to ECEC services for all children and recalls that quality ECEC can be “an effective tool to achieve educational equity for children in a disadvantaged situation, such as some migrant or ethnic minorities (for example Roma)”.

It can provide Roma children with a start in life that is equal to their non-Roma peers’, which is essential to break the cycle of intergenerational transmission of poverty. To reach this objective, ECEC needs to be accessible, available and affordable.

Low participation

As the percentage of Roma children aged between 4 and the starting age of compulsory primary education who participated in ECEC amounted to only 53% in the nine surveyed countries in 2016, the EU Roma strategic framework for equality, inclusion and participation for 2020-2030 set out an ambitious target of at least 70% of Roma children aged 3 and above participating in ECEC by 2030.

Education of Roma Children

The Council of Europe began its involvement with the Roma in 1969 by adopting the first official text on the «situation of Gypsies and other Travellers in Europe». In 1983 the Council organised the first training seminar for teachers working with Roma children. In 1993 the Roma population was declared a European minority. (περισσότερα…)

Roma Factsheet Hungary


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Roma Factsheet Portugal


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Roma Factsheet Italy


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