Community Studies on ethnic difference in education have been published for France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Sweden and England. The studies focused on how the school and the wider social environment influenced school performance, the formation of identity and future aspirations of adolescent youth in a multiethnic environment.
Upholding the fundamental rights of Roma is a vital precondition for peace and social cohesion in Europe, writes José Manuel Fresno, Adviser for Ethnic Minorities in the European Union and President of Spain’s Council for Equal Treatment and Non-discrimination, in the December 2010 issue of Alliance magazine.
The fourth Newsletter shares the latest updates on the project and its outputs, spotlights three communities in which research was conducted and introduces the personal reflections of project colleagues involved in EDUMIGROM’s fieldwork.
Ending child poverty within the EU? - a review of the 2008-2010 national strategy reports on social protection and social inclusion has been published by eurochild, an organization promoting the welfare and rights of children and young people.
Decade Watch, an initiative of Roma activists supported by the Open Society Foundations and the World Bank, has issued Decade Watch: Results of the 2009 Survey, its third report assessing government action toward implementing commitments made under the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015.
'Multilingualism' is prone to contradictory interpretations, which presents serious challenges to policy makers in their quest for an integrated, knowledge-based European society. Linguistic diversity is promoted as valuable and positive by European policy makers; however while it can be culturally enriching, multilingualism is often perceived as an obstacle to social integration and cohesion. If Europe hopes to utilise the potential of its linguistic assets productively, policy makers should acknowledge the contentious nature of language diversity, and address it with coordinated and consistent education and integration measures.
A place for meeting, information and exchange on social inclusion initiatives developed across the European Union. This participatory forum aims at highlighting the diversity of actors and projects organised during the European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion as well as other European projects carried out under other programmes and aimed at combating poverty and social exclusion. The event will feature the EDUMIGROM research project as well (19-20 October, Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels).