Annual report 2010
Here you can download the organization’s annual report for 2010.
Racist violence in Romania
A report concluded by Policy Center for Roma and Minorities in partnership with ENAR and Open Society Foundations, and published in March 2011. Download here the report.
Assessing patterns and trends is a difficult process due to the obvious lack of centralised data on racist violence in Romania. Thus, any statement on the increase or decrease of racist violence is not based on data but rather on assumptions and qualitative evaluations of such incidents in national and international reports.
Although Romanian police issues an annual report on violence related cases, no data on the racial identity of the victims is available. The Quality of official criminal justice data collection mechanisms on racist crime/violence in EU27 analysis puts Romania in Tier 4 – ‘there is a total absence of any publicly available official criminal justice data on racist crime’. Equally worrying, no data on anti-Semitism is consistently collected by public authorities as to allow an assessment on trends of racist violence.
Racism and discrimination in Romania
ENAR Shadow Report 2009 – 2010 in partnership with Policy Center for Roma and Minorities. Download here the report.
Racism is a reality in the lives of many ethnic and religious minorities in the EU. However, the extent and manifestations of this reality are often unknown and undocumented, especially in official data sources, meaning that it can be difficult to analyse the situation and to establish solutions to it.
The ENAR Shadow Reports are produced to fill the gaps in the official and academic data, to offer an alternative to that data and to offer an NGO perspective on the realities of racism with the EU and its Member States. NGO reports are, by their nature, based on many sources of data, official, unofficial, academic and experiential. This allows access to information which, while sometimes not backed up by the rigours of academic standards, provides the vital perspective of those that either are or work directly with those affected by the racism that is the subject of the research. It is this that gives NGO reports their added value, complementing academic and official reporting.
Closing the social exclusion cycle in the European Union: A European Union Framework Strategy on Roma
A report concluded by Policy Center for Roma and Minorities in partnership with the Kingdom of Netherlands. Download here the report.
More than two decades have passed since the European Union, through the European Parliament, directly addressed Roma issues. Anti-Gypsyism as acknowledged by the European Commission and Fundamental Rights Agency is widespread, rampant, and widely ignored when it comes to measures against it within the European Union. The latest anti-Roma acts in Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy as well as the movement of a part of the Roma population within Europe initiated a number of reactions and led to a rather significant increase in political will to tackle the social inclusion of Roma.
The European Roma: A Diverse People, An Inquiry into Inclusion
Roma research has found a home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. At Vanderbilt University, three graduate students are contributing to the body of academic research regarding Roma inclusion in European education systems. In November 2009, the working group submitted a ninety-page analysis of the current state of Roma inclusion in social, political, economic, and educational fields.
This paper, entitled, “The European Roma: A Diverse People, An Inquiry into Inclusion,” considered historical and current trends through a careful study of data, policy papers, and theoretical frameworks for inclusion. The authors found that in order to fully include the Roma population in a sustainable and effective way, it is needed a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, flexible approach.
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