Ten Years After: A History of Roma School Desegregation in Central and Eastern Europe

Ten Years After: A History of Roma School Desegregation in Central and Eastern Europe

By: Iukius Rostas (editor)Hardback

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Roma rights have emerged on the political agenda of Eastern Europe. School segregation is one of the hottest issues. Each country has developed its own approach, with Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania being more visible in the desegregation process. The volume presents the results collated in the frames of the fact finding project led by the editor. The analysis includes the examination of a large number of legal documents and policy statements issued by national authorities and the international community on the matter. A critical overview is also made about the various Roma-specific political campaigns on national and European scale. The second half of the book contains interviews with activists that assumed a leading role in school desegregation. These testimony pieces have been critically reviewed by educational and policy analysts from the concerned countries.

About Author

Iulius Rostas is former director of the Roma programs of the Open Society Institute and worked previously as International Advocacy Coordinator with the European Roma Rights Centre and as an expert for the Government of Romania - Department for Protection of National Minorities. He advocated for Roma school desegregation in Central and Eastern Europe and provided technical assistance and capacity building to NGOs and governments in the region. Currently he is a freelance researcher and consultant for the Roma Education Fund and Open Society Foundations - Public Health Program.


Foreword; Acknowledgements; About the Roma Education Fund; Introduction; PART I CHAPTER ONE Institutional Responses to Segregation: The Role of Governments and Non-Governmental Organizations; CHAPTER TWO Setting the Roma Policy Agenda: The Role of International Organizations in Combating School Desegregation; CHAPTER THREE Judicial Policy Making: The Role of the Courts in Promoting School Desegregation PART II Bulgaria - Interview with Rumyan Russinov; Bulgaria - Policy review by Krassimir Kanev; Czech Republic - Interview with Ivan Veseley; Czech Republic - Policy review by Gwendolyn Albert; Hungary - Interview with Viktoria Mohacsi; Hungary - Policy review by Orsolya Szendrey; Romania - Interview with Costel Bercus; Romania - Policy review by Florin Moisa Slovakia - Interview with Klara Orgovanova; Slovakia - Policy Review by Miroslava Hapalova and Martina Kubanova; PART III Conclusion; List of Contributors; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9786155053139
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9786155053139
  • ISBN10: 6155053138

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