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ERIC Number: EJ769937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Perfectly Equipped Failures: The European Union and Educational Issues Affecting the Roma
Nicolae, Valeriu
European Education, v39 n1 p50-63 Spr 2007
Despite often lofty rhetoric in a large number of national and international initiatives and in speeches of national and international politicians and bureaucrats, and despite a long history of awareness and the increased visibility of the generally abysmal situation of the Roma in Europe, there is still no serious reason to hope that the lives of over 8 million European Roma will improve in the near future. During the past 22 years the European Union seemed to provide everything needed to impact the daily lives of millions of European Roma strongly and positively. "One of the most advanced anti-discrimination legislative framework in the world," dozens of reports from the most relevant intergovernmental organizations, political will, and good strategies and significant funds that were seen as the perfect tools for curbing the poverty and social exclusion of Roma and discrimination against them. Unfortunately, all these amount to what the author would call perfectly equipped failures. This article attempts to identify the main reasons for failure to tackle the situation of Roma in regard to education within the European Union. (Contains 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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