Scholars are invited to submit abstract for the conference “Critical Approaches to Romani Studies” organized by the Roma in European Societies (RES) initiative of the Central European University (CEU) to take place in Budapest, Hungary on May 25-26, 2017.
European Education: Increasing Access to Higher Education and the Reproduction of Social Inequalities
REF Program and Studies Officer Dr Stela Garaz, together with Simona Torotcoi, PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations at Central European University, have been published in European Education, Volume 49, Issue 1.
On International Day Against Racial Discrimination, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) calls on EU institutions to do more than just pay lip service to the fight against racial discrimination and be vocal against the normalisation of racism.
Thirsting for Justice: New Report Reveals Depth of Discrimination faced by Europe’s Roma in Accessing Water
Today the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) released its report - Thirsting for Justice: Europe’s Roma Denied Access to Clean Water & Sanitation, highlighting the shocking disparities between Roma and non-Roma in their access to water.
In this recent report, Demetrios G Papademetriou, Meghan Benton, and Natalia Banulescu-Bodgan of the Transatlantic Council on Migration, which is a project of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), analyse how positive integration outcomes among refugees can be encouraged, while upholding the integrity of migration systems. This report is timely given that Europe is trying to balance how to prevent another 'refugee crisis' and to ensure the new arrivals integrate and that their contributions are realised. Through anaylsis, the report demonstrates how interdependent this approaches are. As such, it is argued that there is a need to transition from short-term provisions to the creation of long-term opportunities.
This report by the McKinsey Global Institute entitled "Europe's New Refugees: A Road Map for Better Integration Outcomes" argues that Europe should ensure that refugees are integrated into the labour market, as well as society, so that the potential and benefits of migration are maximised. To arrive to this arguement, the report explains the factors that shaped individual journeys of this new group of refugees, and then outlines the important role of the EU in harmonising their response to this population of people. Finally, promising strategies being implemented in Europe to help integrate new arrivals are revealed as best practices to be drawn on.
9 Bulgarian ROMACT municipalities will receive support for their projects through Operational Programmes
Out of 10 Bulgarian municipalities which submitted project concepts under the integrated procedure of Operational Programme Human Resources Development (OPHRD) and Operational Programme Science and Education for Smart Growth (OPSEIG) with the support of ROMACT experts, 9 received approval for funding.
A decision by the EU Court of Justice backing private sector workplace bans on headscarves seriously undermines the right to equality and non-discrimination of women, a group of anti-racism organisations said today.
ENAR has a permanent staff of nine persons. We welcome interns with a genuine interest in being part of our team and in gaining experience on anti-racism advocacy at the European level. At the same time, we value their insights and appreciate their input and energy. With the aim of achieving an ethnic and gender balance in its team, ENAR endeavours to provide an optimum social and learning environment to its interns. People from groups affected by racial, ethnic or religious discrimination are particularly encouraged to join our team.
The October 2017 municipal elections are approaching. In order to encourage foreigners to participate, the government has launched a call for proposals for associations willing to raise awareness in migrant communities about their voting right and promote their inscription on electoral lists.