Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU

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Many EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the UK) continue to struggle to deliver effective results in the implementation of local measures to support their National Roma Integration Strategies in four key areas: access to education, employment, healthcare and housing. Moreover, few member states have allocated EU funds to this priority, showing a clear lack of commitment and political will.
Taking the above into consideration, project PAL is aiming to develop a comprehensive approach and endorse a number of goals in education, employment in order to speed up Roma integration. In order to achieve these, several measures will be designed and implemented:

  1. Reducing early school leaving throughout all levels of education
  2. Using inclusive and tailor-made teaching methods, including learning support for struggling learners and measures to fight iliteracy and promoting the availability and use of extracurricular activities
  3. Widening access to second-chanceeducation
  4. Supporting first work experience, vocational training, on-the-job training, lifelong learning and skills development
  5. Supporting self-employment and entrepreneurship
  6. Eliminating barriers, including discrimination, to re-entering the labour market
  7. Providing equal access to mainstream public employment services
  • Full title: Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU – PAL
  • Start: 04/01/2016
  • Finish: 03/01/2018
  • Programme: Justice
  • Sub-Programme: N/A
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RomPraha, Czech Republic

Komunikujeme o.p.s., Czech Republic

House of National Minorities, Czech Republic

Consorzio Innopolis, Italy

Fondazione Leone Moressa, Italy

Comune di Reggio Emilia, Italy

Institute of Psychosocial Development, Greece

Anatoliki SA, Greece

University Rehabilitation Institute, Slovenia

Asociatia MERGI INAINTE, Romania

Foundo Formacion Euskadi S.L.L., Spain

Florida University, Spain

City of Murcia, Spain

SRDA, Belgium

Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary

UCCU Alapitvany, Hungary


Drustvo za razvijanje prostovoljnega dela Novo mesto, Slovenia

Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Greece

Co-funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union
This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Justice Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (iED) and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.