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CfP "Alternative strategies of Roma mobilization", BASEES/ICCEES Congress, Cambridge 5-8 April 2013.

UACES CRN “Romanis in Europe” calls for papers for a panel on  ‘Alternative strategies of Roma...

04.03.2012 19:29

CVEK 2011/4 newsletter is out now

The latest issue of the critical quarterly focuses on the developments in minority policies in the...

03.12.2011 16:23

CFP UACES AC in Passau

Call for papers on Roma politics within the EU for the UACES AC in Passau (September 2012)....

Probing the limits of integration: Romani and Traveller minorities in Europe


Romanis in Europe sees itself as an interdisciplinary network initiative that brings together scholars, researchers and practitioners sharing a specific interest in limitations of present European policies aiming at Roma integration. The specific interest of the network lies with the evaluative research with the focus on policies targeting Roma communities, allowing their geographic mobility and determining their relationship with the national and the European institutions. We believe this research is important for several reasons.  

The issue of Romanis' exclusion was brought to attention of the wider European public with the 2010 expulsions of the EU citizens from France, the events that are yet to change the ways in which we perceive and analyse the issues of European integration, cross-border migration and minority rights protection. Across Europe, Romanis are the largest minority group. Traditional policies of group protection, cultural diversity and minority inclusion have failed to redress social deprivation and exclusion of Romanis and were largely unsuccessful in changing the perceptions of the dominant societies about Romani communities. With no kin-state of their own and lacking opportunities for mobilising political or economic resources, Romanis remain poorly organised, disempowered and largely marginal communities living in parallel to dominant societies.

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Probing the limits of integration: Romani and Traveller minorities in Europe
Collaborative Research Network sponsored by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies
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