Jack Greenberg, world famous expert on integrated education, visits REF Roma integration projects in Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary

One of the leading lawyers supporting the desegregation process in US, Mr. Jack Greenberg, visited Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary in April 2007, collecting information about integration of Roma in the education system in the three countries.

One of the leading lawyers supporting the desegregation process in US, Mr. Jack Greenberg, visited Bulgaria between April 25 -28 collecting information about integration of Roma in the education system in the country.  Mr. Greenberg met and interviewed a number of actors involved in school integration. Together with the REF country facilitator in Bulgaria Toni Tashev, Mr. Greenberg visited two of the desegregation projects supported by Roma Education Fund in Plovdiv and Stara Zagora meeting the team of the local Roma organizations, school directors, teachers and children involved the projects. He was impressed from the work of the local organizations and the positive development of the desegregation process for the last four years since he last visited Bulgaria. “The desegregation process supported by Roma Education Fund has made a significant progress since my last visit in Bulgaria four years ago, and Bulgaria is leading this process in Europe,” Jack Greenberg said in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio.  He was also accompanied by Florin Nasture in his Romania visit and Judit Szira on his Hungarian visit.