Romani CRISS, in partnership with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Greek Helsinki Monitor, the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Life Together and Integro Association Bulgaria, is launching the DARE-Net project: Desegregation and Action for Roma in Education-Network.
The DARE-Net project will create a transnational network of Roma and
non-Roma civil society and academic organisations to analyse practices
and initiatives relating to Roma education and school desegregation of
Roma children in Romania, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic
On February 25-28, 2013, the first transnational meeting of the
partners will take place in Bucharest. This meeting will mark the start
of the network and provide partners with an initial opportunity to
discuss their efforts to address Roma education and school desegregation
in their respective countries. Key examples include affirmative action
initiatives or legislation to prohibit school segregation in Romania,
and litigation to combat Roma school segregation and promote the
integration of Roma children through incusive education resulting in
favorable decisions by the European Court of Human Rights: e.g., Horváth and Kiss v. Hungary, D.H. and other v. Czech Republic, Sampanis v. Greece, and Orsus v. Croatia.
During the project, the DARE-Net partners will advance desegregation
and litigation projects in their countries and advocate for concrete
actions by institutions to integrate Roma students, through
desegregation and qualitative education, in the six European countries.
More information on the project is available here.
For further information, contact:
Media and Communications Officer
European Roma Rights Centre
The DARE-Net project is financially supported by Lifelong Learning: Comenius, ICT, Languages and Programme Coordination.