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

education employment

<pm;”>Many EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the UK) continue to struggle to deliver effective results regarding the implementation of local measures to support their National Roma Integration Strategies in four key areas; access to education, employment, healthcare and housing. Unfortunately, only a few member states have allocated EU funds to this priority, thus displaying 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 illiteracy and promote the availability and use of extracurricular activities
  3. Widening access to second-chance education
  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