The Situation of Roma in an Enlarged European Union

Monday, 1 November, 2004

This report examines the situation of Roma in Europe, focusing on their access to education, employment, health, social welfare benefits and housing. The report also addresses the particular disadvantages experienced by Romani women and the traveller community and includes research findings that were conducted over a period of 10 months in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It examines policy issues that have an impact on the situation of Roma, such as the lack of statistical data, and calls for an EU Roma Integration Directive.

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