FRA has made it possible for users to readily explore the results from a survey into the socio-economic situation of Roma and non-Roma living nearby in 11 EU Member States.
The results are available through FRA’s Roma data visualisation tool, which provides easy access to the findings. Users can simply compare the findings by country or by theme, for example. The results can also be exported in various formats. Once FRA is acknowledged, the data can then be re-used in reports and presentations.
The Roma pilot survey was carried out by FRA in 2011 in cooperation with the European Commission, the United Nations Develoment Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. The survey documented the situation on the ground, providing policy makers with the necessary evidence for designing effective policy responses to address the situation of the millions of Roma who continue to face discrimination and social exclusion across the EU.
The study collected data on their socio-economic condition, experiences of discrimination and rights awareness in 11 Member States in order to examine the socio-economic situation in employment, education, housing and health, as well as issues of equal treatment and rights awareness. Questions were also asked about the socio-demographic characteristics of all household members as well as the surrounding neighbourhood and infrastructure. In total, 16,319 households were included in the survey in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain. FRA carried out the survey as part of its multi-annual Roma programme.
FRA interviewed 10,811 Roma and 5,508 non-Roma living close by. For each household one respondent 16 years or older was selected for the interview. In part, the information given refers to the household as a whole, so that in total the data describes the living conditions of 61,271 persons in these households. The results are representative for Roma living in areas in higher than national average density. The results for the non-Roma are not representative for the majority population, but serve as a benchmark for Roma since they share the same environment and social infrastructure.
The key results were also summarised in a report, published in May 2012. The results will be further presented in 2014 in three separate reports looking specifically at education, employment and gender. FRA released the preliminary analysis of the results by gender in October 2013.