12 November 2015. Dr. Eben Friedman presents on Roma education under the EU Framework for Roma Integration Strategies at the TAIEX Workshop on Supportive Measures for Roma Inclusion in the Education System. The presentation reflects on ECMI Working Paper #73.
At the level of design, a key weakness of the EU Framework is that some of the means proposed in the area of education risk compromising realization of the corresponding objectives and in turn the overall goal of ensuring that all children complete at least primary school. What does the EU Framework on Roma Integration Strategies comprise, and what are the states’ responses?
Dr. Eben Friedman (Senior Non-Resident Research Associate, ECMI) presents on Roma education under the EU Framework for Roma Integration Strategies at the TAIEX workshop in Belgrade, Serbia. In the presentation he identifies various types of state responses, drawing comparisons between the cases, such as: refusals and reservations (as an example: Malta, Cyprus, France) and targeting vs. “integrated sets of policy measures” (examples of Bulgaria Hungary, Denmark, Germany, and so on). The details on research can be found in ECMI Working Paper # 73 on Education in Member State Submissions under the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies.
The TAIEX workshop on Supportive Measures for Roma Inclusion in the Education System was organized in Belgrade, Serbia and gathered international experts, policy-makers, representatives of EU institutions and governmental bodies. The overall aim was to discuss what kind of measures but also legislative, strategic and institutional setting may be favourable in the efforts to improve Roma education. Dr. Eben Friedman participates on behalf of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI).