• 10 - 11 September 2007,  UNESCO

    Education for Roma children will be the focus of a meeting organized by UNESCO and the Council of Europe on 10 and 11 September at UNESCO Headquarters. Entitled “Towards quality education for Roma children: transition from early childhood to primary education”, the meeting will bring together experts – representatives of education ministries, members of international and regional organizations, academics, researchers and civil society stakeholders – from fifteen European countries.

  • On 9-11 August 2007 , the meeting of Committee of Education of ERTF took place in Supral, Poland.
    Organizers of the event were DG -II Social Cohesion of the Council of Europe and European Roma and Travellers Forum. The themes for discussion were the situation of Roma in Europe, problems of education for young Roma and their chances in modern societies of Europe and the world.
    The meeting has been held with the participation of the following respected persons:

  • August 2007

    Visitors of the Sziget Festival 2007, Budapest were offered to attend a three-day program series on different kinds of interesting forums, related to Roma and the education of Roma. The main topics were school segregation, the system of minority self-governments and equal opportunities. The overall aim of the series was to strengthen and popularize tolerance.

  • 2 August 2007

    On the night of 2-3 August 1944, the "Gypsy camp" at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp was liquidated after the last group of nearly 3000 Roma inmates there were gassed.
    Tomorrow, 2 August 2007, will be the 63rd anniversary of the dire massacre. On that day European Roma pay their tribute to their assasinated fellows, remebering the Roma Holocaust, the Pharrajimos.

  • July 17 2007

    The presidential commission on education has presented a report concerning the evaluation of the Romanian education system. Basescu, President of Romanian concluded that the Romanian education system is inefficient, inequitable and its quality is lower than the European standards.

  • The Hungarian Government accepted the decree of the Strategy Plan of the Decade of the Roma Inclusion without a blackball or any dwellings. The Strategy Plan would fasten the improvement process of the economical and social status of Roma. The Strategy Plan of Hungary indicates comprehensive aims in the fields of equal treatment in practice, culture media and sport besides employment, housing, healthcare and education.

  • The Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture invites applications of Hungarian Minority Research Institutes, Legal Representatives of Research Groups and State Universities with Romology Departure under the tender called “Useful researches adaptable for the education of the Roma minority”

    The tender welcomes applications that aim to improve the efficiency of nursery and  a primary school education while also supports the preparation of additional materials in order that strengthen Romani language and folklore teaching methods. 

  • This year, the Hungarian Ministry of Education allocates HUF 30 million for the running of the KATAPULT mentor program that supports and helps disadvantaged students to maintain in the tertiary educational system.

  • 4 July 2007

    The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour together with the Advisory Board of the  Public Foundation for the Hungarian Gypsies (MACIKA) have invited applications for the Roma scholarship programs of 2007.

  • 15 July 2007

    Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Viktória Mohácsi, Member of European Parliament (ALDE) herewith invite applications for a 3 months internship in the ALDE, European Parliament, Brussels from the 17th of September 2007 till 15th of December 2007.