Last week during the 3rd Roma Week in Brussels the EU Fundament Rights Agency (FRA) released their first report on antigypsyism. The report reviews data on specific areas of life, such as education, employment, healthcare and housing – all areas in which prejudice and racism against Sinti and Roma continue to undermine true progress. The report also frames the issue of Roma exclusion and deprivation in a global context, looking at how Roma in EU countries fare compared to the general population with respect to select Sustainable Development Goals. FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty pointed out that antigypsyism “from discrimination to hate crime, fuels the vicious cycle of Roma exclusion. It leaves them as societal outcasts and treated in a stereotypical manner that is intolerable” and that our societies have to ensure that all EU citizens have the same opportunities.
20 April 2018 – Stepping up efforts to tackle antigypsyism – the specific form of racism faced by Roma, Sinti and Travellers – in the EU is crucial to ensure ... mehr
Brussels, 26 October. The European Parliament adopted yesterday the own-initiative report on “Fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism”, calling upon the European Commission and EU ... mehr
The situation of Roma has not improved substantially over the past decade, despite the EU institutions and their Member States having adopted various measures to improve the social inclusion of ... mehr
BERLIN, 6 September 2016 – Confronting increasing manifestations of racism and xenophobia against Roma and Sinti and strengthening coalition-building among political leaders to counter discrimination are the focus of an ... mehr