News and Events

  • REF/SP would like to recruit an Intern for the Programs to assist in carrying out administrative and coordination tasks in 4 Scholarships schemes in the period of April-July 2011

    DEADLINE FOR SUMBITTING YOUR APPLICATION (CV and Motivation letter) : 20th April 2011

    Interested candidates should send a CV and a letter indicating their interest, the reasons they want to learn more on Roma education

  • 19 March 2011

    MEP, Ms.Barbara Lochbihler, form the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, a long-time activist in human rights visited the Roma Education Fund, in Budapest, Hungary 19 March 2011.

  • The Annual General Meeting, also known as the AGM is the main decision-making body of International Erasmus Student Network . All the official sections of the network are invited to the AGM to decide about how the network should be run the following year. AGM this year takes place at Budapest and lasts for four days. Every year it is organized in a different city and country. The program begins on Thursday evening and the official meeting is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • The Roma Education Fund is pleased to announce that three of its supported programs have been shortlisted for the ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration 2011

     The "Close to school"project in Romania, the Romaversitas Foundation in Hungary, and the DARTKE foundation in Hungary have been selected as finalists in the competition. The jury will select 30 projects out of the submitted 133 projects, from 11 countries.

  • On February 15, 2011, the Board of Directors of the Roma Education Fund appointed Judit Szira as the Executive Director.  Ms. Szira has worked as Senior Adviser at REF since its inception.  Ms. Szira has over 30 years of experience in the area of education as well as in Roma issues, as a teacher, administrator, government official and grantmaker.  The REF Board welcomes Judit in her new role. 

  • The Roma Education Fund is not collecting personal private data about its beneficiaries. Data collected for the portfolio of projects including European Union sponsored projects are solely for the purposes of project implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and are entirely anonymous and aggregate level data. In all its supported projects the Roma Education Fund is advising to all Roma NGOs and other partners not to collect and disclose personal private data.

  • Internship positions are an important component of REF activities as they allow young educated Roma to get acquainted with the organization and the issues related to the education of Roma people in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
    Internships also help REF to establish a network of young and dynamic people who, upon completing their internship, will go on to support, in various ways, the objectives and mission of the Fund and Roma inclusion in conventional educational systems.

  • The social, economic and cultural position of the Roma population poses one of the greatest political challenges in Europe today. Roma inclusion is a complex process including anti-discrimination, desegregation and poverty reduction.
    Inclusion can only take place with the full participation of Roma children in quality education and the expansion of sustainable livelihood strategies and employment opportunities, so that the chances of Roma become similar to that of all European citizens.

  • Launching Conference of “A Good Start” project – Romania