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"The Roma/Non-Roma Test Score Gap in Hungary"

"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.

New publication by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

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.

European Parliament's new study on Roma EU citizens in the European Union

The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs published a study about measures to promote the situation of Roma EU citizens in the European Union.

Beyond Rhetoric: Roma Integration Roadmap for 2020


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
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New publication: EDUMIGROM Summary Findings

'Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe' - EDUMIGROM publishes its summary findings report.

EDUMIGROM panel at the ASN Annual Convention

EDUMIGROM team presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities 16th Annual World Convention. The ASN Annual Convention was held at Columbia University (New York, USA) on April 14-16, 2011.

An EU Framework for Roma Integration by 2020: A New Departure or Much Ado about Nothing?

This policy brief by Bernard Rorke for the European Policies Initiative debates the merits and shortcomings of the recently adopted EU Roma Framework.

OECD: Doing Better for Families

A new OECD report, Doing Better for Families, looks at what governments can do to support the family in a time of rapid social change.

The European Commission calls on EU countries to set national strategies for Roma integration

The European Commission is putting forward a European Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, which will help guide national Roma policies and mobilise funds available at EU level to support inclusion efforts.

New publication: European Policy Brief

The fourth Policy Brief of the EDUMIGROM project was published in March 2011.