Despite policies of inclusion, compulsory education for all, and attempts at establishing multiculturalist arrangements in schools across Europe, minority ethnic students face segregation and discrimination that reinforce, perpetuate, and often even deepen their socio-economic disadvantages. This is the overall conclusion of a comparative research project conducted in nine European countries led by Associate Professor Julia Szalai, a sociologist and recognized expert on Roma and minority rights.
Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a tri-annual, fully refereed journal published jointly by the Association for the Study of Nationalism and Ethnicity and Wiley-Blackwell, invites the submission of interdisciplinary articles on issues pertaining to nationalism, ethnicity and related themes.
This publication comprises evaluations conducted by Open Society Foundations of the National Roma Integration Strategies submitted by the governments of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia, and the 2010–2013 Roma Integration Concept submitted by the Czech Government in lieu of a strategy.
International conference “Diverse talents for the future of Europe” will be held in Brussels on 5-6 March 2012. The conference is organised by the Federation of Active Associations of Belgium (Fedactio), an umbrella organization endeavouring for social cohesion together with a number of universities and institutions.
Dr. Julia Szalai and Dr. Viola Zentai presented the papers on EDUMIGROM research results at the policy conference "Youth and Social Inclusion" 'Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society: more opportunities, better access, and higher solidarity' in Brussels (November 17-18, 2011).
The INCLUD-ED project is reaching the end of five years of scientific research that have contributed to overcoming social exclusion in Europe through successful actions in different social areas. The 6th of December 2011, the INCLUD-ED Final Conference will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels.