European Experts Come Together to Tackle Discrimination of Roma Students

Experts from within the European education sector are to come together at the University of Sussex to discuss how young people from Roma communities can be better included in higher education.
 
The event, on May 19, 2016, will bring together key policymakers and researchers to discuss the issues which prevent the inclusion of Roma students in secondary schools and universities across Europe. Concerns which will be discussed include how young people from Roma communities frequently experience racism from their peers, discrimination from within their families for pursuing education and having to work to support themselves whilst studying.
 
Key speakers will include Dr Andrzej Mirga, Board Chair of the Roma Education Fund, Budapest, Hungary and Mr Ciprian Necula, State Secretary, Ministry of European Funds, Romania.
 
The event is part of the Higher Education Internationalisation and Mobilities (HEIM) Project, funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Programme. Located in the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), at the University of Sussex, the project is working with the Roma Education Fund, Budapest, and the Universities of Seville, Spain and Umea, Sweden to research how Roma communities are faring in relation to higher education opportunities in Europe.
 
Speakers include
•    Prof Nafsika Alexiadou, Umeå University, Sweden
•    Dr Stela Garaz, Roma Education Fund, Budapest, Hungary
•    Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith, CHEER, University of Sussex, UK
•    Ms Tanja Jovanovic, CHEER, University of Sussex, UK
•    Dr Andrzej Mirga, Board Chair of the Roma Education Fund, Budapest, Hungary
•    Prof Louise Morley, CHEER, University of Sussex, UK
•    Mr Ciprian Necula, State Secretary, Ministry of European Funds, Romania
•    Dr Mayte Padilla-Carmona, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
•    Dr Maria-Carmen Pantea, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
•    Prof John Pryor, CHEER, University of Sussex, UK
•    Mr Paul Roberts, The Doctoral School, University of Sussex, UK
 
To attend the event or for more information, please contact:

Lynsey Ford lynsey.ford@sussex.ac.uk
Dr Jessice Gagnon J.Gagnon@sussex.ac.uk

Dr Stela Garaz sgaraz@romaeducationfund.org
Tom Bass tbass@romaeducationfund.org

Click here for a live stream of the event on May 19.