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  • The Roma Education Fund (REF) is accepting proposals aiming to support access to quality integrated pre-school education for Romani children in the Czech Republic.

    Výzva pro integrovaní pøed¹kolní vzdìlání v Èeské republice (èervenec 2009)
    Romský vzdìlávací fond (REF) vyzývá o podání ¾ádosti o finanèní pøíspìvek za úèelem zlep¹ení pøístupnosti ke kvalitnímu a integrovanému pøed¹kolnímu vzdìlání pro romské dìti v Èeské republice.

  • By Gabor Kezdi and Eva Suranyi

    An Evaluation of the Hungarian National Government’s School Integration Program
    2005-2007

  • The Roma Education Fund and Gallup Organization Romania conducted a joint research, titled "Analysis of the impact
    of affirmative action for Roma in high schools, vocational schools and universities".
    The report presents the results of an integrated analysis (qualitative, quantitative and document analysis) of the impact of the affirmative action for Roma people in secondary and higher education institutions.

  • by Sinziana Demian
    30 March 2009

    A scholarship program gives ambitious Romani students a chance to join the healing profession.

    CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania | Watching an older brother slowly recover from a serious car crash a few years ago, Alina Calin, then a teenager, gradually realized she wanted nothing more than to become a doctor. Not only did she decide she wanted to save lives; she also considered this a good way to help fight the ethnic discrimination she says she then witnessed in the Romanian health care system.

  • By failing to tackle the social exclusion of the Roma, an ageing Europe is wasting the talents of millions of young people, writes Tamar Manuelyan Atinc.

    To read the artilce, please click on the link below.

  • The Roma Education Fund together with the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation submitted a project within the framework of the call for proposals launched by the European Commission for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008.

  • September 15th marked the beginning of the new school year in Bulgaria and the end of school segregation for approximately 200 Roma students in Blagoevgrad. Students, who were attending sub-standard Elementary School No. 1 in Blagoevgrad, are moving to several city schools where they will get a better education and learn in an integrated environment with their peers from other ethnic groups for the first time.

    September 17, 2008

  • The Board of the Roma Education Fund is very pleased to announce that after a long search, it has appointed an Executive Director to take charge of all operations, including grant making for Roma education, capacity building, policy development and research in different aspects of Roma education, and the Fund’s comprehensive university scholarship program.

  • The Roma Education Fund is pleased to announce that its seven desegregation projects in Bulgaria is being now funded by the EU Structural Funds, under the Operational Programme  Human Resources Development (OP HRD) as announced by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education on March 14, 2008.

    This is a crucial development which marks the transition of the school desegregation projects from grassroots to state-supported action and opens new prospects for their sustainability.

  • Germany,  October 16-17, 2007

    Judit Szira, REF Senior Policy Advisor and Beata Olahova, REF Program Officer represented the Roma Education Fund in the International Symposium at the Foreign Office, Berlin on October 16-17, 2007.