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Roma and discrimination
Statistical evidence
FRA Roma Pilot 2011
May, 2014
2
FRA’s mandate (Council Regulation (EC) 168/2007)
 To provide assistance and expertise on
fundamental rights issues to t...
3
FRA Roma Pilot survey – the purpose
 Collect comparable data linked to fundamental
rights in regards
– Living condition...
4
Roma and discrimination – statistical evidence
4
5
It is not easy
to get
employed…
… on average
every fourth
surveyed
Roma (16+)
felt
discriminated
when looking
for work 5
6
…and even if
getting into
work...
… on average
one in five
surveyed
Roma (16+)
felt
discriminated
at the
workplace 6
7
…getting to
decent
housing a
problem...
… on average
every second
surveyed
Roma (16+)
felt
discriminated
when looking
fo...
8
…education
not clear of
discrimination
...
… on average
every fifth
surveyed
Roma (16+)
felt
discriminated
in school or
...
9
…using
healthcare
services
neither...
… on average
every fifth
surveyed
Roma (16+)
felt
discriminated
9
10
…general
experience of
discrimination
because of
ethnicity even
worse...
… on average
every second
surveyed
Roma (16+)
...
11
…awareness
of possible
support when
discriminated
larger among
the non-Roma
neighbours...
… on average
every 4th
survey...
12
…there is a
large room for
civil society
support to
Roma who
experienced
discrimination
… but even
larger space
for
dis...
13
Challenges EU-MIDIS II
(given a target group)
 Defining sample frame population (and proxies)
 Approaching target gro...
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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 (Brussels, 12 May 2014)

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Roma and discrimination

  1. 1. 1 Roma and discrimination Statistical evidence FRA Roma Pilot 2011 May, 2014
  2. 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. 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. 4 Roma and discrimination – statistical evidence 4
  5. 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. 6 …and even if getting into work... … on average one in five surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated at the workplace 6
  7. 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. 8 …education not clear of discrimination ... … on average every fifth surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated in school or training 8
  9. 9. 9 …using healthcare services neither... … on average every fifth surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated 9
  10. 10. 10 …general experience of discrimination because of ethnicity even worse... … on average every second surveyed Roma (16+) felt discriminated 10
  11. 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. 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. 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

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