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Presentation by Jaroslav Kling (Fundamental Rights Agency) on the occasion of the EESC hearing on Better Roma inclusion through civil society initiatives: focus on health and anti-discrimination …

Presentation by Jaroslav Kling (Fundamental Rights Agency) on the occasion of the EESC hearing on Better Roma inclusion through civil society initiatives: focus on health and anti-discrimination (Brussels, 12 May 2014)

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  • 1. 1 Roma and discrimination Statistical evidence FRA Roma Pilot 2011 May, 2014
  • 2. 2 FRA’s mandate (Council Regulation (EC) 168/2007)  To provide assistance and expertise on fundamental rights issues to the EU institutions and the MS, when they implement European Union law  To collect, record, analyse and disseminate relevant, objective, reliable and comparable information and data on fundamental rights issues in the EU.  To promote dialogue with civil society, in order to raise public awareness of fundamental rights and actively disseminate information about its work
  • 3. 3 FRA Roma Pilot survey – the purpose  Collect comparable data linked to fundamental rights in regards – Living conditions and access to essential services (education, health), employment – Freedom of movement  Collect comparable data in respect to – Discrimination experiences – Right’s awareness – Difference in the observed status of Roma and non-Roma neighbours 3
  • 4. 4 Roma and discrimination – statistical evidence 4
  • 5. 5 It is not easy to get employed… … on average every fourth surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated when looking for work 5
  • 6. 6 …and even if getting into work... … on average one in five surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated at the workplace 6
  • 7. 7 …getting to decent housing a problem... … on average every second surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated when looking for dwelling to buy or rent 7
  • 8. 8 …education not clear of discrimination ... … on average every fifth surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated in school or training 8
  • 9. 9 …using healthcare services neither... … on average every fifth surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated 9
  • 10. 10 …general experience of discrimination because of ethnicity even worse... … on average every second surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated 10
  • 11. 11 …awareness of possible support when discriminated larger among the non-Roma neighbours... … on average every 4th surveyed non- Roma v. every 5th Roma (16+) 11
  • 12. 12 …there is a large room for civil society support to Roma who experienced discrimination … but even larger space for discrimination preventive activities (evidence not provided in this data) 12
  • 13. 13 Challenges EU-MIDIS II (given a target group)  Defining sample frame population (and proxies)  Approaching target groups (identification)  Coverage of urban/rural areas  Comparability in time and between countries  Persons or households  Mixed households  Choice of sample design 13 Thank you for your attention! Contact: Romaprogramme@fra.europa.eu Roma pilot survey data: http://fra.europa.eu/DVS/DVT/roma.php www.fra.europa.eu