Roma Rights



Publications and resources

Estrategia nacional para la Inclusión Social de la Población Gitana en España 2012/2020

PILAR CLAVERA: “Gitanos totalmente integrados están volviendo al chabolismo ahogados por la crisis” (2013)”

School Segregation of Romani Students in Spain (2012). This report on school segregation in Spain was prepared by Spanish Federation of Romani Women Associations KAMIRA and the Mario Maya Foundation with funding from the European Roma Rights Centre and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Empowerment through Employment: Capitalizing on the Economic Opportunities of Roma Inclusion (2012). This policy brief discusses the importance of creating “good jobs” to move Roma social inclusion toward economic empowerment and proposes a potential approach to job creation.

Key Messages to the European Commission (2012). This document communicates the ERPC’s main priorities and concerns following a meeting with the European Commission in July 2012.

Roma Health Mediators: Successes and Challenges (2011). This report from the Roma Health Project looks at mediation programs Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Housing Conditions of Roma and Travellers in the European Union – Comparative Report (2009). This report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) gives evidence that Roma and Travellers are strongly disadvantaged in private and social housing throughout the EU.

“I Can Stop and Search Whoever I Want”—Police Stops of Ethnic Minorities in Bulgaria, Hungary and Spain (2007) uses quantitative data as well as interviews with police officers and members of minority groups to examine the practice of ethnic profiling.

Baxtalo’s Blog is dedicated to promoting interculturalism and fighting Romaphobia and antui-gypsyism.

Roma in the media (resources compiled by FSG)

Dosta! Campaign is a Council of Europe/European Commission awareness raising campaign that aims to bring non-Roma closer to Roma citizens by breaking down the barriers caused by prejudices and stereotypes.


Spanish NGOs

Amuradi is an Andalusian association of Roma university women.

Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) since 1960s, provides services for the development of the Roma communities in Spain and in Europe.

KAMIRA is a national federation of Romani women´s associations.

Maranatha is a national federation of Roma associationes.

Union Romani is a national federation of NGOs promoting Roma culture and advocating for the rights of Roma communities across Spain.


International institutions and organizations

Official website of the Roma Decade of Roma Inclusion is a multi-year international initiative that brings together governments, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, as well as Romani civil society, to accelerate progress toward improving the welfare of Roma and to review such progress in a transparent and quantifiable way. The Decade focuses on the priority areas of education, employment, health, and housing, and commits governments to take into account the other core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming. Spain is part of the Decade.

Roma Education Fund (REF) is a central pillar of the Roma Decade, established in 2005 to expand educational opportunities for Roma communities in Central and Southeastern Europe. The goal of the REF is to contribute to closing the gap in educational outcomes between Roma and non-Roma, through policies and programs including desegregation of educational systems.

Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues – OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights addresses Roma and Sinti issues either directly through its programs or by promoting the establishment of institutional frameworks at local and national levels designed to advise governments and administrations on policy-making on Roma and Sinti affairs.

Council of Europe Roma and Travellers Division has as its main objective is to encourage its members to take a comprehensive approach to Roma issues. This involves three main priorities: protecting minorities, preventing social exclusion, and combating racism, anti-gypsyism and intolerance.

European Roma Policy Coalition (ERPC) is an informal gathering of non-governmental organisations operating at EU level on issues of human rights, anti-discrimination, anti-racism, social inclusion, and Roma and Travellers’ rights. The ERPC is committed to the principle of inclusion through participation and aims to promote the participation of Roma in all relevant processes.

Open Society Foundations Roma Initiatives Office (RIO) provides grants, fellowships, and training to stimulate Roma community participation and active citizenship, empower Roma women and youth, and combat anti-Roma discrimination.

Forum of European Roma Young People (FERYP) promotes active Roma youth participation in decision-making processes with the aim to mainstream Roma issue in youth policies and youth issues in Roma policies and programs.

European Roma and Travellers Forum is an international Roma organization that brings together Roma NGOs from throughout Europe.

European Roma Rights Center is an international public interest law organization engaging in a range of activities aimed at combating anti-Romani racism and human rights abuse of Roma.

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