The final conference of the project 'Youth, unemployment and exclusion in Europe: A multidimensional approach to understanding the conditions and prospects for social and politicial integration of young unemployed (YOUNEX)' will take place inBrussels on August the 30th.
"The Roma/Non-Roma Test Score Gap in Hungary": an article was recently published by Gabor Kertesi and Gabor Kezdi in the American Economic Review. The paper documents and decomposes the test score gap between Roma and non-Roma 8th graders in Hungary in 2006. The data connect national standardized test scores to an individual panel survey with detailed data on ethnicity and family background; it is clearly explained that the educational gap is due to social disadvantages, and ethnicity plays no additional role.
Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2010. The Annual report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights draws on EDUMIGROM's 2010 Ethnic Differences in Education in Hungary: Survey Report, authored by Julia Szalai and Vera Messing, with contributions from Anna Szasz.
Beyond Rhetoric offers recommendations to the European Commission based on the vast experience of the Open Society Foundations in promoting Roma participation and integration, empowering Roma civil society and combating anti-Roma prejudice. It also includes country-specific recommendations, solicited from independent experts, covering five EU member states that participate in the Decade of Roma Inclusion.